Running since October 2001 This lively pop musical featuring the songs of '70s Swedish super-group ABBA has been playing to enthusiastic nightly standing ovations for more than a decade.
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The wafer-thin story, in which a mother confronts her past on a beautiful Greek island, provides a jumping off point for the easygoing Europop ecstasy of ABBA. This a very accessible show, and a popular choice among the suburban set and international travelers.
The score of 23 songs includes mega-hits "Dancing Queen," "Knowing Me, Knowing You," "Take A Chance on Me," and, of course, the irresistible title song.
Those looking for really serious theatre should look elsewhere, but there is a peculiar kind of Broadway magic at work in this tuner - by the end, practically the whole audience is singing along to ABBA and dancing in the aisles.
Family Rundown: The kids certainly will enjoy the songs, but you might want to have an explanation ready for a central plot point - one character is unsure which of three men is her father.