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Justin Crann
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THE SHOW gets Mosaic Place audience on its feet

There was no shortage of dancing queens in the Mosaic Place Thursday.

ABBA tribute acts seem like they might be a dime a dozen, and few capture the magic of the Swedish pop sensation that formed in the early 1970s. 

THE SHOW — a tribute band who took the Mosaic Place Stage Thursday evening — might be one of those happy few.

THE SHOW is a hybrid group featuring Swedish four-piece Waterloo, along with the support of members the National Symphony Orchestra of London and several original ABBA bandmates. 

The act brings to bear all of the force and spectacle of the group it aims to emulate, in no small part due to the physical and audible resemblance of its lead vocalists to the original leading ladies.

The success of the act was plain to see in Moose Jaw. 

After opening with Summer Night City, the band dove into Ring, Ring, warming up the audience before delving into ABBA's greatest known hits — including Dancing Queen and a handful of other favourites — as part of a two-hour set.

By their third song, a spot-on cover of ABBA's smash hit Mamma Mia, many in the audience had taken to their feet to dance to the music.

That might have been the greatest testament to THE SHOW's success.

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Organizations: National Symphony Orchestra of London, THE SHOW

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