Navigation Bar - Text Links at Bottom of Page


Film Synopsis And Musical Numbers
It is 1999 on the enchanting Greek island of Kalokairi. Our romantic adventure begins at the remote Mediterranean hotel Villa Donna, run by Donna (Meryl Streep), daughter Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) and Sophie's fiancé Sky (Dominic Cooper). Just in time for her upcoming marriage, Sophie nervously posts three wedding invitations ("I Have a Dream”) to three different men, any of whom she believes may be her father. From three cities across the globe, three men set off to return to the island— and the woman—that had enchanted each of them 20 years earlier.

Back on that island, Donna is rousing her staff for the frenetic day ahead as Sophie's bridesmaids arrive and she shares with her best mates a scandalous secret: Sophie has found her mother's diary and learned she has three possible dads— businessman Sam Carmichael (Pierce Brosnan), adventurer Bill Anderson (Stellan Skarsgård) and banker Harry Bright (Colin Firth). Without telling her mom, she has invited all three to her wedding ("Honey, Honey”), believing that after she spends time with them, she will at last know who her real father is.

Meanwhile, back on the Greek mainland, Sam, Bill and Harry—strangers until today—have met at the harbor. Fortuitously, Sam and Harry have missed the ferry to Kalokairi, and Bill offers them a lift on his yacht to reconnect with the woman who broke all their hearts 20 years ago.

Back on Kalokairi, Donna is ecstatic to reunite with old friends and former "Donna and The Dynamos” bandmates, wisecracker Rosie (Julie Walters) and wealthy multiple divorcée Tanya (Christine Baranski), and reveals her mystification at her daughter's desire for a traditional wedding—or any wedding at all. At the Villa, Sophie introduces Tanya and Rosie to true love Sky, and tells them about their idea of designing a Web site to attract tourists to the island. Donna explains her precarious finances ("Money, Money, Money”) to her girlfriends as she takes them on a tour of the Villa. Hounded by her creditors, Donna dreams of a "rich man's world,” sunbathing on a yacht and being deliciously pampered. She is brought back to reality as an ominous crack appears in the courtyard.

The three men arrive, and Sophie smuggles them to their quarters and sheepishly explains that she, not her mother, sent the invitations. She begs the men to hide so Donna will have a fantastic surprise at the wedding: seeing the old friends of whom she "so often” favorably speaks. They overhear Donna working in the storeroom below— preparing to fix the crack—and the men swear to Sophie they will not reveal her secret. Sophie leaves by the window…just in the nick of time, as Donna peeps through the trapdoor.

She is dumbfounded to find herself face-to-face with the three former lovers she could never forget ("Mamma Mia”), while the men clumsily make up excuses for their presence. Donna is adamant; they simply cannot stay. Visibly shaken, she confides in Tanya and Rosie ("Chiquitita”) a secret she has kept from everyone: she is uncertain which of the three men is actually Sophie's father. No matter, as Tanya and Rosie rally her spirits by getting Donna to join in—with the female staff and islanders accompanying—a musical number intended to make her forget her woes. Donna and The Dynamos reclaim their glory days and champion the women of the island in a call to liberation ("Dancing Queen”).

Sophie finds the men aboard Bill's yacht, and they take a trip around the gorgeous island ("Our Last Summer”) and tell her stories of Donna as a carefree girl. Upon their return, Sophie musters up the courage to speak with Sky about her ploy, but loses her nerve. Sky and Sophie sing passionately to each other ("Lay All Your Love on Me”), but are interrupted by the bachelor party that has descended upon Sky to kidnap him for his last night of freedom.

At Sophie's

Next Production Note Section


Home | Theaters | Video | TV

Your Comments and Suggestions are Always Welcome.

2018 8,  All Rights Reserved.


Find:  HELP!