Mamma Mia with the Snorffles

mamma-mia4On Tuesday I was heading for serious sickness but I was conflicted because I had serious tickets to see Mamma Mia! with a few of my SeattleMomBlogs peeps and I felt I MUST GO. So I did. I packed my huge mom purse full of tissues and headed out with Eve driving my car because I was unfit for the road.

She is just getting over a nasty little something as well and we were worried about cross contamination so we drove with the windows down most of the way as I sniffled, snorffled, hacked and coughed my way to girls’ night out.

mamma-mia3Isabel, lovely as ever, did not seem even a bit bothered when we called to tell her we’d arrived at the theatre early and could she please bring us some cough lozenges when she came. And she brought them and all the people sitting around us rejoiced. I tried really really hard to time my coughing fits and nose-blowing fests for the height of the crescendos during the big show stoppers and I used hand sanitizer liberally. I feel fairly confident I did not infect any of my fellow ABBA lovers and honestly I think everyone was having too good a time to notice my… ahem… special sound effects.

To a lifelong ABBA fan, Mamma Mia! was complete and total fun. It was like a really well choreographed slumber party with several hundred excited friends. The acting and vocals were fabulous and I’ve never seen an audience that pumped mamma-miaup at a Broadway musical performance, laughing and clapping as each new ABBA song was woven into the story. I was amazed how well it flowed and today as I listened to my Gold album, I couldn’t get the images of the play out of my mind. I love the CD more than ever.

Just before bed tonight I took a wee break from being sick and had a full on dance party with the kids like my mom used to do with us when we were little, only back then the ABBA was on vinyl and it was a little less “old school.” If you have a chance, go see the show sometime. It’s only in Seattle through this weekend but I think it’s touring all over and there’s a film version coming out this year starring Meryl Streep, Colin Firth and Pierce Brosnan. Can’t wait!

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11 Responses to Mamma Mia with the Snorffles

  1. Shalee says:

    Oh, I’m glad you had your GNO, but I sure wish you could kick the crud! Well, maybe you can just dance it out of you.

    Had no idea about the movie… I’ll be looking for that on on DVD next year.

  2. Isabel says:

    Dude, it was fun. And I didn’t hear you blow your nose or cough once!!

    Sign me up for doing this again!!

  3. Erin Marie says:

    I lucked out a couple years ago and got to go see Mamma Mia when one of my sister’s friends (who had gotten the tickets in the first place since she worked at the convention center) had to work that night. I loved it! I wanted to go see it again. I’ll have to see when they’ll be nearby.

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  5. RachelH says:

    That really sounds great! I have the Abba Gold cd too – in fact my DD’s fave song to listen to when she was like just a toddler was on that cd! She’d listen to it over and over and dance like crazy… I can’t even remeber which one it was now!

    I hope they come to our city- I would LOVE to get tickets!

  6. nan says:

    Dude, your new look even works on Blackberry. Does everyone in the world have that Abba CD set? And how many mommies are, at this very moment, dancing all over the kitchen to it? I would love to know!

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  8. KYouell says:

    Going right now to Amazon to put Abba on my wishlist!

  9. KJ says:

    Saw you at Parenting–WOO hoo! You go! I have been away for a while from the Internets but I’m BACK.

    And I have to say that tonight, we were supposed to see The Elephant Man with my husband’s boss and his wife, a big supporter of our local theatre. Only a last-minute cancelling babysitter saved me. And the whole time I was thinking, if she’s taking us to this because she’s wondering why we never go to said local theatre, she’s got her answer right there on the program. I don’t want to see “The Elephant Man”! I want to see “Mamma Mia!”

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