Friday, August 12, 2011
Mamma Mia opened in Beijing this evening. It marks the first time a Western musical has been signed over (rights & all), translated into Mandarin and performed by an all-Chinese cast, although I think it actually opened in Shanghai last month. Anyway, I didn't witness it, but I do confess to having seen the West End version (ie British cast and sung in English) in Bangkok of all places. Actually, I've always like Abba, even during the days of prog, krautrock, punk and industrial. But is there anything sillier than grown Western men & women wearing flared, sequined jumpsuits gyrating to 'Super Trouper'? Oh yes there is! For someone who 'doesn't like musicals' I seem to be writing about them an awful lot.