Tom Strini
On Stage 1/4-1/10

Mamma Mia! at the Marcus, toy piano at Turner Hall

By - Jan 4th, 2011 04:00 am
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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 (800-982-2787). Place orders 10 or more at 414-273-7121 ext. 210.

Mamma Mia! national tour 2010-11. Joan Marcus photo, courtesy of the company.


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.


Cirque le Masque brings its athletic artistry to the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center at 6 p.m. Sunday. Watch Cirque’s video here. It’s really pretty cool, very Euro-dreamy.

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.


Milwaukee Repertory Theater: Liberace! through Jan. 16, in the Stackner Cabaret.
Boulevard Theatre: The Savannah Disputation, through Jan. 16.

Last Chance

Skylight Opera Theatre: Gershwin and Friends, revue, through Jan. 9 at the Broadway Theatre Center Studio Theatre.
Milwaukee Art Museum: European Design Since 1985, closes Jan. 9.

0 thoughts on “On Stage 1/4-1/10: Mamma Mia! at the Marcus, toy piano at Turner Hall”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I suppose you can’t argue with success, but how many times do they plan to bring this here? Some of us would like to see a little more variety in the Broadway Series, not the same thing over and over.

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