May 20, 2019
Writer: Elisa Walker
REXBURG, Idaho—Release your inner dancing queen at Brigham Young University-Idaho’s Center Stage performance, ABBA-Mania. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 31, four tribute artists will perform ABBA classics in the Hart Auditorium at BYU-Idaho in Rexburg. A Cher impersonator will also make an appearance during this show guaranteeing an immersive, 1970s pop-disco experience.
ABBA, a Swedish rock band formed in 1972, gained international popularity and released a number of albums before disbanding a decade later in 1982. They are attributed to being one of the best-selling music artists of all time. The band’s iconic music was later adapted into the successful musical and film, “MAMMA MIA” (2008) and its sequel, “MAMMA MIA 2” released in 2018.
ABBA-Mania—a successful tribute band with international performances—creates an original ABBA concert experience through authentic costumes, choreography, and live musicians.
Toronto’s MAMMA MIA cast said of the group, “[They’re] the closest thing to ABBA that you will ever see.”
The tribute artists are composed of John Stevens (Bjorn), Monica Tietz (Anni-Frid), Matthew Whale (Benny), and Angela Seeger (Agnetha).
Tickets for the performance are $12 for the general public and $6 for BYU-Idaho students. To purchase tickets online, visit go.byui.edu/center-stage/abba. Tickets are also available for purchase at the University Store Ticket Office or by calling 208-496-3170.