Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Mary Poppins is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious at the Aurora Theatre



Featuring the irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, Disney’s and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, The Broadway Musical sweeps metro Atlanta with laughter and fun. The Broadway show is opening Aurora Theatre’s 19th Season Signature Series July 17-August 31. Co-created by Cameron Mackintosh with additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, the musical tells the story of everyone’s favorite “practically perfect” nanny who falls from the sky and into the hearts of the dysfunctional Banks family. With the help of a carefree chimney sweep named Bert, she teaches the family the immeasurable benefits of love, joy and mutual respect for one another one magical lesson at a time. Produced with dazzling theatrical effects and a score that includes Chim-Chim Cher-eeA Spoonful of Sugar and Step in Time, rediscover the Walt Disney classic that has touched the hearts of audiences for more than 45 years.


What is it about?

It is about the Banks, an England family from the 1910's, who are so caught up in their own lives, that have almost forgotten they are raising two children. Jane and Michael Banks have sent many nannies packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again. The dance numbers are breathtaking dance numbers and the stagecraft is spectacular. Mary Poppins teaches about how important is to have a close a family and how much love you should have for each other! Mary Poppins is a wonderful play to take the kids and you'll want to go back and see it again!

Tickets can be purchased online at tickets.auroratheatre.com or by calling the Ticket Sales Office at 678-226-6222. Regular show times are as follows:
·         Wednesday- Friday: 8 p.m.         
·         Saturday: 2:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.
·         Sunday: 2:30 p.m.
There will be no evening performance on Wednesday, August 6

Exclusively for this production, youngsters ages 6-12 are invited to participate in a Jolly Holiday Party on Saturday, July 26 and August 16 at 1:15 p.m. The festivities include activities and photos with Mary Poppins and Bert, as well as a special snack. Tickets are $10 per person with purchase of a ticket to the corresponding day’s matinee. 



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