Updated 01/17/2012 04:02 PM
"Mamma Mia!" cast brings performance to a special audience
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NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. -- Crowds are expected to flock to the Stanley Theater this week as the hit Broadway show "Mamma Mia!" makes its way to Utica, but Tuesday, the performers put on a show at a somewhat unusual venue.
Cast members treated seniors at Sitrin's Cedarbrook Assisted Living Center to a special preview. They got to hear two of the musical's biggest numbers, "Dancing Queen" and "The Winner Takes it All."
The actors say it's nice to be able to bring the show to an audience who might not normally get to go out and see it, especially since the music has become popular across generations.
"You would think it would maybe be only ladies in their fifties or something that are coming to see the show who enjoyed the music in the '70s and it's not. I think because of the movie, little children are coming and the really enjoy it. The adult humor kind of goes right over their heads," said actress Alison Ewing, who plays Tonya in the show.
For information on how to get tickets to Tuesday or Wednesday's shows, visit www.broadwayutica.com.