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Mamma Mia!’ returns to Las Vegas—for a limited time

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It was one of the most successful Broadway-to-Vegas shows of all time, and now Mamma Mia! is back for a limited run at the Smith Center.

Mamma Mia! became one of Las Vegas’ most-beloved shows by the time it ended its nearly six-year run at Mandalay Bay in 2008. It was not unusual for the ABBA-fied musical’s fans to attend multiple performances, getting on their feet and singing along with “Dancing Queen,” “The Winner Takes It All” and “Take a Chance on Me.” (It was kinda like Rocky Horror, but with fewer transvestites.) In terms of Broadway shows coming to Vegas, Mamma Mia! remains one of the most successful. And now it’s back. Well, for a few days, at least. Even if you’ve only seen the movie with Meryl Streep and a tone-deaf Pierce Brosnan, you still owe it to yourself to see what all the fuss used to be about. But be warned: It’s hard not to get swept up in the fun of a Mamma performance. If you suddenly find yourself standing up and singing, we won’t judge you. Much.

Mamma Mia! January 9-12, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; $26-$129, Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall, 749-2000.

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