Daughter's favourite movie, by a landslide, is "Mamma Mia." She loves Sophie, and can most of the songs with accuracy of words, if not lyrics.
So when I heard that Mamma Mia, the musical, was returning to Toronto, I thought it would be a great way to celebrate Mother's Day with my Daughter and Mom, and her first ever musical...
Look, when it comes to musical theater, I am gay man in a woman's body. Really. I love it! All of it. I can't ever remember seeing musical I didn't love, though I have my favourites (Les Mis, Wicked, Spring Awakening and Joseph). This is also why I rush to download the latest Glee songs from itunes every Wednesday morning (this week it is Jessie's Girl on my playlist).
I can't sing, and I am not much of a dancer (despite the year of ballet I am just completing.) My dream would be to sing and dance on Broadway, except as a realist I just have to enjoy myself from the audience.
Perhaps Daughter will inherit her father's voice and have a shot at fulfilling my dream, but I won't hold my breath. At least she loves the music as much as I do, and I am now glad to say that I will never again have to drag husband to a performance.
Yesterday we sat, three in a row, in the nosebleed section at the Princess of Wales Theater, along with school groups and senior bus tours, to watch Mamma Mia. It was great! Was it the best production I have ever seen? Nope. But who doesn't love Abba and some slightly scandalous raunchiness on a Wednesday afternoon?
The big bonus was Jack, as in Jack and Jennifer from Days of Our Lives as Bill Anderson. LOVE HIM!
Daughter enjoyed her first ever musical. Though I have to be honest - I think she still prefers the movie. She came home and put on the DVD immediately to sing and dance along!