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Old 10-17-2001, 09:49 PM   #1
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Well, I guess I know where Larry Mullen Jr. will be headed next time he's in the latest Broadway production...a show called "Mama Mia" based on the music of...of all things, ABBA!!!!

I realize Abba was huge in Europe, but in the States they were little more than a cheesy joke...I'm dumbfounded.


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Old 10-17-2001, 10:07 PM   #2
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Hey, ABBA was a great group. Their melodies were amazing. Bono is a huge fan too - just listen to the Stockholm '92 show when the two men from the band join him for "Dancing Queen". He sounds truly humbled by their presence.

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There's another broadway show that is based on ABBA....but I forget what it is and I'm lazy to find it.


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Hey, I like ABBA!!! Yeah some of the songs are kinda cheezy, but they are great pop tunes!!!
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The two guys from ABBA wrote the Musical Chess with Tim Rice as the Lyricist. Youve probably heard the song "One Night in Bangkok" from it.
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abba rocks.


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It played out here in San Francisco. Got great reviews, everybody dancing with the music and having a good time. I missed it unfortunately, but it sounds fun!
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Mamma Mia has played in Toronto for the past few years. It's not about ABBA - it's just a cute, fun wedding story - but it uses the music of ABBA to tell the story. I went with a bunch of people from work and we had a great time.

The woman who is starring in the show for its opening on Broadway - Louise Pitre - has an incredible voice. Definitely see it if you used to be an ABBA fan (or still are) and you enjoy a good musical.
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Edge's Wench? Oh why didn't I come up with that name first?

I'm going to see the show sometime....probably have to get standby. Probably get my ass in gear to do that after I get my ass in gear to get Producers tickets. But who couldn't love "Dancing Queen"?

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Edge's Wench? Oh why didn't I come up with that name first?
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Old 10-18-2001, 12:22 PM   #12
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Thank you UCLA. The fact that Chess was written by members of ABBA is a little known fact. I'm impressed. And while I'm on the subject: Chess is perhaps one of the best musicals out there. It's really worth taking a listen. I was unfortunately unable to see Mamma Mia when I was in London, but it got great reviews over there, and is supposedly doing well over here.
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Old 10-18-2001, 03:50 PM   #13
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If anybody here can get a chance to do to see Mamma Mia, GO!!

I have seen it in Toronto, and it was a very fun and cool musical to go to. You will have fun!!

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Yes- I saw it when it played in San Francisco, very fun! Best to go with a big group of friends. You'll be suprised how many of the songs you'll know...
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Ah...well, I am really Edge's Wench, so perhaps that is why you did not think up the name. But shhhhhhhhhhhhh! - it's a secret.

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