Mamma Mia!

By Reyna Schaechter10th Grade, Hunter College High School Mamma Mia! tells the story of a 20-year-old Sophie who is about to get married. She was raised by her mother, but wants her father to give her away at her wedding — the only prob­lem is that she doesn’t know who he is. Sophie finds her mother’s diary and discovers that she has three potential fathers. She invites all three to her wedding, hoping that she will learn who her father is. Mamma Mia! strings together a series of unrealistic events, the sum of which you would only stumble across in a work of fiction. Albeit enjoyable to watch, I would not want to go to this island because it’s too planned to enjoy living in. From an amusing Greek chorus to the surprising plot twists at the end, I was never bored. Is Mamma Mia! a brilliant show? No. But is it a show that is bound to leave you smiling? Absolutely. So if you’re in the mood for a feel-good piece of theater with a side order of schmaltz, take a chance on Mamma Mia! TICKETS: $31.50 student rush • Winter Garden Theatre, 1634 Broadway website