It was a magical evening at the opening weekend of Disney and Cameron Macintosh’s hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins.The audience was eagerly anticipating a night of supercalifragilisticexpialidocious entertainment and they enjoyed every number in the show.
The production stars Rachel Wallace as Mary Poppins and is joined by Nicholas Droand, an original Broadway company member, playing the pole of Bert. The show is set in London and tells the story of the Banks family and the magical nanny who sings and dances her way through many adventures with the Banks children.
Many theater goers are familiar with the Disney film production’s story and songs. The show did however surprise the audience with a twist on the storyline and many new songs, “Practically Perfect”, “Being Mrs. Banks”, and “Precision and Order” did not disappoint! But it was the familiar favorites such as “Spoonful of Sugar”, “Feed the Bird”, and “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” that had the audience smiling with delight!
The magnificent set and costume design made the production even more enchanting. Choreography by Matthew Boune and Stephan Mear only enhanced the viewing pleasure of the audience. Watching chimney sweeps and statues through iconic songs such as “Jolly Holiday” and “Chim Chim Cher-ee” added a level of expertise and skill that only added to the show’s overall experience.
Blythe Wilson played the part of Winifred Banks and George Banks was played by Laird Mackintosh. Mackintosh has just rejoined the US National Tour from playing the part on Broadway. Camden Angelis and Annie Baltic both play the part of Jane Banks and Reese Sebastian Diaz and Dakota Ruiz alternate the role of Michael Banks.
Don't miss this magical Nanny's visit! She'll only stay until the Chicago wind changes!
The Chicago performance schedule for MARY POPPINS is as follows:
Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sundays at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Ticket prices and performance schedule are subject to change.
Individual tickets are on‐sale now and ticket prices start as low as $25. Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box
Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the Broadway In Chicago
Ticket Kiosk at Water Tower Place (845 N. Michigan Ave.), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775‐2000, all
Ticketmaster retail locations (including Hot Tix and select Carson Pirie Scott, Coconuts and fye stores), and online at
www.BroadwayInChicago.com. Groups of 15 or more may receive a discount on most shows by calling (312) 977‐1710.
Gift certificates, which can be redeemed for any production or for season ticket packages, can be obtained at Broadway
In Chicago box offices, www.BroadwayInChicago.com or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 775‐2000.
For more information, please visit BroadwayInChicago.com
Published on Oct 19, 2011