Live theater and live audiences will return to Dominican this weekend, with the production of "Mamma Mia." Director Krista Hansen, chair of the theater arts and music department, said in an article in the Chicago Tribune/Oak Leaves that there were a number of reasons why she chose to present "Mamma Mia" as the first live show since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. 

"I suppose the most important reason for the choice was the relationships in the story. There's a real connection between the characters. We have longtime friendships and family bonds and love and romance. All of these things surpass time and distance. After 19 months of separation, I felt like what better way to reunite artists and audiences in a live room than through a show that celebrates reunion and connection," Hansen said.