08/10/2022 – 23/10/2022
The Concourse Theatre, Chatswood
It’s the smash hit musical based on the chart-topping songs of ABBA that has played in more than 50 countries on all 6 continents to more than 65 million people, and for the first time Mamma Mia! hit Sydney’s North Shore in 2022.
Willoughby Theatre Company presented the blockbuster musical for a limited season at The Concourse, Chatswood in October 2022, in a production that swept audiences off their feet and transported them to an idyllic Greek Island for an evening of love, laughter, and non-stop ABBA.
The musical, which has also spawned a smash hit movie starring Meryl Streep, tells the story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father and features all the Swedish super group’s hits such as “Knowing Me, Knowing You”, “Thank You for the Music”, “Money Money Money”, “The Winner Takes It All” and the title track.
This production at The Concourse was directed by Declan Moore, who has helmed some of Sydney’s biggest community theatre musicals of recent years including The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Mary Poppins, Wicked, and Shrek. Choreography was by Amy Curtin with Musical Direction by Matt Hearne.
The company assembled some well-known Sydney performers for the production, including Karen Oliver who has performed on stages across the globe, in the leading role of Donna Sheridan. By her side was Janina Hamerlok as Tanya, and Tisha Kelemen as Rosie, both accomplished performers who have also graced stages across the country.
The 2022 season was a complete success and left the community singing ABBA for months afterwards.