Abbacadabra – The Ultimate Abba Tribute
Take a journey back to the time when disco was king with one of the world’s most authentic ABBA tribute bands, Abbacadabra. Covering 20 of the Swedish pop group’s biggest hits, Abbacadabra performs beloved songs from “Mamma Mia” to “Waterloo” in an evening that will have you wondering whether you’re watching a cover band or the real thing! From the biggest cruise ships in the world to the largest casinos in Nevada, Abbacadabra has taken the world by storm with their recreations of ABBA in all its glory.
An extensive production with a cast that includes highly-trained vocalists and internationally-renowned keyboardists, percussionist, and bassists, Abbacadabra was founded in 2004 by Gary Raffanelli. With looks astonishingly similar to ABBA, founder Benny Andersson, Raffanelli and the rest of the band performed for the first time at the El Dorado Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada. It wasn’t long before the tribute band swept the country, and soon the oceans, as they performed for the inaugural cruises of the Princess Cruise Lines’ Ruby Princess, the Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas, and more.
Known for their authentic recreations of the disco music and dress, Abbacadabra went international in 2007, performing to standing-room-only crowds throughout Europe. The group is managed by none other than Jerry Greenberg who, back in 1974 at the age of 32, signed the then up-and-coming Swedish pop group ABBA for their first US record contract at Atlantic Records. "I know ABBA inside and out and when I first saw Abbacadabra perform, I couldn't believe it," says Greenberg. "It was like watching the real deal.” So watch the real deal this year at The Lyric Theatre when Abbacadabra comes to town.