Box Office – Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!

Feb 2 – Feb 25, 2018

Book by Catherine Johnson
Music & Lyrics by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
Directed by Bill Berry
Choreographed by Bob Richard

The smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA. A brand new, original 5th Avenue version of the famed piece that has wowed audiences worldwide. On the Greek island of Kalokairi, Sophie is preparing to marry her fiance, Sky. She wants her father to walk her down the aisle but doesn't know who he is. She discovers her mother's old diary and finds entries describing intimate dates with three men. Surely one of these men is her father. On the day before Sophie's wedding, her mother begins receiving guests at her taverna, and so the story begins.


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Run Time
The run time for Mamma Mia! is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission.

Some shows deal with mature themes and may not be appropriate for all children. For information about whether a particular show is suitable for your child, we strongly encourage you to read the Content Advisories for each production. Children under 4, including babes in arms, will not be admitted.

Special thanks to the sponsors for this production.


Mamma Mia! Creative Team

Director: Bill Berry

Choreographer: Bob Richard

Music Director: R.J. Tancioco

Scenic Designer: Jason Sherwood

Lighting Designer: Mike Baldassari

Costume Designer: Rose Pederson

Sound Designer: Joanna Lynne Staub

Hair and Wig Designer: Mary Pyanowski Jones

Production Stage Manager: Jeffrey K. Hanson

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

Run Time
​The run time for Mamma Mia! is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one 20 minute intermission.

Arrival Time

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.

Late Seating

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. 

Some shows deal with mature themes and may not be appropriate for all children. For information on whether a particular show is suitable for your child, please see the Parental Guidelines included for each show. Complimentary booster seats are available at the Coat Check.

Emergency Contact

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
Your seat location: aisle, section, row, and seat number

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.

You may also donate your tickets back to the non-profit 5th Avenue Theatre. The 5th cannot guarantee that ticket donations are tax deductable and does not produce tax receipts for these donations. Please call 206.625.1900 prior to your performance  to arrange a ticket donation.

Lost Tickets

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.

Third-Party Tickets

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 Policy

Smoking is not allowed in any part of the theater nor within 25 feet of the theater entrance.

Firearms Policy

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!

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.

Strobe lights and a disco ball are used in this production.

Recommended for ages 7 and up.

Run Time
​The run time for Mamma Mia! is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission.

Adult Language:

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.”


Sexual References:

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.
Sam: Oh, yeah?
Harry: I haven’t spoken it in years.

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.