About the show

ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to makeMamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit for any theatre. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!

MAMMA MIA! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). www.MTIshows.com


February 6 to 16, 2020 at Georgian Theatre

The Production Team


Janet Ness - Director

When 10-year old Janet first sang at a fashion show she fell in love with the stage. High school was filled with theatrical experiences. She went on to major in theatre. It was “on the road” singing after that, until she knew she had to share her love of the arts. Enter teaching music, art, and drama and joining community theatre. Regularly now you can find her as vocalist with the Baytowne Big Band or the Cadillac Crew dance band or rehearsing with cohorts in community theatre. Not there? I guess she’s upstairs painting or cooking in the kitchen.


Chris Ness - Music Director

Chris loves living in Barrie. Gigs and rusty old motorcycles keep him happy. Now retired from full-time music teaching, team directing community theatre projects with Janet is the icing on his cake. Resident pianist with the Baytowne Big Band, straight guy with Moonglow, and subbing in with Wreckroom Elvis still allow time for Chris and Janet to perform in The Cadillac Crew. 


PRODUCERS: Pam Sparrow & Julie Underhill

Venue – Georgian Theatre

Georgian Theatre

1 Georgian Drive Bldg C, Barrie, ON, L4M 6J8

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