The summer of 2019 was a hit for me because I had the privilege of working with some amazing talent while musically directing Mamma Mia. The biggest thing I didn’t realize about this musical is that the chorus sings the entire show except for a couple of numbers. This meant that the chorus had to musically learn the entire show (sometimes an SATB choir with a counter trio plus soloists) and sing off stage throughout. I gained a deeper appreciation of the musical technicalities of ABBA music that I’ve always taken for granted.

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