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Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, is coming back to Omaha for a fourth engagement, courtesy of Omaha Performing Arts and Broadway Across America. MAMMA MIA! will open Thursday, March 3rd and run through Sunday, March 6th at the Orpheum Theater.



Tickets for MAMMA MIA! are now on sale starting at $28 and can be purchased at the Ticket Omaha Box Office in the Holland Performing Arts Center, 13th and Douglas streets, Omaha, Neb.; online at TicketOmaha.com; or by calling 402-345-0606. For group sales call 402-661-8516 or toll-free at 866-434-8587.

Seen by over 45 million people around the world, MAMMA MIA!, is celebrating over 3,650 performances in its ninth smash hit year on Broadway at The Winter Garden Theatre. It remains one of Broadway’s top selling musicals. The original West End production of MAMMA MIA! is celebrating 10 years and over 4,000 performances in London, an international tour has visited more than 50 foreign cities, and the blockbuster feature film adaptation is the most successful movie musical of all time grossing over $600 million worldwide.

In the 2010 - 2011 season, MAMMA MIA! will walk down the aisle for the first time, making premiere performances, in Alaska, Mississippi and West Virginia. The show will also return to Detroit, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Providence and Tampa for a remarkable fifth return visit. In total, the tour has played over 3,000 performances in over 130 cities with 125 repeat visits.

Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA’s songs from “Dancing Queen” and “S.O.S.” to “Money, Money, Money” and “Take a Chance on Me,” MAMMA MIA! is a celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends and new family found.

MAMMA MIA! will have just six performances at the Orpheum Theater, 409 South 16th St., Omaha, Nebraska. The schedule is: Thursday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 4 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, March 5 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 6 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East and Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal, the creative team responsible for bringing MAMMA MIA! to theatrical life includes some of the most gifted and celebrated talents of musical theatre and opera. With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, MAMMA MIA! is written by Catherine Johnson and directed by Phyllida Lloyd.

MAMMA MIA! has choreography by Anthony Van Laast, production design by Mark Thompson, lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce and Bobby Aitken, and musical supervision, additional material and arrangements by Martin Koch.The special edition cast recording of MAMMA MIA! is available on Decca Broadway.

For information about MAMMA MIA! go to www.ticketomaha.com; www.omahaperformingarts.org or www.mammamianorthamerica.com.

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