Mamma Mia! at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Mamma mia, indeed! Who could have guessed that an oddball marriage between Swedish disco-pop and a Greek seaside setting would become one of the biggest stage-musical hits in the world? A frothy mix of ABBA hits and boomer flashbacks, Mamma Mia! has played to millions of people, from South Africa to Russia, and been turned into a major Hollywood movie that found Meryl Streep singing and shaking it like nobody’s business. Now that’s “Money, Money, Money”! If you’ve somehow missed out on the show, or want to relive the magic with your gal pals, summertime’s a good time to indulge in the musical’s giddy excess: it returns to the Queen E. Theatre from Tuesday to next Sunday (August 16 to 21), with Kaye Tuckerman (shown here) as the central matriarch who invites three past lovers to her daughter’s Greek wedding—and any of them could be the bride’s Dad.