Mama Mia Takes On China
How do you say “Mama Mia!” in Chinese? After July 11, audiences in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou will be able to sing ABBA songs in their native language. A pioneering Chinese-language production of the musical is opening in Shanghai, after years of negotiation and translation. This is the first time that a contemporary smash-hit musical has been translated and performed in China. Chinese population is about 1.3 billion people, that means about one fifth of the the world’s population, will now be able to see this musical in their own language. The show will be under the direction of the London creative team, and is produced by United Asia Live Entertainment Company.
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