glitch25: (mary poppins)
Mary Poppins was amazing! My sweeties and I went last night, and we really enjoyed ourselves.

I find it difficult not wanting to gush about all the fun technical stuff but I don't want to give spoilers. Suffices to say, I can only imagine how much fun it would have been to be on the crew for this show.

Set pieces flew. Slid offstage into the wings on their own (and returned into place regularly as part of the flipping back and forth to various "rooms"). And certain stage pieces unfolded like origami.

As to the actual musical, I can understand why someone expecting the movie would find themselves disappointed. There was a good bit taken from the books, and there was a different underlying motivation and story line between Mr. Banks, his wife, and the children. It did change the overall tone, but from my perspective, it took it to a more realistic place. The fantasy of the story rested with Mary and Bert, and not with the family dynamic of the Banks.

The voices were amazing, the children playing their parts were fantastic, and I particularly appreciated Nicholas Dromard's interpretation of Bert. His vocal skill, dancing, and overall theatrics were amazing!

There was a particular sequence during Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (http://glitch25.livejournal.com/953543.html) that involved hand gestures that amused me in the sense that it was significantly complicated, generally spot-on by a large group, and would have made a certain cast of a certain musical cry if they had had to perform it. But it made it beautiful and amazing, and having watched a crew learn choreography, it gave me a greater appreciation for what it takes to do that sort of thing.

Overall, I left star-struck and generally dumb-founded. I was blown away and enjoyed myself immensely.

You should go. :-)

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