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Mecca Productions opens its first production of “Mamma Mia” tonight, and it’s a show that has turned out to be even bigger than expected.
Lisa Vasconcelos, the show’s director and the actress playing Donna, said the show was a huge effort between many people from the community and it’s looking and sounding “spectacular.”
“Everyone knows the music, so we really feel a responsibility to make sure that what we’re putting out there is the very best version of the Abba songs that we can so we think we’re achieved that,” she said.
She added that the actors will be performing in front of a huge hand-painted mural, and all the costumes look distinct from the Broadway incarnation of the classic musical.
It’s a fast-paced show, Vasconcelos said, which keeps the actors on their toes throughout, but will be exciting for the audience.
“We open the red curtain and we’re on the track until we close it. There’s no curtain, there’s no blackouts. It’s just go, go, go from the moment it starts.”
Mecca Productions’ “Mamma Mia” runs tonight through Saturday at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium, with a special sing-along night on Thursday.
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