(Watch my interview with Mary Poppins herself, plus some clips from the show.)
Mary Poppins the Musical started its four-week run at The Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Friday night. The hit Broadway musical first premiered in London in 2004 and has swept through the world performing in the most delightful way to over seven million guest.
"It the best of both the book and the movie," Stephanie Leigh, who plays Mary Poppins in the OC run, told me. With all the classic songs written by the Sherman Brothers for the movie–Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Spoonful of Sugar, Let's Go Fly a Kite, Chim Chimmery–and fantastic new songs like "Practically Perfect" that fit seamlessly into the story of our favorite flying nanny, Mary Poppins.
If you're a fan of the movie Mary Poppins the stage show will deliver the same toe-tapping, sassy goodness you love from the film, plus stunning sets, colorful costumes and fantastic little surprises–at one point Bert tap dances on the ceiling!
My daughter, Emily, and I enjoyed every magical minute. It's the kind of show where we kept elbowing each other and smiling. At one point Emily whispered in my ear "Thank you for brining me to see this, Mom. I love it!"
Tickets for Mary Poppins start at $22 and special packages are available. Head on over to Segerstrom's web site, here, to order.
Tuesday through Friday, 7:30 pm
Saturdays 2 pm and 7:30 pm
Sundays 1 pm and 6:30 pm
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