The best tribute bands can faithfully re-create music's groundbreaking moments, such as when Buddy Holly first cloned a sheep onstage. See a perfect replica with this GrouponLive deal.
- One ticket to see The Music of ABBA
- When: Sunday, July 13, at 7 p.m.
- Where: DuPont Theatre
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $25 for mezzanine seating (up to $56.50 value)
- $35 for left or right orchestra seating (up to $61.50 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart
The Music of ABBA
- 370 million: the number of albums ABBA has sold
- 1982: the year ABBA broke up
- 1995: the year tribute group and The Music of ABBA creators Arrival from Sweden formed
- 30: the number of sold-out tours Arrival from Sweden has played, covering 50 countries and several alternate-reality Swedens
- 2014: the year Arrival from Sweden will release an unreleased ABBA song—a first for an ABBA tribute band
- Who sometimes joins them on stage: original members of ABBA's rhythm section
- Why their concert is the next best thing to seeing ABBA live in the 1970s: They wear exact replicas of ABBA's original outfits, imitate their haircuts, and uncannily impersonate their shimmering harmonies and Swedish accents.
- Iconic ABBA hits you may hear: “Mama Mia,” “Dancing Queen,” "Fernando," "Take a Chance on Me"
Before New York audiences of the early 20th century saw new Broadway shows, they debuted in Wilmington. The DuPont Theatre was constructed in 1913 as a stately venue for big musicals to find their legs outside the city, and to serve as a hub for more homegrown events. The massive stage hosted spectacles including a train-collision scene and live-animal performances, as well as performances by Fred Astaire, Bette Davis, and Orson Welles.
Over the years, the theater withstood building mishaps and the dwindling theater audiences of the '40s and '50s, when Hollywood began shrinking actors down to fit inside movie projectors. Rather than show films, DuPont stepped up its production schedules and catered to its diverse audience, slashing ticket prices for students and building an infrared sound system for hearing-impaired guests. It also renovated the space and added a children's series to introduce youngsters to science, history, and literature through theatre.
It all worked. Today, DuPont remains a destination for live entertainment, beckoning residents and visitors to shows that have included Cats, Les Miserables, and Hello, Dolly!