Mamma Mia! (2009) was a musical produced by Blixten & Co and Folketeateret, based on the musical by Catherine Johnson (book), in turn based on songs by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus (music and lyrics).
Johan Osuldsen directed it. He built his direction on the English original direction.
Anders Eljas was musical director.
Heidi Gjermundsen Broch played the role of Donna.
Kjersti Elvik played Ruth.
Arlene Wilkes played Tanja.
The musical was translated into the Norwegian by Ingrid Bjørnov (lyrics) and Linn Skåber (dialogue).
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|Premiere||March 19, 2009|
|Based on||Mamma Mia! by Catherine Johnson, Björn Ulvaeus, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Benny Andersson|
|Running period||March 19, 2009|
|Duration||2 hours and 40 minutes, including an interval|
Mamma Mia! was the opening production in the newly renovated Folketeateret.
The building, next to Youngstorget in Oslo, was finished in 1935, and first housed a cinema from 1935 to 1952, next the private theatre Folketeatret from 1952 to 1959 (from 1959 part of Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), and then The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet from 1959 to 2007.From time to time Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) also used the building for performances after the opera had been established and had moved in.
A major renovation took place before Folketeateret again became a private theatre.
With its 1400 seats Folketeateret is the largest privately owned theatre in Norway, and it was officially opened the opening night of Mamma Mia! - March 19 2009. Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson did the official opening.
Apelland, Hans Einar. E-mail; 20.01.2017
Store Norske Leksikon, www.snl.no, 13.01.2013, http://snl.no/Folketeatret
Einar Dahl's private archive, donated by Einar Dahl, 24.11.2015
|Benny Andersson||– Text|
|Björn Ulvaeus||– Text|
|Catherine Johnson||– Script|
|Ingrid Bjørnov||– Translation (Sangtekster)|
|Linn Skåber||– Translation (Dialog)|
|Johan Osuldsen||– Direction|
|Anders Eljas||– Musical Management|
|Steffen Isaksen||– Musical Management (Vikarierende + keyboards)|
|Benny Andersson||– Music|
|Björn Ulvaeus||– Music|
|Kirsti Lucena Andersen||– Actor (Ensemble + cover for Lisa)|
|Eivind Dundas Andresen||– Actor (Ensemble + cover for Leo)|
|Sofie Bjerketvedt||– Actor (Ensemble + cover for Marte)|
|Heidi Gjermundsen Broch||– Actor (Donna Nordheim)|
|Emmi Christensson||– Actor (Sving)|
|Anders Dahlen||– Actor (Pepper)|
|Nina Dehle||– Actor (Sving)|
|Guro Dugstad||– Actor (Ensemble + alternerende Donna Nordheim + cover for Tanja )|
|Kjersti Elvik||– Actor (Ruth)|
|Nils Christian Fossdal||– Actor (Tom Landmark)|
|Mari Lerberg Fossum||– Actor (Sofie Nordheim)|
|Linda Fredriksen||– Actor (Ensemble + cover for Sofie Nordheim og Marte)|
|Espen Grjotheim||– Actor (Leo)|
|Paul-Ottar Haga||– Actor (Arne Svart)|
|Urban Haglund||– Actor (Ensemble)|
|Lars Jacobsen||– Actor (Sving)|
|Ave Johnsen||– Actor (Ensemble + cover for Pepper)|
|Allister S. Kindingstad||– Actor (Ensemble + cover for Arne Svart, Tom Landmark og Sjømansprest Halvorsen)|
|Mari Kjølstad||– Actor (Lisa + cover for Sofie Nordheim)|
|Vegard Kristiansen||– Actor (Ensemble + cover for Pepper)|
|Anette Amelia Larsen||– Actor (Marte)|
|Øyvind Boye Løvold||– Actor (Ensemble + cover for Harry Blickfeldt, Arne Svart og Sjømansprest Halvorsen)|
|Ellinor Nilsson||– Actor (Ensemble + cover for Lisa)|
|Anthony Robinson||– Actor (Sving)|
|May Schjørlien||– Actor (Ensemble + cover for Donna Nordheim)|
|Jon Torger Storsnes||– Actor (Swing + cover for Eddie)|
|Linda Stol Strigsve||– Actor (Ensemble + cover for Tanja og Ruth)|
|Trond Teigen||– Actor (Sjømansprest Halvorsen / Ensemble + cover Tom Landmark og Harry Blickfeldt)|
|Heine Totland||– Actor (Harry Blickfeldt)|
|Arlene Wilkes||– Actor (Tanja)|
|Jon Yuen||– Actor (Eddie)|
|Anna Afzelius||– Dancer (Sving - Dansekaptein)|
|Steinar Larsen||– Musician (Gitar)|
|Tom-Erik Antonsen||– Musician (Bass)|
|Frode Berg||– Musician (Bass)|
|Tor Egil Braseth||– Musician (Keyboards)|
|Håvard Caspersen||– Musician (Gitar)|
|Børre Flyen||– Musician (Trommer)|
|Svein Dag Hauge||– Musician (Gitar)|
|Torgeir Koppang||– Musician (Keyboards)|
|Kjell Harald Litangen||– Musician (Gitar)|
|Knut Løchsen||– Musician (Keyboards)|
|Tomas Nilsson||– Musician (Perkusjon)|
|Joakim Nordin||– Musician (Trommer)|
|Jon Willy Rydningen||– Musician (Keyboards)|
|Einar Thorbjørnsen||– Musician (Keyboards)|
|Arvid Torvik||– Musician (Perkusjon)|
|Hans Einar Apelland||– Répétiteur|
|Hans Einar Apelland||– Advisor (Musikk)|
"In stage design the musical is close to the London original, in dramaturgy it rarely leaves the original musical or movie. Linguistically it is new. But what makes the Oslo version a new version still is, first and foremost, the ensemble. Among them, the 'Mamma Mia' herself, Heidi Gjermundsen Broch. That she, aged 34, is only 12 years older than her stage daughter Mari Lerberg Fossum is a minor distraction, but Heidi is a 'Super Trouper' and makes the role her own. Her well-synched sidekicks, Kjersti Elvik and Arlene Wilkes, are also a dynamic duo, reminding us it has been far too long since we last saw the latter on a Norwegian stage (theatre managers: take note). The trio of fathers is not up to the same high level. Paul Ottar Haga uses charm enough for all three of them, but Heine Totland overdoes his feminine gestures and Nils Christian Fossdal seems to be rather anonymous. Our young couple in love, Espen Grjotheim and Mari Lerberg Fossum, both fit their roles. They are cute, interact well and have noticeable chemistry onstage."
"A fabulous young ensemble with enormous energy surplus, strong interpretation of the main characters and last, but not least, the music of ABBA: Mamma Mia, how can I resist you?"