Mamma Mia! hits the stage at Laguna Playhouse, opens July 7

Laguna Playhouse presents the first show of its 99th season with the perfect romantic comedy to kick off the summer, ABBA’s intoxicating Mamma Mia! The popular musical opens on Sunday, July 7 at 5:30 p.m. 

“We start our 99th season with one of the all-time great feel-good musicals, Mamma Mia! Our subscribers and audiences are going to be dancing queens and kings all summer long with this irresistible and euphoric new production!” comment Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Executive Director Ellen Richard.

Mamma Mia! begins previews on Friday, July 5, will open on Sunday, July 7 at 5:30 p.m., and performs through Sunday, July 28 at the Laguna Playhouse.

Music and lyrics are by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, with some songs co-written by Stig Anderson. The book was written by Catherine Johnson, and the show was originally conceived by Judy Craymer, with musical direction by Ricky Pope. The show is directed and choreographed by Karen Babcock Brassea. 

Mamma Mia opens

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Laguna Playhouse presents the feel-good musical “Mamma Mia” in July

Get swept away by the infectious music, uplifting story, and dazzling dance numbers that have made Mamma Mia! a worldwide phenomenon. As wedding festivities commence on an idyllic Greek island, a young bride-to-be schemes to discover the identity of her father among three men from her mother’s past. 

With so many of ABBA’s timeless hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “Take a Chance,” “Money, Money, Money,” and “SOS,” this story of love and friendship is an unforgettable musical experience that will leave you dancing in the aisles.

Performances will be Wednesdays through Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. 

There will be added performances on Tuesday, July 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, July 18 and Thursday, July 25 at 2 p.m. There will be Talk-Backs following the performances on Saturday, July 13 at 2 p.m. and Thursday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from $65 - $105 and can be purchased online at or by calling (949) 497-ARTS (2787). Group discounts are available by calling (949) 497-2787 ext. 229. Prices are subject to change.                                                           

The box office is open Mondays - Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (open until showtime on all performance days).

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The Laguna Playhouse is located at 606 Laguna Canyon Dr.