12 Thoughts We Had While Watching The MUNY’s Mamma Mia!

July 25th, 2016 by

12 Thoughts We Had While Watching The MUNY’s Mamma Mia!

Big ups to The Muny for casting a Mamma Mia! we really want to see.

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Seriously, why didn’t the Broadway production that ran over a decade think to throw an Elphaba or two in as Donna? Over at The Muny they have Julia Murney leading the show as Donna; Ann Harada and Jenny Powers as her besties; Justin Guarini as the guy who got away; Mike McGowan and Ben Nordstrom as the other possible baby daddies; and Jason Gotay and Brittany Zeinstra as the soon-to-be-married Sky & Sophie.

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Photo by Courtesy of The Muny

And while it might be difficult to get The Muny before the final performance on July 28, you can get a sense of the production through its montage.

We watched. We lived. We died. We had some thoughts.

Just easing into it with “Honey, Honey”. Sure. Let’s do it.

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Ok, here are the goods (:22). The Dynamos serving feather boa and "Dancing Queen" realness. Big hug to whoever thought of those sleeves on Jenny Power’s Tanya. #Everything

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Jason Gotay is bringing it…and I really want to own those shorts.

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Now we’re cooking with fire. The best song in Mamma Mia!, “Super Trouper”, begins at 1:09.

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“Voulez Vous” is contagiously fun. Whatever your silly qualms with the rest of the musical, you can’t deny that act break.

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When did Justin Guarini become such a DILF? What is it? Is it the Abba? I don’t know, but I’m loving it.

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Seriously, he sounds wonderful. Is it too late to dub Pierce Brosnan? (1:47)

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Get it, Jenny Powers! No sarong for this Tanya. Also, let’s get thirsty for a minute, who dat in the striped shorts?

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Honestly, Julia Murney is giving me LIFE in “Our Last Summer” (2:29). I can’t put my finger on why but I love it. You could totally get a sense her Donna from it.

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I get that they couldn’t jam pack the whole show into a 4-minute montage, so how about we just Facebook Live Julia Murney’s “Slipping Through My Fingers” or something? Deal?

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Thank goodness though there’s Ann Harada’s “Take A Chance On Me” (2:47).

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And now some "Mega Mix" for your nerves. Let the chair dancing commence.

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To see Mamma Mia! live, you’ve got to get to The Muny before July 28.