February 6th, 2024, the opening night of “Mamma Mia!” at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis was a thrilling and heartwarming experience. As a huge fan of the “Mamma Mia!” movie, my expectations were sky-high, especially because I love ABBA’s hit songs. The live performance did not disappoint; it was impressive from start to finish.
Christine Sherrill, who played Donna Sheridan, delivered a spectacular performance. Her voice was powerful, nuanced, and a delight to listen to, especially during her rendition of “The Winner Takes It All” which was filled with emotion and stunning high notes. Alisa Melendez, portraying Sophie Sheridan, also stood out with her beautiful voice and compelling stage presence, making it clear she was born for the role.
The comedic elements, delivered by Jalynn Steele and Carly Sakolove as Tanya and Rosie, respectively, were a highlight of the evening. Their performances were not only hilarious but showcased some of the best vocal talents in the production. The male cast added to the fun with their playful and entertaining roles, contributing to the overall feel-good atmosphere of the romantic comedy musical.
This production of “Mamma Mia!” is a must-see for fans of the movie, ABBA enthusiasts, or anyone looking for a joyous musical experience. The show concluded with a mini-concert featuring ABBA’s greatest hits, turning the theater into a vibrant dance party. It was the perfect end to a memorable night.
If you’re searching for a joyful, music-filled evening that celebrates love and laughter, don’t miss “Mamma Mia!” at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis. It’s a feel-good romantic comedy musical that will leave you singing and dancing long after the curtains close