Friday, September 2, 2011

Mary Poppins

Disclaimer- this post has Mary Poppins spoilers in it- so if you don't want to know anything about the play- I'd leave :)

   Last night I had an unexpected treat! My dear DIL Sophie took me to see the Broadway production of Mary Poppins at the Capital Theater in Salt Lake City. I am still in shock that I got to go :)  It was fabulous! (I heard that word thrown around a lot last night  :)  But it is oh so true)

    The story line is a bit different than the traditional Disney movie Mary Poppins, and I really loved this story more. Disney produces the play so it still has all the Disney magic (if not more) than the movie, but goes into greater depth on the characters, especially George and Winifred Banks. I came away loving those two, when in the movie, I really have no feeling at all for them. In this story, the whole point is to get the Banks family closer together and have the parents be the parents, not the nannies.
    The sets were amazing- moving all over the place and opening up to reveal rooms you'd never believe were there. And the costumes were spot on to what we've come to love about Mary Poppins.  Depending on the

  scene, they were muted, drab or they could be bold and bright. The music was phenomenal! Most of my favorites were there- I will never listen to "Feed The Birds" the same again- breathtaking. And the dancing- what other words are left to express "really good"? :) because I'd use it here.

The chimney sweeps dancing to "Step In Time" was my favorite. Think of chimney sweeps in tap shoes- and a dancing AROUND the front of the stage Bert and you'll understand. (Around as in around all 4 sides of the stage opening- up one side- upside down - and down the other side. CRAZY)
    I had a hard time sleeping when I got home. All night I had the song "Just a Spoon Full of Sugar" going through my brain! I think I had visual and audio overload :) I am so glad I got to go, my only regret is that I didn't buy Sophie one of these :(

  I could just kick myself. Sorry Sophie, but thank you so much for the opportunity to go!!!!! And by the way- did I tell you it was FABULOUS?!?!?!  xoxoxoxoxxo