Friday, June 19, 2009

Mamma Mia - Sing-a-long (Rhoades)

“Mamma Mia!” Returns For Sing-Along Encore

Reviewed by Shirrel Rhoades

Mamma mia, there the Tropic goes again! Turning the Meryl Steep movie into a sing-along.

Yes, those bouncy ABBA songs make you want to sing and dance in the aisles. “Mamma Mia,” “Honey, Honey,” “Lay All Your Love on Me,” “Money, Money, Money,” “Winner Take All,” “Does Your Mother Know,” and “Dancing Queen” – this 2008 stage-to-film adaptation has them all.

What a clever idea – “Mamma Mia!” as an audience-participation event like “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

Why not?

And what better place than Key West to take a schmaltzy movie musical and treat it as a campy sing-along? This could wind up competing with karaoke at the 801 Club.

You remember the story, set on a picturesque Greek Island, three guys from Streep’s past showing up to give away her daughter in marriage – each thinking he’s the dad. Mamma mia!
This comedy of confused identities (or more precisely, confused parentage) stars Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, and Stellan Skarsgard as the trio of potential fathers. Amanda Seyfried is a standout as the daughter. And Meryl Streep proves she can belt out a song or dance disco with the best of them.

Perhaps you can too. Catch the Friday night showing of “Mamma Mia!: The Sing-Along Edition” with lyrics highlighted on the screen and, well, sing along.
[from Solares Hill]

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