Call goes out to all dancing queens
Swedish pop group ABBA was an overnight disco sensation, becoming Sweden’s highest export earners and outselling Volvo cars.
After the band members, Benny, Bjorn, Anni-Frid, and Agnetha, parted ways in 1982, a flurry of ABBA tribute shows sprang onto the music scene.
There was one show, however, that not only toured the world non-stop since its inception in 1999, but played more than 10 times as many concerts as the original band themselves – ABBA MANIA.
Featuring Gareth Kedward, Mark Thomas, Jennifer Robb and Carley Broom, ABBA MANIA has entertained audiences around the world, from Russia and Denmark to France and South America.
After a successful season on London’s West End, ABBA MANIA is on its way to Sydney, where it will recreate ABBA’s 1979 concert, the last live stage performance of the original band.
ABBA MANIA is said to have even the most cynical concertgoer dancing in their seats, with a repertoire of Dancing Queen, Fernando, Take A Chance on Me, Super Trouper, The Winner Takes It All, Mamma Mia, Voulez Vous, and Waterloo.
ABBA MANIA founder Mark Thomas said his touring ABBA show has never stuck to a formula, setting it apart from other tribute shows.
“The success of ABBA MANIA is so far beyond my expectations,” he said. “I still have to pinch myself, it’s amazing.
“When I wrote it I expected to do one season, and the fact that we are still playing is great.”
ABBA MANIA indulges in all things 1970s for its ABBA show, including vibrant costumes, platform heels, and extravagant disco lighting.
ABBA fans and their friends can see ABBA MANIA at the Star Theatre, Star City, in Sydney for four weeks from 14 November.
Call Ticketmaster on 1300 795 267 or go to www.ticketmaster.com.au. Tickets from $59.50.