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Alumnus performs with "Mamma Mia!" at Miller

Feb. 22, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Based on the songs of Abba, the smash hit musical "Mamma Mia!" returns to Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium for eight shows, Feb. 26 through March 2.

Performance schedule for "Mamma Mia!" at Miller

Tuesday, Feb. 26 -- 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 27-- 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 28-- 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 29 -- 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 1 -- 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 2 -- 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

WMU alumnus Chris Sargent will join the Miller Auditorium run of "Mamma Mia!" as part of the touring orchestra. A former student of Dr. Stephen Zegree, Bobby McFerrin Professor of Jazz at WMU, Sargent has been playing keyboards with the troupe for two years. He is a talented jazz pianist who has also worked on "Pirate Queen," a musical from the creators of "Les Miserables" and producers of "Riverdance."

"Mamma Mia!" is the world's No. 1 show, with more productions playing simultaneously around the globe than any other new musical. There are currently 10 productions running concurrently, with a worldwide gross of more than $1.6 billion and audiences of more than 27 million. "Mamma Mia!" is acclaimed by the Associated Press as "quite simply, a phenomenon."

Tickets for "Mamma Mia!" at Miller Auditorium are on sale now and range from $27.50 to $57.50. They are available at (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, online at millerauditorium.com, or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office or Epic Center Box Office in downtown Kalamazoo. Groups of 20 or more should call (269) 387-2312 for special discounts.

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Media contact: Tracey Lawie (269) 387-2309, tracey.lawie@wmich.edu

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