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TROY presents ‘Mamma Mia!’ April 19-20

April 2, 2019

Nearly 80 Troy University students will work together with faculty and alumni to present the hit musical “Mamma Mia!” April 19-20 at Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus.

Based on the music of Swedish pop group ABBA, the story involves a mother, a daughter and three possible fathers.

The presentation involves 37 student performers, five faculty members and two alumni in the cast, along with a combination of 55 students, faculty and alumni in backstage, production or orchestral roles.

“I think people of all ages will enjoy ‘Mamma Mia!’,” said Tori Lee Averett, Chair of the TROY Department of Theatre and Dance. “The nostalgic music of ABBA is a fun bit of retro reminiscence. The set, costumes and lighting display the exciting and romantic setting of the Greek island escape combined with a rock concert environment, the energy of the performers is absolutely contagious, and the story has universal appeal.”

Tickets cost $10 for reserved seating or $5 for TROY students and can be purchased at http://troytheatre.org.

Showtimes are at 7 p.m. April 19, and 2:30 and 7 p.m. April 20.

“I think the show is an excellent representation of the exemplary fine and performing arts we have here at Troy University, along with the strength of the collaboration between all the different areas that come together to make a show,” Averett said. “I truly believe we are a hidden gem — big-city caliber shows right here in Troy.”

For more information, call the Department of Theatre and Dance at 334-808-6142 or email troytheatreanddance@troy.edu.