Photo via  @CTRepTheatre  on Twitter

Photo via @CTRepTheatre on Twitter

Mamma Mia!: A CRT musical made for summer

BY stephanie santillo • june 12, 2019 • 6:00 a.m.

This past Friday night, the Connecticut Repertory Theatre kicked off its 2019 Nutmeg Summer Series with a charming production of the beloved musical “Mamma Mia!” Heartwarming performances and hysterical situations combined into the perfect musical to start off the summer.

Directed by Terrence Mann with choreography by Mary Ann Lamb and Jessica Walker, the CRT’s production of “Mamma Mia!” got toes to tap and hearts to melt. Energetic renditions of catchy ABBA songs like “Lay All Your Love on Me” and “Does Your Mother Know” incorporated a large ensemble of dancers and singers to turn these numbers into elaborate theatrical productions that were fun to see. Specifically, the ensemble’s kickline while wearing flippers during “Lay All Your Love on Me” was entertaining and showcased the effort and dedication that the cast and producers put into the show.