MAMMA MIA! CELEBRATES OPENING NIGHT AT
THE NEW TROPICANA LAS VEGAS FRIDAY, MAY 16
On Friday night (May 16, 2014) the Las Vegas production of Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ global smash-hit musical MAMMA MIA! celebrated its grand opening at The New Tropicana Las Vegas in the newly transformed Tropicana Theater.
The high-energy performance had the crowd channeling their inner “dancing queens” throughout the performance that ended with a standing ovation for the company. The talented cast includes Christine Sherrill as Donna Sheridan, Kimbre Lancaster as Sophie Sheridan, Mary Callanan as Rosie, Alison Ewing as Tanya, Trey Ellett as Harry Bright, Steve Judkins as Bill Austin, Sean AllanKrill as Sam Carmichael and Jordan Bondurant as Sky.
Notable names in attendance at opening night included: Judy Craymer (global producer/creator of MAMMA MIA!); Alex Yemenidjian (Chairman and CEO of The New Tropicana Las Vegas); the Sister Wives (of TLC’s hit television show); Mary Wilson (The Supremes); Frank Marino (Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas); Jaymes Vaughn (Chippendales); Ricardo Laguna (Professional BMX rider); Jabbawockeez (world famous dance crew); the cast of ROCK OF AGES; the cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET; the cast of JERSEY BOYS; Murray Sawchuck (The Laugh Factory); the Australian Bee Gees; and Jeff Civillico (The Quad headliner).
Credit: © Erik Kabik
About MAMMA MIA!
MAMMA MIA! performs in the recently transformed Tropicana TheaterSunday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. There will be no show on Fridays. Tickets range from $49 to $135 plus applicable taxes and fees and can be purchased at http://Trop.LV/TLVMammaMia, by phone at 800-829-9034 or at the Tropicana Show Tickets desk. Special hotel packages are also available for a two- to three-night stay at the New Tropicana Las Vegas.
Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs, MAMMA MIA! is Judy Craymer’s vision of staging writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny, funny tale of family and friendship unfolding on a tiny Greek island. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they had last visited 20 years ago. Songs including “Dancing Queen,” “The Winner Takes It All,” “Money, Money, Money” and “Take a Chance on Me” are all featured in this feel-good night of fun and laughter.
With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, MAMMA MIA! is written by Catherine Johnson, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast. The production is designed by Mark Thompson, with lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce and Bobby Aitken, and musical supervision, additional material and arrangements by Martin Koch.