ABRA Cadabra brings ABBA music back to the Okanagan after three years with their Western Canadian tour, I Still Have Faith In You.
The tour kicks off at the Sagebrush Theater in Kamloops on September 11, followed by Kelowna Community Theater on September 12 and the Vernon & District Performing Arts Center on September 13. From there, the tour will continue with five shows. in Alberta, four shows on Vancouver Island, then a final stop in North Vancouver.
ABRA Cadabra (produced by Vancouver-based Moon Coin Productions) has toured the world for over 20 years, bringing the timeless music of ABBA to audiences of all ages and cultures, but this Western tour Canadian is very special for the cast as this is their first tour in over 2 and a half years due to COVID restrictions.
On March 12, 2020, the actors were in the middle of a sound check at the Jack Singer Concert Hall in Calgary when they were told that the Government of Alberta had just put in place a ban on all events, effective immediately, as well only the show and the whole tour. were canceled on the spot.
“We returned to Vancouver on March 13 and thought we had a two-week break, but none of us expected the government to deem our industry non-essential and ban us from working our trade for more than two weeks. years, said co-producer Jonas Falle (who plays Bjorn on the show). “It’s been a very difficult time for many people in our industry, but we’ve done our best to stay positive and we’re so happy to be back on stage and bringing people joy again. It’s very fulfilling.”
When asked why it was decided to call the tour “I Still Have Faith In You”, Falle said that ABBA had just released six new songs after 40 years, and “I Still Have Faith In You” was the first single.
The sentiment of the song seemed so fitting and relevant to the times that humanity has lived in for the past 2 1/2 years. It has been a very difficult and divisive time for so many people,” Falle said. “On this tour, our mission is to spread as much love, joy, hope and positivity as possible. We want to help reconnect people once again and we believe music is one of the most powerful ways to do that. I believe that we have all learned and grown a lot from this experience and I am convinced that humanity will come out of it stronger and more empowered than ever. That’s why we called this tour ‘I Still Have Faith You’.”
ABRA Cadabra Founder and Co-Producer Jeanette O’Keeffe (who also stars as Anna Frida) shares what she loves most about performing with ABRA Cadabra.
Audiences around the world love ABRA Cadabra’s music show ABBA.
“It really warms my heart to see kids, parents and grandparents enjoying ABBA music together and singing along to every song,” she said. “Few musical groups can appeal to such a wide range of ages and cultures. Of course, the widespread success of the Mamma Mia musical and films has brought the music to younger audiences and we believe this music will remain relevant for many years to come”.
Asked about some of ABRA Cadabra’s favorite past performances, Falle and O’Keeffe said some of them included performances for the Malaysian Royal Family, Malaysia’s Prime Minister, at the Queen Elizabeth Theater in Vancouver (opening for Boney M), Universal Studios in Florida (opening for Kool & The Gang), Esplanade Theater in Singapore, Auditorio Luiz Elisondo in Monterrey, Mexico and PNE in Vancouver.
This interactive show features a live band, powerful vocals, dancers, multimedia and costumes, and will have you smiling, moving and singing along to some of your favorite ABBA hits, including “Mamma Mia”, “Dancing Queen”, “Take A Chance”, “SOS”, “Waterloo”, “Fernando”, “Does Your Mother Know”, “Super Trouper” and ABBA’s brand new single “I Still Have Faith in You”.
Everyone is welcome at this family event for all ages.
Okanagan Tour Dates:
September 11, 2022 – 7:30 p.m.
Sagebrush Theater – Kamloops
September 12, 2022 – 7:30 p.m.
Kelowna Community Theater
September 13, 2022 – 7:30 p.m.
Vernon & District Center for the Performing Arts
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To see a full list of ABRA Cadabra’s dates for their Western Canada Tour, visit www.iloveabba.com or follow ABRA Cadabra on Facebook at: facebook.com/TributeToABBA
ABRA Cadabra will bring ABBA music back to stages in Kamloops, Kelowna and Vernon next month.
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