Aurora Theatre at GA Tech
through June 24, 2018
We thank you, Aurora for collaborating with the Ferst Center at Georgia Tech, to bring your great production to the heart of the metro area. The great ABBA musical, directed by Justin Anderson has everything you would see in a national touring company. But, . in a smaller venue you get to feel as if you are right up on stage and close to the performers, rather than sitting behind 1,000 other folks. This one has legs as we say in show biz. It played at the Fox 3 times in last 15 years, and generally sells out. Nobody gets killed, there are no expletives, and the story line, scripting and production are all Broadway class.
You know the songs, and the story line about the single mom on a Greek island whose daughter is to be wed. But, the young lady has no idea who her father may have been and the story evolves from her investigations and desires.
Sophie is the youngster, and is played by Hannah Church. Her mom, Donna (Kristin Markiton) runs the taverna she built and runs. And the fiancé, Sky is Nick Arapoglou.
Every one of the performers is belting out numbers, even if they are singing backup offstage. Chris Kayser (possible father Sam) even manages to sing, as do Travis Smith (possible father Bill) and Greg Frey (possible father Harry).
Macie Millard and Terry Henry play off one another and really come on singing the Chiquitita number in Act 1. The entire cast of more than two dozen players put incredible energy into this production. The choreography by Ricardo Aponte is really exciting, and the orchestra under the baton of Ashley Prince deserves an award for their great output. And if the music, dance and story aren’t enough the costumes and props are also first class. If you didn’t see this at the Aurora, then you MUST get over to Georgia Tech for a thoroughly entertaining performance.
More info at AuroraTheatre.com