Children find something thoroughly enchanting about Mary Poppins, this musical’s lead character. There is also something equally enchanting to adults about her. Mary Poppins is not your normal nanny—part magician, part songstress and part child, she is an amazingly bright, inventive and caring adult. This is her story, complete with mesmerizing special effects, precision dance numbers and thoroughly enjoyable music. If you loved the movie Mary Poppins, you will love the stage show
Bert sings, “Oh, it’s a jolly holiday with Mary…” and so it is. Mary Poppins may bemuse some adults who are stuffed shirts, but for those who have a sense of humor and adventure and for all children, she is simply a kind and warming ray of sunshine.
When Mary Poppins comes to the Banks’ household to try to reign in the children, Jane and Michael, no one is willing to give her a chance in a million that she’ll succeed. She finds it hard going at first, but her talent, kind but stern manner and ability to put song, dance and flighty magic into what for many is a dull life, wins over the children and eventually even the adults .
Mary Poppins on stage is a total joy for children and adults.