The DFT Communi-cations Pops Series at SUNY Fredonia continues on Saturday with a tribute to one of the biggest pop acts of the 1970s - ABBA.
"ABBA-Mania" will be presented Saturday at 8 p.m. in King Concert Hall at Rockefeller Arts Center. Direct from Toronto, the group features four professional singers and a five-piece backup band that recreate the look and sound that made ABBA one of the best-known pop acts of the disco era.
The Toronto Sun said "ABBA-Mania" is "vocally and musically superb," while the Toronto Globe and Mail stated that it is a "truly great show" that is the "closest thing to ABBA that you will ever see."
“ABBA-Mania,” a tribute to 1970s pop icons ABBA, will be presented on Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. in SUNY Fredonia’s King Concert Hall as part of the DFT Communications Pops Series at Rockefeller Arts Center.
Billed as the "number one ABBA musical production in the world," "ABBA-Mania" has toured North and South America.
Saturday's concert will feature more than 20 hit songs and choreography, costume changes and a full studio sound true to the original group. ABBA-Mania performs many of the songs recently re-popularized by the hit musical "Mamma Mia" including tunes like "Super Trooper," "Money Money," "Take A Chance," "S.O.S." and "Dancing Queen."
The show features Michelle Truman, who has starred in musical productions including "The Rocky Horror Show," "Footloose" and "The Little Shop of Horrors," in the role of Agnetha; Monica Tietz, who had a leading role in the musical theatre tribute "The Spice Girls," in the part of Anni-Frid; Mathew Whale, a professional musician who has performed in productions with Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John and Pink Floyd, in the role of Benny; and Nick Pattison, a professional guitarist and singer who is an American Guild of Music award winner, in the role of Bjorn.
The event sponsor for "ABBA-Mania" is WDOE 1410 AM/96 KIX Country. The pops series is sponsored by DFT Communications as part of the 2011-12 Lake Shore Savings Season.
Tickets are available through the SUNY Fredonia Ticket Office in the modular complex in the Dods Hall lot across from the Williams Center, by phone at 673-3501 (1-866-441-4928) or online at fredonia.edu/tickets