Mamma Mia! at the Marcus, toy piano at Turner Hall
A daughter, her mother and three possible fathers assemble on an idyllic Greek island for the daughter’s wedding. Hi-jinks and ABBA songs break out.
Yes, Mamma Mia!, the music 1999 musical based on a 1975 hit song by the Swedish pop group, is back, on the Broadway Series of the Marcus Center. It goes a little like this:
The show runs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday Jan. 4-6, 8 p.m. Friday Jan. 7 , 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday Jan. 8, and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday Jan. 9. Tickets are $25 and up. Call the Marcus box office, 414-273-7206, buy online at www.MarcusCenter.or or via www.ticketmaster.com (800-982-2787). Place orders 10 or more at 414-273-7121 ext. 210.
Margaret Leng Tan, the world’s leading performer on the toy piano, will join Present Music at Turner Hall at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8.Music by John Cage, Osvaldo Golijov, Ge Gan-ru, John Adams, Toby Twining, Lennon/McCartney, Erik Satie and Erik Griswold are on the bill. I’m especially intrigued by Gan-ru’s Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!, a “melodrama for voice self-accompanied by a 17-piece toy orchestra.” Top tickets are sold out; the remainder are $20, $5 for students, right here.
Tickets are $40, $35 for 60+, $15 for students and $10 for children under 12. Order tickets here or call 414-766-5049. SMPAC is a sophisticated, professional performance space within South Milwaukee High School, at 901 15th Ave.