Momma Mia! is a unique musical, because it was written backwards. That's right, taking ABBA's hit songs as a basis, the writers of this musical (including Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson from ABBA) recast them to form the basis of a musical story.
The musical tells the story of Sophie, who wants her father to walk her down the aisle during her forthcoming wedding. However, her mother doesn't really know who her father is. And so, armed with the names of her mother's three lovers of twenty years ago, Sophie is off to find her dad!
First and foremost, I must say that the musical is fantastic, and you really should see it live. It's a great experience. But, second best is this great CD. Taking the original stage cast's recordings, it has a very nice sound, and it is very nice to hear the old ABBA classics redefined by such excellent talent. I think that this is a great CD, and I highly recommend it to everyone!