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Mamma Mia is not a musical! 
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Post Re: Mamma Mia is not a musical!
It's a really musical! I can't believe that it might be argued!


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Great song. One of the pillars for future musicals!


Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:05 am
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Post Re: Mamma Mia is not a musical!
Okay I agree, Mamma Mia is crap, and I hate it. But, it (unfortunately) is a musical. I am very sad too. There is nothing in the definition of musicals that they have to be good or use original music.

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Post Re: Mamma Mia is not a musical!
I think Mama Mia still considered as a musical. But the style was too old fashioned. We've seen so many musical shows nowadays and it has new and unique way to present it...

Anyways, still love the songs from the movie... :mrgreen:

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Mamma Mia is obviously a musical. No matter how you view its story, it's still musical. They are obviously giving recognition to the singer ABBA. It' not really that bad.


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i think mamma mia is actually a very great song and it has actually proven itself by standing the test of time and is still popular today, that it is even played still on radios today.


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the book is even stolen... from Alan Jay Lerner's musical 'Carmelina" and its Italian film source material.
but its still a musical.

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windscreen wrote:
What upset me the most about this farce of a show is that two songs in particuler: Slipping through my fingers and The winner takes it all, two emotive and meloncholic personal masterpieces, not to mention pure theatre in themselves...are cheapened by attaching them to this garbage story by means of incredibly tenuous links.

I'm sad...not angry!

the names are not really important, perhaps of what you speak is a clarification, and arguably a bad musical. instead of saying that this is not a musical

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I think I understand the original post in that yes, it's obviously a musical as others have stated, but take the songs away, and the story although weak, still exists. I think there are a few of us that cannot handle change, and although change is often neccersary, change for the worse never is.


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As far as I know, Mama Mia is a musical. They present it with good music, lesson, and costume.


Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:39 pm
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JIJane wrote:
"Meryl Streep, the greatest actress of our time".

That is debatable. I am a fan but I wouldn't agree with the above statement.


I WOULD!

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windscreen wrote:
What upset me the most about this farce of a show is that two songs in particuler: Slipping through my fingers and The winner takes it all, two emotive and meloncholic personal masterpieces, not to mention pure theatre in themselves...are cheapened by attaching them to this garbage story by means of incredibly tenuous links.

I'm sad...not angry!


I think "The Winner Takes It All" is awesome in the show when done well.

You know what I think? I think people can get a little pretentious sometimes. They know a show is written with old pop music and it's not original so they immediately put it in a category and say it is trash. Maybe if we just allowed ourselves to view things with an open mind we would enjoy things a lot more. I'm not saying "Mamma Mia" is the best musical ever or anything, I'm just saying I think the show is a fun, good time, and we should allow ourselves to have fun and enjoy it instead of just automatically assuming it's terrible because of what it is. We shouldn't be so quick to judge. Personally, I can usually find some good in everything, and I think anything that is theatre and gets people into seats to enjoy and support live theatre is GREAT!

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