“Mamma Mia!” to Close at Tropicana Las Vegas and Not Nearly Soon Enough

It’s been announced “Mamma Mia!” will close at Tropicana Las Vegas on August 3, 2014.

The show opened at the Tropicana on May 16, 2014, which means the show’s run lasted only slightly longer than it will take to read this blog post.

Mamma Mia
Define “smash hit.”

The closure of the show comes as a surprise even to those of us who would rather run naked through the Ethel M cactus garden than see a Broadway-style musical, mainly because a former iteration of “Mamma Mia!” ran for more than six years at Mandalay Bay.

That means either this version of the show sucked (the reviews were solid), or the marketing did.

In any event, the curtain’s coming down on “Mamma Mia!” If you insist upon seeing a Broadway-style musical, there’s really only one in Las Vegas worth seeing at the moment, or possibly ever, “Jersey Boys” at Paris Las Vegas.