Saturday, May 24, 2008

Mamma Mia, Mamma Mia!


I *FINALLY* got to see Mamma Mia! Whoohoohooo! For the past 4 or 5 times that we've been to Vegas, it was always on the day that Mamma Mia would be off for the week, adding to my endless frustration of seeing the show! :) But Tita B came through with tickets for Mom and me, and I found myself seated in the middle front section of the Mandalay Theater! Yes!!!!

I've always been dying to see it, and with the movie coming out soon, it was a *must* that I see the actual musical. I'm the type to note differences in shows when seen in different genres, hehehehe.

Anyway, for those extremely few people who have *not* seen Mamma Mia, here's a summary:
Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, 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 3 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, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives!

And yes, Japs, the show features many of ABBA's musical hits which you would have enjoyed :)

The show was very lively and made you want to jump up and dance, hehehe. Boydee probably would have, too! I wonder if the movie version will feature a young-ish set of characters like the play. Apparently, everything in the characters' lives happened when they were less than 20 years old (I think), so the only missing apparel could have been school girl costumes, hehehehe, they were that young! And of course, I like the happily-ever-after type of endings, where everything, as in everything, is tied into nice little bundles of feel-good stuff. Bang, you should know what I mean!

Of course, with all our activities in Vegas, there was no time left for scrapping yet again! Sigh! This is getting quite frustrating as my creative outlet has been put on hold!!! Aaargh! I need some ME time to be able to scrap at least a measly page, right? But by the time everything has been done for the day, all that's left is for me to fall asleep from sheer exhaustion! Not so much the physical kind, but the mind-draining kind!

Oh well. Hopefully in the next few days, I'll be able to sit down in front of my computer and open up Photoshop instead of Excel!

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