Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – 7:30 PM
VPAC at OCCC
ABBA MANIA continues to grip the nation with countless tributes on television, radio and of course with the hugely popular stage hit Mamma Mia, now a feature film, so there are no signs that its popularity is slowing down!
ABBA MANIA the tribute takes you back in time by recreating one of the world’s finest pop groups in a live stage performance. This highly polished and professional production was created in 1999 and played its first shows in 2000.
In London, audiences went crazy for ABBA MANIA, a tribute act that filled the West End with the slick pop sounds of Sweden's most famous export since the Viking hordes. Now, after garnering rave reviews from the usually sarcastic English press ("Even better than the originals" admitted Sky News) and touring Europe and South America, ABBA MANIA is spreading stateside, embarking on their first U.S. tour. Fantastic costumes, exciting choreography and lots of glitter make performances of "S.O.S.," "Super Trooper" and "Dancing Queen" as thrilling and fresh as they day they debuted.
In November 2002, the show made its German debut at the Deutsches Theatre Munich where it sold every seat in the house for 21 performances! In 2003 the show was presented with a prestigious Radio Regenbogen award for the best musical of 2002. Fellow winners that year were Tom Jones and Meatloaf. In the same year, ABBA MANIA toured extensively throughout Europe selling out theatres wherever they performed, including 24 consecutive shows in the Schiller Theatre in Berlin, and Cologne Arena selling 10,000 tickets in one night.
The highlight of 2004 was playing a one-off television special. Viewed by over 11 million people and broadcast throughout Europe, the show celebrated thirty years since ABBA came to prominence with “Waterloo” (Eurovision 1974). Fellow performers included original members of the ABBA band, stars from the musical Mamma Mia, and even the iconic Bjorn Ulveaus made an appearance.
The show has toured internationally in regions as far afield as Venezuela, North America, Tahiti, Mexico, Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Luxembourg, and many more, making this the world’s most successful touring ABBA show.
ABBA MANIA features all of ABBA’s most memorable hits including “Waterloo” (the Eurovision song contest winner 1974), “Dancing Queen” (a hit in the charts and many movie sound tracks), “Take a Chance”, “Money Money Money”, “Chiquitita”, “Voulez Vous” and “The Winner Takes it All”, to name a few.
This show has been running since 1999 and is the longest running ABBA Tribute Concert in the world. They have worked meticulously to try to bring the most accurate and authentic live ABBA Concert possible. They wanted to capture the true essence, energy and excitement of what it would have been like to have experienced this truly wonderful band LIVE in concert.
ABBA MANIA has continued to tour the globe enjoying great success, with ticket sales for most venues selling out long before the show hit town. They look forward to welcoming you and will ensure that you’ll be “having the time of your life”!