MAMMA MIA! is a feel-good story set to ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All”. These are instantly recognizable songs even people who have never seen the musical or movie is guaranteed to know.

I took my friend who has never seen MAMMA MIA! before to opening night, and I had a funny conversation with her before the show started. She was trying to guess what the musical was about:

A: I didn't read the synopsis. All I know is the Mamma Mia song. Everyone knows that...It might be about eating. An Italian family eating pizza.
Me: Are you sure??? (I showed her the program cover)
A: Maybe she gets married and has to decide between a family and being a career woman.
Me: That's not even close.

Even though my guest was way off, she really enjoyed the show. It is hard not to! There was many a head nodding and toe tapping to the beat of the music. These are catchy songs that can be listened to over and over again; it's probably the reason why MAMMA MIA! is one of the most successful musicals of all time and the eighth longest running show in Broadway history.

Other aspects of the show we loved were the costumes. They were very vibrant and some very ABBA-inspired. The cast seemed very fun and Sophie's mom is definitely the star of the show! We also enjoyed all the little dirty jokes in the script. It made the show very fun and spunky.

And my favourite was the end when the entire cast reprised the "Mamma Mia," “Dancing Queen,” and "Waterloo," and invited the audience to clap, sing, and dance along.

So whether you're seeing MAMMA MIA! for the first time or a repeat customer, you're in for a good time with great music.

MAMMA MIA! is here in Vancouver for one week only! Performances run from now through Sunday, April 3, 2016 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

Tickets for MAMMA MIA! start at $35 (plus applicable service charges).Tickets are available through or by calling 1-855-985-5000. Reservations for groups of ten (10) or more are now being accepted by calling 1-800-889-8457.

For information about MAMMA MIA! visit

Disclosure: Tickets to the show were received from Broadway Across Canada free of charge. The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own and have not been influenced in any other way.