I have always loved Abba songs. In fact, their Gold CD is what I listen to as I clean...I always have. Nothing helps dirt disappear faster than these fun songs. So it was with great anticipation that I hoped to one day see the stage production. Dawn saw it maybe twice. I was jealous but knew my time would come.
This Broadway season series in Cleveland included MamaMia but guess what? The movie came out before the show arrived live in Cleveland. But I did NOT see the movie. I was determined to see the stage first. And it was everything I had hoped it would be. The singing was incredible. The sets were perfect. The night we went the show was followed by a dance for teens so the audience was filled with youth and their parents. And we had rockin' great time. The sing-along at the end was total enjoyment. The costumes...oh my! The final scene when all 6 of the adults come out dress in silver...way too much fun!
So then the movie comes out on DVD and I still hadn't seen it. I requested it from Netflix and had just popped it in when Robert came home. So we watched in utter amazement and horror. Who in their right mind cast these people? Who in their right mind thought to have Pierce Brosnan sing? Why did no one voice-over him? Oh my gosh! This was simply horrible and trashy...compared with the stage show we saw. And people wanna buy this movie? Obviously their taste is only in their mouths or they don't have enough sense to see quality shows performed on stage. Sad. Very sad. And most disappointing.
But am I ever glad that I live close enough to Cleveland to be able to take advantage of the Broadway Series. Yes, we sit in the nose-bleed section but we love every minute of it. So if you haven't seen the movie, DON'T. Run....Fast.....Run Away!