SEEN AT THE SCENE – MAMMA MIA!

At the Thrasher-Horne Center, the only thing more beautiful than our shows is our audiences. Our crowd last Tuesday night dusted off their white platform boots and boogied on down to catch MAMMA MIA! live on our Main Stage. It was a two and a half hour ABBA explosion which saw our sell-out crowd dancing and singing along to all their favorite hits. Pick up your tickets today for our upcoming shows at THcenter.org (especially our newly announced 2017-2018 Broadway Orange Park season) and who knows… you may be the next beautiful person to grace our blog!

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A Look Inside MAMMA MIA’s Suitcases

When Mamma Mia arrives on the doorstep of the Thrasher-Horne Center this June, they’ll be traveling with quite a large suitcase.

The hugely popular ABBA jukebox musical tours with a cast of over 30 performers, and they cycle through a TON of costumes throughout the course of the two act show. Below are some of our favorite facts about what it’s like to dress the ladies and gentlemen of Mamma Mia!

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Over 400m of Lycra is used to make the Super Trouper costumes shown above. One company in London has been contracted to supply all this fabric to every International production of MAMMA MIA! The MAMMA MIA! orders alone saved the Italian mill that creates the special fabric from closing.

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There are 45 Super Troupers (principal ladies and men including understudies) in the show!

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There are 72 principal costumes in the show – each of the principals has 3 understudies, making a total of 288 principal and understudy costumes!

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There are 390 ensemble and swing costumes!

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There are approximately 3,120 items of clothing for MAMMA MIA! in the theatre at any given time!

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Donna’s Super Trouper costume (shown above) is comprised of 24 different elements:

  1. main fabric
  2. sleeve & leg frills (which are meticulously cut and then sent to a pleating specialist)
  3. silver piping trim
  4. rhinestone strip
  5. eyelets
  6. heavyweight zipper
  7. belt beads (from Australia)
  8. belt backing and lining
  9. Perspex buckle (custom cut for the show)
  10. shoulder pads
  11. lining
  12. inner lining to support fronts
  13. sheer flesh soufflé for front panel
  14. silver Cord elastic for facing
  15. thin Lycra to edge sleeve and leg frills
  16. small star shaped rhinestone stones
  17. large star shaped rhinestone stones
  18. triangular iridescent stones
  19. round iridescent stones
  20. lozenge shaped glass stones
  21. star shaped earrings
  22. silver boots
  23. bra
  24. rhinestone hair clips

 

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There are approximately 33,000 rhinestones on the Super Troupers costumes, all sewn on by hand!

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The principal actresses, understudies, female ensemble and swings have 121 bras between them!

 

The costumes in the show seriously have to be seen to be believed. If you haven’t picked up your tickets yet, there are still great seats available at all price levels. Visit our Box Office inside the theatre, call us at (904) 276-6815, or boogie on over to THcenter.org to secure your seats for the farewell dance party of the year… Mamma Mia!

SEEN AT THE SCENE – Trace Adkins

At the Thrasher-Horne Center, the only thing more beautiful than our shows is our audiences. Our crowd last Thursday night put on their best cowboy boots and their fanciest ten-gallon hats and moseyed on down to catch Trace Adkins live on our Main Stage. Trace definitely didn’t disappoint, launching into a high-energy set packed with all the hits. It was a night the audience won’t soon forget. Pick up your tickets today for our upcoming shows at THcenter.org and who knows… you may be the next beautiful person to grace our blog!

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SEEN AT THE SCENE – Steve Trash: Ecology Is Awesome

At the Thrasher-Horne Center, the only thing more beautiful than our shows is our audiences. This morning was a delight as over 1,200 local students packed into our Main Stage to catch Ecology Is Awesome, the latest nature-themed magic show from Steve Trash. For over an hour, Steve taught the kids about pollution, recycling, and how to help save the planet through an array of illusions and zany sight gags. Afterwards, Steve magically appeared in the lobby to greet and take pictures with all the kids. Pick up your tickets today for our upcoming shows at THcenter.org and who knows… you may be the next beautiful person to grace our blog!

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SEEN AT THE SCENE – Dark Energy & Dark Matter: Margaret Schnebly Hodge Gallery Opening

At the Thrasher-Horne Center, the only thing more beautiful than our shows is our audiences. The Thrasher-Horne Center’s Lee Adams Florida Artists Gallery saw some wonderful faces last night as art lovers arrived ready to view Ormond Beach artist Margaret Schnebly Hodge’s newest opening, Dark Energy & Dark Matter! Stop by during regular Box Office hours (10AM-3PM) and check out the installation yourself, and while you’re here don’t forget to pick up tickets for one of our upcoming shows. Who knows… you may be the next beautiful person to grace our blog!

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SEEN AT THE SCENE – Todrick Hall presents Straight Outta Oz

At the Thrasher-Horne Center, the only thing more beautiful than our shows is our audiences. Just witness our crowd last Friday night as we welcomed Todrick Hall and his troupe of sensational singers and dancers of Straight Outta Oz to our Main Stage for a high energy musical spectacular that included laughter, tears, singalongs… and even a surprise on-stage marriage proposal (SPOILER ALERT: She Said Yes)! Pick up your tickets today for our upcoming shows at THcenter.org and who knows… you may be the next beautiful person to grace our blog!

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Todrick invited a few people on stage at the end of the show, including his “most energetic fan”, a fan celebrating his birthday, and a third fan who had her life changed with a surprise engagement from her fiancee.

SEEN AT THE SCENE – SJRState Health Career Day

At the Thrasher-Horne Center, we host much more than entertainment. Our full Conference Center serves as a wonderful home base for the individuals and families that make up our incredible community. We host a multitude of weddings, parties, graduations, and business events like the recent SJRState Health Career Day, held annually at our center to help introduce the city’s collegiate and post-collegiate talent to our area’s top medical employers. Events like this are a mainstay for our facility and are oftentimes open to the general public. Check out our online calendar and join us for an upcoming event and who knows… you may be the next beautiful face to grace our blog!

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