- The Slovenian version of Mamma Mia! came about mainly thanks to our former skiing ace Jure Franko, who won the silver medal in the giant slalom competition at the 1984 Olympics in Sarajevo
- The project was conceived by British producer Judy Craymer and first performed in 1999 in London’s West End, in close collaboration with the composers Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
- Tomaž Domicelj translated the 23 compositions from English into Slovene
- ABBA was the first Swedish group to win the Eurovision Song Contest, with their song “Waterloo” on 6 April 1974
- Their music is strongly influenced by “dansband”, a Swedish genre with roots in Swedish folk music and rock and roll, which is still very popular in Sweden
- ABBA has sold over 300 million albums and singles worldwide
Music and lyrics: Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
Lyrics: Catherine Johnson
Additional songs: Stig Anderson
Additional materials and arrangements: Martin Koch
Original idea: Judy Cramer
Producer: Jurij Franko
Translation and song arrangement: Tomaž Domicelj
Lyrics translation: Živa Čebulj
Musical director: Patrik Greblo
Choreographer: Mojca Horvat
Set designer: Aleksandar Denić
Costume designer: Bojana Nikitović
Speech designer: Martin Vrtačnik
Cast: Simona Vodopivec Franko, Alenka Godec, Damjana Golavšek, Gojmir Lešnjak-Gojc, Uroš Smolej, Marjan Bunič, Lea Bartha Pesek, Matjaž Kumelj
The record-breaking musical that enthralled the world and audiences all over Slovenia is returning to Križanke following a break and the pandemic. To mark the eight anniversary of the première, on 15 June 2023 the Križanke stage will again be transformed into a Greek island to present this romantic comedy about the contrasting aspirations and dreams of two women of different generations: one a former wild child of the 1970s, the other a modern young woman of the 1990s. Through the evocative words and music of Swedish superstars ABBA, we get to know Donna, an independent-minded single mother who doesn›t need a man to feel fulfilled, and her 20-year-old daughter Sophie, who dreams of romance, babies and a fairy-tale wedding. How will it end, this romantic story full of optimism and energy? And will we finally learn who Sophie’s father is?
There’ll be a limited number of performances of this love story with a hint of Greek romance at the magical Križanke, so make sure you don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to experience the most popular musical in Slovenia’s history.
The musical will be performed in Slovene and it lasts approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, including an intermission.