“Mamma Mia 2” is an Encore Worth Waiting For

Originally published: Sommet Dame Magazine

Musicals don’t often get sequels. Phantom of The Opera has Love Never Dies, The Rocky Horror Picture Show has Shock Treatment, Annie has… well, Annie 2, but for the most part, musical sequels are few and far between. Those that do exist tend to fall flat both with critics and at the box office, and the reason for that is simple: musicals just don’t lend themselves to follow-ups. In most cases, by the time the curtain falls or the credits roll, every question we have about the characters has been answered, and every loose end has been tied up in a neat little bow. There just aren’t many plot points left unresolved, which can make going back to the world feel inconsequential or even detrimental to the original.

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