Musical of Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
A mother. A daughter. Three possible fathers.
Musical in two acts
Music Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
Libretto Catherine Johnson
Additional compositions Stig Anderson
Translation of song lyrics Leelo Tungal
Translation of prose text Anna-Magdaleena Kangro
Director Ain Mäeots
Musical directors Martin Sildos, Ele Sonn
Scenographer Riina Degtjarenko (Estonian Drama Theatre)
Costume designer Gerly Tinn
Choreographer Andre Laine
Lighting designer Meelis Lusmägi
Cast Merle Jalakas or Ele Millistfer, Birgit Sarrap or Merili Johanson, Veikko Täär or Andres Dvinjaninov (Karlova Theatre), Hannes Kaljujärv or Sepo Seeman (Endla Theatre), Andres Mähar or Tanel Jonas, Priit Strandberg or Kaarel Targo (Must Kast), Terje Pennie or Merle Palmiste (Estonian Drama Theatre), Anne Reemann (Tallinn City Theatre) or Kaire Vilgats and others
band, chorus and dance troupe
Sophie is busy preparing for her wedding, but has a problem. She wants to walk down the aisle with her father, but has no idea who he is and where to find him. In her mother’s diary, she finds the names of three men her mother interacted with that fateful summer 20 years ago, and she decides to secretly invite all three of them to the wedding and determine the secret of her birth. Sophie’s mother Donna is surprised to find herself face to face with these ghosts from her past. A tragicomedy of errors follows…
This musical based on hits by the legendary Swedish band ABBA has charmed audiences around the world since 1999. Jam-packed with the band’s peppy, well-crafted music, the production features the songs “Super Trouper”, “Lay All Your Love on Me”, “Dancing Queen”, “Knowing Me, Knowing You”, “Take a Chance on Me”, “Thank You for the Music”, “Money, Money, Money”, “The Winner Takes It All”, “Voulez-Vous” and more.
Premiere 26.11.2016, the Vanemuine Grand Building.
In Estonian, with English, Finnish and Russian subtitles.