Sunday, November 02, 2008
I saw Mamma Mia! in the movies, and enjoyed it overall, finding the first half music particularly lively. I just saw the play and was somewhat disappointed, though overall it was decent. The acoustics was a problem early on and the cast seemed also to have a certain lack of energy. Later on, starting particularly on the night before the wedding, the energy came. Still, though one or two changes in plot detail made some sense (especially regarding the cookbook author), the film was better. IMHO. The reprise of 1776 more favorably matched the movie. Then again, here you had alcohol.