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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
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",
Musically and vocally superb, this show is sure not to be
ABBA-Mania has performed with
the following Symphony Orchestras:
- TBA Your Symphony
- 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,
- Orchestra London
(London, Ontario, Canada)
- Members of the Korean-Canadian Symphony Orchestra (Toronto,
- Members of the
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
- Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra (Jacksonville, Florida, USA)
Philharmonic (Lexington, Kentucky, USA)
- Colorado Symphony
(Denver, Colorado, USA)
- Dubuque Symphony
Orchestra (Dubuque, Iowa, USA)
- Milwaukee Symphony
Orchestra (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
Friday, April 20, and
Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Uihlein Hall, in the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.
The Marcus Center is located at 929 North Water Street,
foreverthis 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
|Michelle Truman (top left)
|Ewan Fernie (top right)
|Monica Tietz (bottom left)
|Nick Pattison (bottom right)
Michelle Truman: "Agnetha
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
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
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,
Ewan has been an integral member
of ABBA-Mania since its inception in 2001.
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
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.
"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,
"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
wont be the last. You were unbelievably great! I dont 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,
"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
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!!!"
"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."
Does Your Mother Know
Gimme (A Man After Midnight)
Hole In Your Sole
I Do, I Do, I Do
Have A Dream
Knowing Me, Knowing You
Lay All Your Love On Me
Medley: Eagle; Ring Ring; Honey, Honey
Of The Game
One Of Us
Summer Night City
Take A Chance On Me
Thank You For The Music
Winner Takes it All