ABBA musical is fun, sugary rush

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Mamma Mia!’


DANCING QUEEN—Dana Weisman as Donna in “Mamma Mia!” playing at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center through Oct. 20. Photo by Jon Neftali Photography

“Mamma Mia!” triggered a veritable tidal wave of jukebox musicals when it opened on Broadway in 2001. Now the show is making a splash at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, where it runs through Oct. 20.

Jukebox musicals build a story around a single artist or songwriter’s catalog. Most often these are autobiographical treatments, like “The...

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