Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Writer: Catherine Johnson (book), Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus (music)
Cast: Susanna Panzner (who was covering for Ana Milva Gomes when I saw it), Madeleine Lauw, Jacqueline Braun, Susa Meyer, Boris Pfeifer, Peter Kratochvil, Martin Muliar, Andreas Wanasek
Seen on: 03.05.2015
[Here’s my grumpy review of the movie from way back that probably didn’t deserve as much hate as it got from me.]
Sophie (Madeleine Lauw) is about to get married to Sky (Andreas Wanasek) on the Greek island where her mother Donna (Susanna Panzner) owns a small hotel and bar. There is only one thing that Sophie misses to have the perfect wedding: she doesn’t know who her father is. Without her mother’s knowledge, she invites the three guys who are the possible fathers – Sam (Boris Pfeifer), Harry (Peter Kratochvil) and Bill (Martin Muliar). When all three show up, Donna is shocked, but maybe it’s time to revisit the past.
When I saw the film, I didn’t like it a whole lot. I have since seen bits and pieces of it again and I probably was too harsh about it, but that happens. So when my mom mentioned that she wanted to see the play, I decided to go along with her. And while I’m still not the musical’s biggest fan, it was entertaining.