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!


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.


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


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

MAMMA MIA!  Musical Londo

There are 390 ensemble and swing costumes!


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


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



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


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!


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