KUA’s 2019 winter musical production ran February 21 through 23 on the Flickinger Arts Center main stage to rave reviews. The cast included nearly one-quarter of the student body as actors, singers, dancers, and scenic design, construction and tech hands.
The show, a “jukebox musical” that blends a romantic plot with songs based on the music of the Swedish pop group ABBA, takes its name from the band’s 1975 hit single of the same title. Mamma Mia! premiered in London in 1999 and was followed by a feature film version in 2008. KUA’s three performances featured many outstanding performances and high points that brought down the house each night.
With direction by Theater Director David Weidman, choreography by Kay McCabe and Harley Nguyen '20, KUA’s all-student cast was supported by a 10-piece band of students, faculty, and professionals led by Music Director Kevin White.
Founded in 1813, Kimball Union Academy is one of the oldest private boarding high schools in New Hampshire and the country. KUA blends the best of the New England boarding tradition with an innovative, modern educational program for a diverse group of day and boarding students from across the country and around the world. Located in Meriden, New Hampshire in the heart of the Upper Valley, Kimball Union is minutes from Dartmouth College and has direct access to Boston and New York.