Monday, July 21, 2008

Mama Mia!

Any fellow Dancing Queens out there? If you're an ABBA lover, or if you just love a good musical, get yourself to see Mama Mia! (Watch the clip and the trailer at the movie site!) You may want to go early because the seats are filling up fast!

I went last night with some girlfriends, and you can see I got into the the spirit of things. Hey, Mom - recognize those earrings? Were they originals from the Dancing queen era? (I love them!)


My outfit was of the backup singer caliber, as Esme took the lead role with her sparkly feather boa!

I really enjoyed myself! It brought good memories back of seeing this show in Las Vegas with my mom and sis! And even older memories of my mom listening to ABBA 8-tracks!

The plot includes a love story - well, several actually. All the characters played their roles with great heart. The signing isn't always fabulous, but it is always real and some of it is very good. And I left being totally infatuated with the three main women characters (Donna and the Dynamos). They are just beautiful and so talented! Meryl Streep plays the lead, along with her two fabulous girlband companions played by Julie Walters (from Calendar Girls and Mrs. Weasley in Harry Potter) and Christine Baranski (Saturday Night Live, Cybill, Mame).

It's an easy, fun time. Grab your girlfriends and go! And don't forget the glitter.

7 comments:

Linda said...

Visit Friendship Tea. I have a gift for you to pick up for Steph's Cup of Tea!
Love, Linda

Anonymous said...

Steph,
I remember the fun we had in Las Vegas seeing Mama Mia. It sure has a way of making you want to sing and dance. I love the outfit and the earrings! Can't wait to see the movie.
Love,
Mom

Jason said...

Psst...Don't tell anyone...I enjoy ABBA, too.

Denise at Uniquely Tea said...

You look like me - 40 years ago! (Of course, it wasn't ABBA way back then, it was more like the Mamas and the Papas! LOL)

I simply MUST dig out my old bell bottoms.... hehehe

x

Amanda said...

Love the look!

Marilyn Miller, the Marmalady said...

I loved Mama Mia on stage in Las Vegas earlier this year. I makes you want to leave dancing and singing. Loved the outfit too!

MEP said...

I'm not sure I'll make it to the movies anytime soon with a newborn at home, but I love ABBA and Mama Mia! "Our Last Summer" and "Thank you for the Music" are songs that I can listen to (and sing along with) over and over again!