This Week’s Most-Wanted Events: Mamma Mia! Returns, Coppélia Bids Adieu

"Mamma Mia!" returns to the Strip, this time at Tropicana, May 8.

“Mamma Mia!” returns to the Strip, this time at Tropicana, May 8.

Here We Go Again

After six years at Mandalay Bay and five years absent from the Strip, Mamma Mia! finds a new home in the Tropicana Theater. That means if you’ve been surreptitiously singing along to “Waterloo” in your car, you can once again publicly proclaim your ABBA fandom among an audience. The shows start May 8 and tickets through 2015 are already available. How can you resist it?

Sound from the Suburb

Now from a new beginning to an end: Henderson Symphony Orchestra signs off (for now) during its Season Finale at Henderson Pavilion on May 9. The ensemble will showcase J. Brahms’ A German Requiem, a pivotal piece of classical music that NPR claims gave Brahms his cred as a composer. The program includes vocal solos from soprano Cecilia Lopez and baritone Tod Fizpatrick.

Dancing Dolls

Nevada Ballet Theatre also bids adieu this week with its season-ending presentation of Coppélia at The Smith Center, May 9-10. Choreographed by NBT artistic director James Canfield with music by Léo Delibes, the tale follows a young couple—Swanhilde and Franz—and the mishaps that result when Franz begins to fall for Coppélia, a lifelike doll.

Turn Up to Eleven

May 10 is your last opportunity to witness Volume Control, an installation by Mark Brandvik at VAST Space Projects. Paintings, videos and dioramas are displayed in such a way that they appear to shift scale as you wander and ponder each work. In November, Brandvik will shift to the Cosmopolitan’s P3 studio with an interactive exhibit titled 5,4,3,2,1.



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