Direct from Australia, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute, ‘The ABBA Show’, has come to Roodepoort Theatre for the summer to spread a little sparkle and celebrate one of the world’s most famous and enduring pop acts. Fans can soak up the hits of the famed Swedish outfit until December 27.
Following more than 5000 sold out international shows, including recent tours in New Zealand and South Africa, ‘The ABBA Show’ will jet into the US for a selection of West Coast dates before moving on to Canada in July for 13 dates nationally.
Far from being “just another cover band”, ‘The ABBA Show’ is a full-scale theatrical production featuring 2.5 hours of live musical performances, a live backing band, replica costumes, theatrical lighting and effects and all the dancing an ABBA fan can handle.
The starring cast of the show – the internationally acclaimed outfit ABBAsolutely fABBAulous – has put in countless hours to achieve the attention to detail that the show is famous for. In addition to performing over 3300 shows worldwide so far, the group uses free days during their tours to rehearse and study old ABBA footage in order to perfect intricacies like accents and mannerisms.
Boasting eight albums, 42 singles and an unrivalled industry longevity that has captured countless fans around the world, ABBA has become a modern musical marvel. Now widely recognized as an icon of pop music and pop culture, ABBA is not only loved by fans of their own era, but has entertained and influenced every generation to follow, thanks to the numerous cultural offshoots that tip their hat to the famous Swedes including the box office hit film ‘Mamma Mia’, the stage musical of the same name and the ABBA Exhibition, which tours globally.