Cincinnati Landmark Productions to
Mount First Local Production of Smash Hit Musical
May 2019

The timeless music of ABBA will resonate from the western hilltops when the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater opens its 2019 Summer Classics Season with the smash-hit musical MAMMA MIA.

Cincinnati Landmark Productions announced today that it will mount the first local production of the successful and oft-requested jukebox musical. Opening night is set for May 1, 2019, with a total of 20 performances ending on May 26, 2019.

Executive Artistic Director Tim Perrino said the group has been keeping a close eye on the production rights for years and is anxious to bring it to the Summer Classics Season audiences. In fact, it was the runaway, most-requested show title on audiences surveys for several years.

“MAMMA MIA fits perfectly in the category of a modern classic musical,” he said. “It’s bright, it’s fun and it’s energetic. We can’t wait to assemble the best local talent to produce it and wow our audiences.”

Subscriptions for the 2019 Summer Classics Season go on sale on August 15, 2018. The other three productions in the season will be announced later this summer. Current subscribers have until March 2019 to renew their tickets and keep their seats. Non-subscription, single show tickets for MAMMA MIA and the other 2019 Summer Classics productions go on sale April 1, 2019.

MAMMIA MIA uses ABBA's hits to tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! an audience favorite.

ABBA has re-appeared in the cultural zeitgeist recently. The band announced last week that it was set to release new music for the first time since breaking up in 1982. The film version of Mamma Mia!, starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, became the highest grossing live-action musical film of all time upon its release in 2008. A second film, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, will be released in cinemas later this summer on July 20.