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.
Sato' StevenTan & Wife .... Mama Mia Beautiful Couple
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.
Although I will be leaving to UK soon on business and holiday trip I shall come back in time to catch the show before it end. Thank you to my friend Dato’ Steven Tan the Deputy Chairman of The Star for securing two tickets for me to enjoy the show on the New Year eve. It will definitely seal my new year with a smile ABBA style. Congratulations too to Dato’ Steven Tan for his success in bringing Mama Mia to Malaysia.
My trip to UK this time will bring back the memory of good old days when I was studying there in 70s and 80s, the ABBA time. Hope to visit my second home Liverpool and catch up with the new developments and friends who may still be there. I shall be in London to visit Malaysian Hall and maybe catch up with Kak Teh and Awang Goneng. The trip will also coincides with my 20th wedding anniversary that around the corner. It going to be Mama Mia Here we go again trip for us.