The supercalifragilistic musical Mary Poppins is now playing and winning rave reviews.
Brought to Auckland by the producers of the upcoming production of Les Miserables and previous theatrical triumphs such as Evita, Sister Act, Mamma Mia! and Phantom of the Opera, Mary Poppins is the practically perfect nanny who helps us learn to take our medicine with a spoonful of sugar, find the silver lining in every situation, and realise that sometimes we should just use the winds of change to go fly a kite.
Mary brings order to the Banks household, takes Jane and Michael out on magical adventures, and dispenses sage advice, such as, "anything can happen if you let it."
Mary Poppins is full of fantasy and magic, and yes, Mary will fly! There will be huge dance numbers along with talking animals and dancing trees throughout this musical adventure.
The score features your favourite Poppins tunes including A Spoonful of Sugar, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Jolly Holiday, Let's Go Fly a Kite, Step in Time, and Chim Chiminey.
The eight children's books by P.L. Travers, published from 1934 to 1988, first introduced us to the Mary Poppins nanny who floated into the lives of the Bank's family at 17 Cherry Tree Lane.
Mary Poppins' encounters with chimney sweeps and other characters were re-envisioned in the Walt Disney film in 1964 starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. The stage version was first presented in London's West End in 2004, then on Broadway in 2006 where it ran until March 2013.