‘Mamma Mia!’ magnifique

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October 11, 2018 - 11:14 AM

“Mamma Mia!,” the most ambitious, fully realized, light-filled production to adorn the Bowlus stage in a long while, begins its three-day run tonight at 7:30.

The jukebox musical, a rare collaboration between the Allen Community College theatre and music departments and the Iola Community Theatre, assembles a cast of nearly 40 players for two fizzy, fast-paced hours of song and dance, with a libretto that also manages to inject this candy-colored bonbon with vibrations of real feeling.

The action is set on the fictional Greek island of Kalokairi, at a small hotel run by an American expat named Donna Sheridan, played brilliantly and with quiet authority by Susan Raines.

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