About Mamma Mia
Fiji is eagerly anticipating its inaugural Broadway musical, MAMMA MIA!, set to hit the stage next month! The Festivals Company is set to present this blockbuster musical, featuring the music of ABBA, in Suva as part of Arts Season 2024. MAMMA MIA! The Musical Fiji will be showcased at the Suva Civic Centre from February 9 to 17, 2024.
Having captured the hearts of over 65 million people worldwide, from London’s West End to Broadway in New York and the shores of Australia, MAMMA MIA! is now making its way to Fiji, promising to deliver the joy and magic of this feel-good musical sensation.
The production boasts a local cast, led by the legendary talents of Vude Queen Laisa Vulakoro as the charismatic Tanya, Soni Uluitoga (The Gang, VT1S) as the heartthrob Sky, Paulini Bautani as Donna, and Justin Blake-Hickes, the ‘Fijian Tenor,’ as Sam. Additionally, it introduces its 16-year-old star, Lia Daunakamakama, as the enchanting bride-to-be Sophie.
MAMMA MIA! guarantees to be an unforgettable showcase of Fiji’s finest artists. From February 9 to 17, 2024, audiences will be transported from one island paradise to another, with a Greek island serving as the backdrop for love, laughter, and ABBA’s timeless hits.
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Festival Organiser: The Festivals Company
DIRECTOR: Sharleen Ali
A former professional dancer, gained national recognition by winning the inaugural Fiji’s Dancing Superstar competition in 2014 with her dance partner. She transitioned into entrepreneurship, establishing her business initially as the event production arm of the successful Exquisite Decorations and Hire. Her clientele included prominent names such as Novotel, Holiday Inn, and Alliance Française de Suva. In 2020, Sharleen undertook the management of operations and logistics for Dance Fest Fiji’s inaugural edition, a nationwide event featuring dance companies, which was broadcasted on FBC. With over a decade of event management experience, Sharleen is dedicated to creating safe spaces and beneficial platforms for all Fijian artists and communicators, reflecting her passion for the Creative Arts. Official Website