Thursday, November 11, 2010

Musical London, a Mamma Mia! evening

Fabulous! :o)

Seeing a Musical in London is one of "the things to do", if you're lucky enough to be able to get a ticket, 'cause most of the popular ones are sold out every weekend. Fortunately with a sister living in the area one has easy access to the right info (!) and so once train tickets were purchased a month and a half ago, tickets for the show were acquired just a couple of days later!

On previous visits I'd seen Chicago (leaves you feeling totally jazzed!) with a couple of friends, The Phantom of the Opera with my dad (10 years I'd been wanting to see that! Read the book as a teenager several times, knew most of the songs by heart...), and then Wicked when I came to visit my sister last summer (well, 2009), which as she kept saying was "wicked awesome!". :p

This time I finally got to see ABBA extravaganza Mamma Mia!

ABBA for me is my childhood. Some of my earliest musical memories are listening to their songs 'cause my parents were fans, and "Thank You For The Music" is one of my all-time favourite songs.

We started out with pretty good seats (for the price we paid) in the very back row, where we could see everything.

But since the room wasn't packed and one of the balconies was empty... we were able to switch to a balcony overlooking the stage during the intermission and got an even more intense experience!

I couldn't stop myself from singing along, and at the end everyone was on their feet clapping and singing and dancing. FUN! :o)

I've seen the movie lord knows how many times, and I'm still amazed at how the women behind this could bring together all these songs and weave them into a story! I'm not going to compare it to the movie, since they're two completely different animals. But I can say the singing is better! :p

Here's the trailer for the London show (the two leads I saw were blonds! so different cast?):

damn! I can't get the youtube video to embed for some reason so just go see it here.


  1. Lovely looking blog, Cris! You deserve congratulations for the beautiful and interesting stuff you are doing!

  2. Thanks DJan! It's still a work in progress, but it will have to advance in bits and pieces as "real life" keeps me busier than I'd like! But it is fun! :o)

  3. Hey great blog!
    Very fun to read :)

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  4. I LOVED the movie, but I'd love to see Mamma Mia live and I'd be singing right along with you!

  5. Welcome to the blog Marika! I'll be sure to stop by and check out your place! :o)

    Rhonda, it's definitely worth seeing live! The energy on stage is fabulous... and it's so hard to keep yourself from singing with them during the show, that it's such a relief when you can jump up and join in for the last ones!!! ;o)

  6. See the comments I left on your other is ironic that you are in Belgium now, because we also had another exchange student from Belgium too!!! She didn't stay long with us, but we met her dad too and her cousin.
    Too funny!

  7. Okay, I dropped in looking for the more Christmassy looked you promised!

  8. coming up! arrrgh!!! damn work keeps getting in the way! :s

  9. Musicals are one of my favourite genres! Probably has something to do with the fact that I LOVE to sing! When I watch a favourite musical I have to really hold myself in or I'll sing along with it... which isn't always to the liking of whoever's watching it with me! (used to drive my sisters nuts!) :p


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