Take a chance on ‘Mamma Mia!’

Brick Road Theatre presents re­gional pro­duc­tion in Plano

The Dallas Morning News - - Arts - By NANCY CHURNIN Theater Critic [email protected]­las­news.com Twit­ter: @nchurnin

This year’s Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again film pre­quel-se­quel goes back in time, but if you re­ally want to go back to where the fun started, check out the orig­i­nal Mamma Mia!, pre­sented by Brick Road Theatre Oct. 19-28 at the Court­yard Theater in Plano.

Yes, long be­fore there was a hit 2008 Mamma Mia! film, there was the pop­u­lar 2001 Broad­way ABBA juke­box mu­si­cal of the same name with Benny An­der­s­son and Björn Ul­vaeus songs like “Take a Chance on Me,” “Danc­ing Queen” and “The Win­ner Takes It All.”

For Brick Road Theatre, Patty Breck­en­ridge stars as Donna, a woman in a Greek is­land par­adise who is pre­par­ing for the wed­ding of her daugh­ter, So­phie, played by Mor­gan Maxey. Donna has never told So­phie who her fa­ther is. So­phie se­cretly in­vites three men from her mother’s past who might be her dad, with the aim of iden­ti­fy­ing her fa­ther. Cara Statham Ser­ber and Sara Shelby-mar­tin play Donna’s best friends.

Fresh off Lyric Stage’s Newsies, Katharine Quinn di­rects, with mu­sic di­rec­tion by Isaac Leaver­ton. ■ Oct. 19-28 at Court­yard Theater, 1509 H Ave., Plano. $30. brick­roadthe­atre.org.

Ja­son An­der­son/pendle­ton Pho­tog­ra­phy

Cara Statham Ser­ber (from left), Matt Homes, Mor­gan Maxey, Patty Breck­en­ridge and Sara Shelby-mar­tin per­form in the show.

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