SALEM—While “Dancing Queen” and “Waterloo” may have made the Swedish band ABBA a worldwide sensation from the mid-1970s through the early 80s, their award-winning Broadway musical Mamma Mia! has ensured them continuing fame.

You can see ABBA’s Mamma Mia! live onstage at Pentacle Theatre March 1-23.

An added performance on March 12 is a sing a-long. A portion of the revenue will support Pentacle Theatre’s scholarship program.

The sunny, funny musical tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to find her birth father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The storytelling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting and hilarious tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!

Mamma Mia! originated in London’s West End in 1999. A Broadway version won several 2002 Tony Awards, including best musical, best book of a musical, best orchestrations and best actress and best featured actress in a musical. More than 60 million people have seen the show in 50 countries worldwide. A film version opened in 2008 and its sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again was released last year.

Mamma Mia!  is an incredibly popular show and we encourage you to book tickets early at as it is bound to sell out quickly.


What: ABBA’s hit musical, Mamma Mia!, with music and Lyrics by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and some songs with Stig Anderson. Book by Catherine Johnson. Originally conceived by Judy Craymer.

Directed by: Robert Salberg, with assistant director Jill Sorensen.


  • Principals and supporting roles: Matthew Bailey, Dylan Bauman, Kristen Crichlow, Chris Davidson, Ken Hermens, Brett Hochstetler, Geri Lyne Greeno, Kelli Jaecks, Ellie Knoll, Kirsten Manning, Isaiah Nixon and Emma Thurston.
  • Women’s ensemble: Jade Allen, Ellie Bertholf, Alison Fisher, Jen Haas, Jennifer Meyers, Olivia Pereya, Amelia Poston, Lilla Seitz, Olivia Sweeney and Victoria Wilson.
  • Men’s ensemble: Ben Arnst, Shawn Black, Grant Burton, Myles Fisher, Nicholas DG Hikes, Mathew Huffman, Gavin Hughes, Ron Jaecks and Vidal Pena.

When: March 1-23.

Where: Pentacle Theatre, 324 52nd Ave. NW, off Highway 22, about 6 miles west of downtown Salem, Oregon.

Suitability: Mamma Mia! is intended for middle school age and older audiences.

Tickets: Range in price from$29 to $34.

  • $34 for opening night includes a catered post-show party.
  • $30 for Friday and Saturday evening performances.
  • $32 for Sunday matinee performances.
  • $29 for Wednesday and Thursday evening performances.
  • Seniors, students and military are eligible for a $1.50 discount per ticket.
  • Through Salem for All, Oregon Trail cardholders are eligible for a 50 percent discount per ticket.

Where to buy: Advance tickets are available at Pentacle’s downtown Salem ticket office at 145 Liberty St. NE or by calling 503-485-4300 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, or online anytime at Tickets are also available at the theater box office 45 minutes before each performance.

Tickets for low-income persons: In partnership with Salem for All, Pentacle Theatre offers half-price tickets to Oregon Trail Card holders. For information, go to

For more information: or call 503-485-4300.