Mamma Mia! and ABBA fans, eat your heart out as the critically acclaimed musical Mamma Mia! enjoyed by millions of people worldwide on film and on stage comes to Winnipeg.
Rainbow Stage production of Mamma Mia! stars Filipino-Canadian theatre actress Ma Anne Dionisio who has appeared in Miss Saigon production in Australia and the UK, “Eponine” in the International and US touring productions of Les Miserables, “Bertrande” in London’s West End production of Martin Guerre, and “Maria” in Stratford Festival’s West Side Story.
Even before she earned international recognition and respect, Ma-Anne was a household name in the Winnipeg Filipino community after she won the CKJS’ Tuklas talino singing search in 1991. Back then, she was a newly arrived teenager from Manila.
Years later, doors of opportunities opened as she starred non-stop in lead roles and appeared in covers of several national and international magazines.
In the early 2000, after her spot at the Experience Canada (a musical tour that celebrated Canada’s 125th anniversary), Ma Anne auditioned in the Canadian production of Miss Saigon in Toronto in 1993.
She got the lead role of Kim which brought her to an instant celebrated success earning nominations for the Dora Mayor Moore Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 1994 and in 2011. She has since performed as Kim in British, Australian and American productions of Miss Saigon.
Ma Anne played the role of Eponine in the U.S. Touring company of Les Miserables joining Lea Salonga as the second Asian to play this role in western theatre.
Ma Anne also earned so much admiration as she played Grizabella in the all-Canadian revival of Cats. She was also part of the ensemble for Closer Than Ever.
In 2009, Ma anne , along with other artists founded Theatre 20, a musical theatre company in Toronto and performed concert series at the Panasonic Theatre.
Ma Anne, who still speaks fluent Filipino, has also landed in several films and shows and made some recordings and guest appearances on television worldwide.
MAMMA MIA! IN RAINBOW STAGE
This August, Ma ann will return to her roots in Winnipeg via Rainbow Stage’s production of Mamma Mia!
ABBA’s greatest hits tell the hilarious story of a Mother, a Daughter and Three Possible Dads. The story-telling magic of the group’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show.
Music and Lyrics by Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and some songs with Stig Anderson, Directed by Ann Hodges, Mamma Mia! runs from August 10 to August 31, 2017. Ma Anne will be joined by a powerhouse cast which includes Denis Oucharek and Olivia Sinclair-Brisbane and a lot more!
For group ticket information contact Kayla Kocian, Patron Services Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org . For tickets please contact our ticket office at 204-989-0888 or rainbowstage.ca.
Ticket prices start at $25 and range to $65.
Fall in love, sing along and dance with music that make Mamma Mia the ultimate feel-good show.