Attend a lively musical performance, go dancing at one of the many street festivals planned throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains, explore regional gem mines, sample your way across a food and wine festival, or explore a new art exhibit. There’s no shortage of cool things to do here in Western North Carolina. Here’s a list of some of the best events taking place this month.
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August 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
One event on August 2, 2018 at 7:30 pm
One event on August 8, 2018 at 7:30 pm
One event on August 9, 2018 at 7:30 pm
One event on August 15, 2018 at 7:30 pm
One event on August 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm
The Flat Rock Playhouse continues the 2018 season with the highly anticipated blockbuster musical, “Mamma Mia!” This spirited jukebox musical featuring the music of the hit Swedish pop group, ABBA, tells the story of a daughter’s search to find her father before her upcoming wedding. The soon-to-be bride, Sophie, decides to take matters into her own hands when her independent mother, Donna, refuses to talk about her past, including the identity of Sophie’s father. While Donna, the former lead singer of the 1970s pop group, Donna and the Dynamos, helps Sophie get ready for the wedding, Sophie secretly invites three men who could be her father to the wedding. When the three could-be fathers arrive, things might not be as clear-cut as Sophie thought. Guided by the fabulous music of ABBA, “Mamma Mia” stands out as a worldwide phenomenon that has audiences singing along and dancing the night away.
Premiering on the West End in 1999 and Broadway in 2002, “Mamma Mia” earned commercial and critical success. It received five Tony nominations including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Orchestrations. “Mamma Mia” is the longest-running jukebox musical on Broadway and sits comfortably in the Top 10 longest-running Broadway shows. This musical features notable favorites “Thank You for the Music,” “Dancing Queen” and “Take a Chance on Me.”