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The North American touring cast of Mamma Mia! performs one of the show's hit tunes.
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The North American touring cast of Mamma Mia! performs one of the show's hit tunes.

Mar. 5-9: Washington Jewish Film Festival
The 24th annual Washington Jewish Film Festival is in full swing, bringing dozens of shorts, documentaries and feature-length films to venues across the region through Sunday. This year’s lineup features work from nearly 20 countries, with a curated focus on Polish cinema. You can mingle with filmmakers, attend a short-film bar crawl on U Street, see a documentary about ballroom dancing in Palestine, or learn about a famous shop that specializes in artisanal lox.

Mar. 5-9: Mamma Mia!
You can see Mamma Mia! at The National Theatre through Sunday. The musical follows an independent, single mother and her daughter, who’s about to get married but doesn’t want to walk down the aisle without her father by her side. The problem is, neither the bride-to-be nor her mom knows who he is. Based on the music of ABBA, the show features songs such as “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S” and “Take a Chance on Me.”

Music: “S.O.S.” by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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