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"ABBA-Mania" recreates the music and feelings of one of the greatest pop music groups of all time! The fabulous vocal match and authentic look of Anni-Frid Lyngstad (Monica Tietz), Benny Andersson (Ewan Fernie), Björn Ulvaeus (Nick Pattison), and Agnetha Fältskog (Michelle Truman) allow you to re-live thos great memories of the 70's and 80's. Recapture the sounds of ABBA and take a trip down memory lane with some of their biggest hits: "Mamma Mia", "Dancing Queen", "Waterloo" and "Fernando"!

The four ABBA characters are backed by a live band (guitar, bass & drums), 2 backup singers, 1 electric violinist and full symphony orchestra! Complete with authentic costumes and concert lighting, this 10-piece show performs 20 or more of ABBA's hits.

"ABBA-Mania" has been scored and arranged for full symphony orchestra and performs with arranger and conductor Ross Daly. The symphony show can also double-bill with the Bee Gees tribute "Night Fever" or other featured tribute guests such as Tina Turner and/or Rod Stewart "Forever Young" (see poster below), Neil Diamond "Solitary Man", etc.

Musically and vocally superb, this show is sure not to be missed!

ABBA-Mania has performed with the following Symphony Orchestras:
  • TBA Your Symphony Orchestra!
  • San Diego Symphony (San Diego, California, USA)
  • Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
  • Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra (Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada)
  • Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
  • Regina Symphony Orchestra (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)
  • Members of the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Orchestra (Kitchener, Ontario, Canada)
  • Orchestra London (London, Ontario, Canada)
  • Members of the Korean-Canadian Symphony Orchestra (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
  • Members of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
  • Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (Jacksonville, Florida, USA)
  • Lexington Philharmonic (Lexington, Kentucky, USA)
  • Colorado Symphony (Denver, Colorado, USA)
  • Dubuque Symphony Orchestra (Dubuque, Iowa, USA)
  • Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)

Upcoming Shows:

Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 7:30 pm
at Uihlein Hall, in the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.
The Marcus Center is located at 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee, WI.

Now and forever—this is THE sound of the seventies!

Three decades on, ABBA remains a sensation.
ABBAmania, the world's foremost tribute band,
performs all your ABBA memories.
The original ABBA hits, with original ABBA costumes,
live in concert with the Milwaukee Symphony.

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Michelle Truman (top left)
Ewan Fernie (top right)
Monica Tietz (bottom left)
Nick Pattison (bottom right)

Michelle Truman: "Agnetha Fältskog"

Michelle is from Milton, Ontario and grew up in the film and television industry. This naturally led her to the music theatre world where she has performed in shows such as "The Rocky Horror Show", "Footloose", "Anne of Green Gables", "British Invasion" and "The Little Shop of Horrors" to mention a few. She spent several years in Europe recording and performing with an all-girl group called "Envy". Michelle's high, strong vocals earned her the role of Agnetha in ABBA-Mania!

Monica Tietz: "Anni-Frid Lyngstad"

Monica has been a professional singer for more than 15 years and hails from Penetanguishene, Ontario. She is also an excellent drummer having performed on drums and vocals with the band "Bounty". Monica was also the lead in the tribute to Alanis Morissette in a production called "Jagged Little Pill", and in the theatre show "The Spice Girls". She also has extensive experience doing session recordings for various artists, radio commercials, etc.

With her strong vocals, Monica has played the role of Anni-Frid in ABBA-Mania for the past 11 years.

Ewan Fernie: "Benny Andersson"

Ewan studied classical music on the piano at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto for several years and is based in Mississauga, Ontario. He has been a professional pianist and keyboard player for over 30 years performing in musical tribute productions to Rod Stewart, the Bee Gees, Neil Diamond, Elton John and Pink Floyd. Ewan owns his recording studio and produces countless session recordings for various artists, commercials, etc.

Ewan has been an integral member of ABBA-Mania since its inception in 2001.

Nick Pattison: "Björn Ulvaeus"

Nick was born in Bridge, England and moved to Canada as a young child. At the age of 10, Nick won the American Guild of Music Award for his guitar playing. He graduated from Queens University with an arts degree. Over the past 20 years, Nick has performed in countless bands and ensembles ranging in styles from rock, funk, country, blues and jazz. He also writes, plays, and sings his own original music and has had radio airplay in Canada. He currently resides in Newcastle, Ontario, where he teaches guitar.

Nick's outstanding musicianship on guitar and vocals can be heard in his role as Björn in ABBA-Mania as he has done over the past 10 years.

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Reviews / Comments

"We saw Abbamania last August (2009) at the Minnesota State Fair and their performance was the best live performance I have ever seen."
S. Arnold - Minnesota, USA

"My husband and I and 8 other friends watched your performance last night (Aug 27 '07) at Stage West, Mississauga, ON. It was the first time we had ever been there, and won’t be the last. You were unbelievably great! I don’t know when we enjoyed anything so wonderful as you people and your whole band. Thanks for making our evening so wonderful, we were celebrating our 45th anniversary, best evening ever! Thanks again."
Linda and Jim – Brantford, ON

"We saw your show (Tina Turner/Rod Stewart/Tom Jones/ABBA-Mania) in Markham on Friday, Oct 17th ('08) and were absolutely floored! It was FANTASTIC! We were all overwhelmed! Thank you."
Dave & Laura - Mississauga, ON

"I just bought my tickets for Tuesday's show in Glace Bay (Nova Scotia - Savoy Theatre). Second row, center, how cool is that. I'm hoping to get to meet you guys this time. It's only the 6th time seeing Abbamania! I know I'll enjoy the show. Till then."
Michelle - Glace Bay, NS

"We have been to about 5 of their concerts since we first discovered them at the Orillia Opera House a few years back. We have since seen them at the King's Wharf Theatre in Penetanguishene (twice), Newmarket Theatres and Roy Thomson Hall (Toronto). They are awesome!!!! When can we see them again??? Also, at the concert in Orillia, there was a Bee Gees Tribute - equally awesome!!!"
Ali - Barrie, ON

YouTube Comments

"I saw them exactally a year ago in Iowa. I went one night with my family and they were so good I went the next night by myself. I talked to them for a while. They were very nice also."

"Just saw this band tonight on Long Island (NY, USA). They are Fantastic! The Best by far! You must check them out. I have been listening to all the other tribute bands, and the singing is far superior to all the others! BRAVO!
P.S. I think there is another Abbamania out there but not as good."

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Song List

Dancing Queen
Does Your Mother Know
Gimme, Gimme, Gimme (A Man After Midnight)
Hole In Your Sole
I Do, I Do, I Do
I Have A Dream
Knowing Me, Knowing You
Lay All Your Love On Me
Mamma Mia
Medley: Eagle; Ring Ring; Honey, Honey
Money,Money, Money
Name Of The Game
One Of Us
Summer Night City
Super Trouper
Take A Chance On Me
Thank You For The Music
Voulez Vous
Winner Takes it All

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