SHIPPENSBURG, PA (March 27, 2013) - The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University presents ABBA THE CONCERT, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 8 p.m. Reserved tickets are $45, $39, $34 & $29 and are now on sale. A group discount is available for groups of 20 or more. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Luhrs Center Box Office at 717.477.SHOW (7469) or online at luhrscenter.com.
ABBA The Concert, a show celebrating Sweden's most famous band, is a musical extravaganza showcasing the group that has sold more than 370 million records worldwide and inspired the
phenomenally popular Broadway musical, Mamma Mia! ABBA The Concert follows the quartet from their Eurovision beginnings in 1974 to major success with hits such as "Dancing Queen," "Name of the Game," "Knowing Me, Knowing You," and "S.O.S."
ABBA The Concert was founded by Katja Nord and Camilla Hedren, members of the Swedish ABBA cover band Waterloo. The group has performed with members of the National Symphony Orchestra of London and original band members of ABBA. Its world premiere in Norway in 2001 as ABBA The Concert led to tours throughout Europe showcasing the legendary singing group's classic music and eccentric costumes. The North American version of ABBA The Concert premiered in 2002.
The original ABBA was a smash Dance and Pop sensation that proved to be one of the most enduring and successful groups of all time, having dominated the record charts for nearly eight years. The music of ABBA was re-arranged into the musical Mamma Mia! in 1999, a worldwide favorite that continues to tour internationally and was adapted into a feature film starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan in 2008. Although the original members of ABBA have not performed together since 1983, their recognizable sound and alluring stage performance can be experienced through ABBA The Concert.
ABBA The Concert takes audiences back to an unforgettable time in Pop history when glittering clothes and platform shoes dominated the music scene. The audience and press agreed, "This is the closest to ABBA you'll ever get." The band will guide audiences through ABBA's musical history with all the classic hits and with a sound and look that bring back memories and the nostalgia of that era. Audiences will be amazed by the period instruments, vintage costumes, hairstyles, on-stage mannerisms, speaking voices, and unmistakable harmonies which capture the essence of ABBA.
ABBA The Concert last performed at the Luhrs Center for an ecstatic crowd on Feb. 4, 2011. Discover more about ABBA The Concert at www.theconcert.se.
For additional information about the ABBA The Concert performance, or other performances within the 2012-2013 Luhrs Center series, please call the Luhrs Center Box Office at 717.477.SHOW (7469) or visit the Luhrs Center website at luhrscenter.com.
About the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University
The mission of the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University is to support and enhance the University's role in academic and cultural enrichment for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Luhrs Center's 1,500-seat state-of-the-art Grove Theatre is where programs to educate, enlighten and entertain are presented. Benefits of the Center to the region include expanding opportunities to participate in a wide range of cultural programming including full-scale Broadway companies, musical groups, symphonies, dance troupes and internationally known speakers. In addition, it adds options for professional training programs, youth programs and senior citizen programs; attracts regional and national business conferences, professional meetings and planning sessions; and additional visitors to the area which will result in a positive impact on the local and regional economy.