Tickets to this event were generously provided by Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. All opinions are the author’s.

This Energetic, Interactive Show Delivers in a Tropical Paradise

The Civic Theatre’s talented cast, crew, and musicians gave an amazing performance to a full house last night. 

Mamma Mia! is packed full of energy – from the dancing and singing to the colorful, tropical costumes.  And it was so much fun to see how the audience – teens through senior adults – responded to the performance.

My daughters and I had a blast during our Girls Night Out to see Mamma Mia! The musical is so fun and full of energy, you’ll want to dance, jive, sing, and clap along from your seat. (Hint…It’s not over until you actually do all of those things! Be sure to stick around until the very end.)  

One Girl’s Quest to Find her Father

Mama Mia begins with a young bride-to-be Sophie discovers her mom’s old diary that reveals an eventful love life … along with names of three different guys who could be Sophie’s dad.  Posing as her mother Donna, Sophie invites each of the men to her wedding on their island paradise, hoping that when they arrive she’ll know which one is her dad.

Sophie has just one wish to make her wedding perfect – to have her father walk her down the aisle. As wedding preparations begin and guests arrive to the tiny Greek island, the audience is treated to one hilarious scene after another.

ABBA’s well-loved greatest hits are seamlessly woven into this touching and very entertaining story about friendship, love, and identity.  

ABBA Songs Have a New Generation of Admirers

Ever since my daughters and I watched the Mamma Mia! movies last year, the soundtrack has stuck with us. They might not admit it, but I think my teens enjoy ABBA’s music as much as I do.

During summer road trips with my girls last year, our travel time flew by as we sang along to Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, and Waterloo. We were very excited to hear that the Civic Theatre was bringing some of our favorite characters to life this year. 

My oldest daughter loved how the musical was so much like the movie. Some of our favorite performances were Super Trouper, Lay All Your Love On Me! and Voules-Vous.

Mamma Mia is Playing Now Through March 17

MAMMA MIA! is playing February 22-24 and 27-28, and March 1-3, 6-10, and 13-17.

Showtimes are 7:30 PM, Wednesday – Saturday, and 2:00 PM matinees on Sunday.

Enjoyable for adults. Great for a “Mom’s Night Out” with friends, with your older teens, or a fun date night with your favorite person!  

Tickets range from $18 – $39 and can be purchased online or at the box office at (616)222-6650.


Due to popular demand, the Civic Theatre has added two performances to the lineup:

• March 10 at 7 pm
• March 17 at 7 pm

30 N. Division, Grand Rapids MI

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