The global smash hit musical Mamma Mia opened with a bang at Istana Budaya yesterday and it was reported the tickets for all the shows till 4th January 2009 was sold out. Abba music and songs touched me so much in the 70s and 80s because I was studying in UKs at that time. It’s not only touched me but millions around the world at that time. I was told by the person who is responsible in bringing the Mama Mia here that it took him 10 years to get the act here. He was captivated by the show ten years ago in London and has made a crusade to bring that exciting show to Malaysian shore. The musical has generated more the $ 4 billion in tickets sales over the ten years. I did ask him how he finally convinced them to come to Malaysia after 10 years. He said it must be my persistent and commitment that finally bring the most famous musical to KL.
Of course he was doing it for the Star, the organization responsible for bringing the act here alongside the other sponsors. It was good to note that $ 1.2 million collected from the tickets sales & donations has been given out to 10 charity organizations. What a way to practice caring society and kudos to the Star and SP Setia.