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   from the issue of January 27, 2005

Lied hosts smash Mamma Mia! Feb. 1-6

Mamma Mia!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, is coming to the Lied Center for for eight shows Feb. 1-6.

Inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs, writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale of family and friendship unfolds on a tiny Greek island. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. Songs including "Dancing Queen," "The Winner Takes It All," "Money, Money, Money" and "Take A Chance on Me" are all featured in this feel-good night of fun and laughter.

The 30-member cast features singers with a long list of professional acting credits.

Curtain times for Mamma Mia! are: 7:30 p.m. for shows on Feb. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; with additional 2 p.m. shows on Feb. 3 and 5; and single 2 p.m. curtain Feb. 6.

Pre-performance talks begin 30 minutes prior to each curtain in the Lied's Steinhart room.

Tickets for Mamma Mia! are $60/$55/$50. Call the Lied ticket office at (402) 472-4747 or (800) 432-3231 for ticket availability. Regular ticket office hours are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays. For matinee weekend performances, the Lied ticket office will be open at 11 a.m. through intermission. To order tickets online or for more information on any Lied Center performances, visit the Lied Center's web page at



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