Jan 30 – Feb 25, 2018
Tickets on sale August 2017
Book by Catherine Johnson
Plan Your Visit
Whether this is your first visit to The 5th Avenue Theatre or your 50th, we want to ensure that you enjoy every moment. If you have any questions about the theater accommodations or services, please call 206-625-1900 or e-mail email@example.com.
Productions begin promptly, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early. Doors open 45 minutes before the show and seating begins 30 minutes before the curtain.
Patrons arriving late will be seated at the first suitable pause in the performance in the least disruptive location. Following intermission, an usher will help you find your seat.
All performances will take place as scheduled, regardless of weather conditions.
The 5th Avenue Theatre welcomes children ages 4 and older. Children under 4 years of age, including babes in arms, will not be admitted.
Please leave the following information with your sitter or service, so we can quickly locate you in the event of an emergency:
Theatre Coat Check phone: 206-625-1294
Coat Check, Assistive Devices, and Special Needs
Complimentary Coat Check is located in the lobby next to Aisle 3. You may check any item you don’t wish to carry into the theater. Booster seats, assistive listening headsets, and Braille playbills are available at no charge. Binoculars may be rented for $5.00.
Food & Drinks
Refreshments are available for purchase on both levels of the lobby before the performance and during intermission. Candy and beverages purchased at the lobby concession stand may be brought into the theatre. Beverages must be in a bottle with cap or a theater cup with lid.
Ticket Refunds & Exchanges
You may exchange your tickets if you do so 24 hours or more prior to your scheduled performance date. Subscribers may exchange tickets with no exchange fee. Single-ticket buyers are charged an exchange fee. Please note: Tickets are non-refundable.
If you lose or forget your tickets, please call 206-625-1900 or 888-5TH-4TIX for a replacement. You may pick up your tickets at the Box Office on the day of the show.
We strongly discourage patrons from purchasing tickets through outside vendors. Tickets bought from scalpers, brokers or by other third-party means may be counterfeit or inadmissible, and they are often grossly overpriced. These purchases do not benefit the performers, producers or The 5th Avenue Theatre. Purchasing directly from the 5th Avenue Theatre is your best bet for best seats and best available prices.
Cameras & Recorders
The use of cameras and video or audio recording equipment is strictly prohibited. You may leave these items at the Coat Check.
Smoking is not allowed in any part of the theater nor within 25 feet of the theater entrance.
No firearms of any kind are allowed in any part of the theater.
Ask an Usher
If you experience any discomfort during a performance, an usher or the House Manager will be glad to assist you.
Mamma Mia takes place on an island in Greece where Sophie, a 20-year-old girl, is about to get married. Her mother, Donna, former flower child and musician, does not know that Sophie has invited three men, any one of whom might be her father, to give her away during the ceremony.
Recommended for ages 7 and up.
The language in this show is very mild (and most of it is British). The strongest word used is “bloody” (as in “I’ve done a bloody good job of raising Sophie all by myself”), a word that has more impact in the U.K. A few other vulgar expressions are used: “Bollocks!” “Screw ’em if they can’t take a joke!” “buggering,” and “crap.”
All sexual references are either double entendres or innuendoes. Sophie discovers the names of the three men her mother was involved with twenty-one years ago by reading her diary: “One thing led to another and . . . dot, dot, dot.” Harry, one of the candidates for Sophie’s father, has the following exchange with Sam:
Harry: Well, I hope I get the chance to get my tongue around a little Greek.
Two of the wedding guests, Tanya and Rosie, are seen flirting with two men; it is implied in each case that they may have spent the night together. At the wedding ceremony, one character announces being in a gay relationship.
Donna eventually confesses that she does not know which of the three men fathered Sophie.
The wedding guests are seen drinking.