Robert Butler, The Kansas City Star’s movie critic, was a little dubious of the idea of a sing along version of “Mamma Mia!” when he showed up for the preview. He’d already seen the “regular” version. He’s warmed a lot of theater seats in his many years as a movie critic, so he has a right to be cynical.
I mostly showed up because my daughter offered me a free ticket to go with her. When your kids start to pay for things, you go! When I got there, I thought: “What the heck, tiaras, boas?” But it was fun! And I clapped. I couldn’t help myself.
Here’s what Butler had to say about the evening. (Hint: he loved it.) Better click fast, because the Kansas City Star’s online files have a short “free” life. Mamma Mia! Here I go again. How can I resist you? Here’s my blog post on Mamma Mia! Yes, I just posted it a couple of days ago, but I’m making it easy for you.