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‘Mamma Mia!’ Here we go again
最熱賣音樂劇 《媽媽咪呀!》再度登台

The cast of musical Mamma Mia! performs in Taoyuan on Friday.

Photo courtesy of KHAM Inc.

Nine years after its previous visit, hit musical Mamma Mia! came to Taiwan again for five shows between Friday and Sunday. The three-day event took place at the Linkou Stadium of Taoyuan’s National Taiwan Sport University, where tens of thousands of fans were entertained by the amusing tale of family and friendship.

The term “mamma mia,” which literally means “oh my mother,” is an Italian expression for various emotions such as surprise, joy and fear. Inspired by Swedish pop group ABBA’s timeless hit songs, British playwright Catherine Johnson’s story unfolds on a small Greek island, and revolves around a bride-to-be’s relationship with her mother and her attempts to find her father.

With more productions playing simultaneously around the world than any other musical, Mamma Mia! is the world’s best-selling show. Since its stage premiere in 1999, the musical has grossed over US$200 million (about NT$6 billion). More than 60 million people in over 440 cities have seen the show.

(Eddy Chang, Taipei Times)






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