If enjoying the music of ABBA qualifies as a “guilty pleasure,” then a lot of people are guilty as charged. The Swedish pop outfit has sold upwards of 400 million albums and singles to date, and that's based on a catalogue that was amassed in just 10 short years. “Dancing Queen” alone has hurled more drunken brides into dance-floor ecstasy than just about any song ever written, but none so memorable as the fictional bride in the musical Mamma Mia! Based entirely on the songs of ABBA, the play has grossed over two billion dollars, has been translated into 14 languages and has toured the globe numerous times since its birth in London's West End in 1999. If you're one of the few poor sods who hasn't yet seen the play then here's your “SOS.”
Curtain is 7:30 p.m. on New Year's Day at Tempe's Gammage Auditorium, 1200 South Forest Avenue. Tickets start at $28.10. Visit www.asugammage.com or call 480-965-3434 for details.
Dec. 31-Jan. 4, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 4, 2 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 5, 1 & 6:30 p.m., 2013