Originally Published: April 18, 2014 6 a.m.
"ABBA Fab" promises to get the audience in an upbeat mood when it hits the concert stage Saturday night at the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center.
"I guarantee smiles on faces" after the audience hears the music of ABBA, vocalist Anne Davies said of the tribute show that celebrates the era of the famous Swedish pop group that took the world by storm from 1975 to 1982.
"ABBA" is an acronym of the first letters of the band members' first names - Agnetha, Benny, Bjorn and Anni-Frid. The group has to its credit more than 380 million album sales worldwide.
ABBA broke up in he early 1980s, and the fame the group had once known dimmed, until the Broadway show "Mamma Mia" and its subsequent movie adaptation revived their popularity.
Performers in the TAD Management show include Davies as Agnetha Faltskog, Chelsea Faulds as Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Nick Davies as Benny Anderson and Scotty Pearson as Bjorn Ulvaeus.
Davies and her pianist husband, Terry, have performed in bands for years, and when they performed ABBA melodies, they always got requests for more, Davies said.
Saturday's show will feature such songs as "Dancing Queen," "Mamma Mia," "Waterloo," "Fernando," and a long list of more hit tunes.
"I grew up in the '70s," Davies said. "Every song in the show is a memory to me."
ABBA Fab "takes people back in time," she said. "You can't beat the music of the '60s, '70s and '80s when there really was music."
Davies guarantees that the audience will have the opportunity to participate in the show.
"We get the audience involved as much as we can," she said.
ABBA music, Davies said, is fun, uplifting and upbeat.
"You can't leave a concert" of ABBA tunes "without feeling a little happier."
The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $22/$25 and are available at the Elks box office by calling 777-1370 or logging onto www.prescottelkstheater.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the door one hour before showtime.