Mary Poppins, the Disney classic, has now come to the stage, where it is enjoying its fourth blockbuster year on Broadway. The live production of Mary Poppins masterfully intertwines favorite songs from the movie with all new dance numbers and staging that is delighting audiences of all ages.
Before you go on the hunt for discount Mary Poppins tickets, check out our overview of the show.
Mary Poppins Storyline
The Banks family lives in a big house on Cherry Lane in London. While the home is lovely, the children, Jane and Michael, are not well behaved and require a firm hand to train them. In comes the new nanny to do the job: a rather mysterious young woman by the name of Mary Poppins.
Mary Poppins gives this family exactly what they need - although it is certainly not what they expect! Through magical adventures, Mary Poppins not only changes the lives of the children, but the adults in the household as well. Cheap Mary Poppins tickets will open your heart to magic, joy, and creativity!
Who Should See Mary Poppins
Audiences of all ages will love the staging, breathtaking costumes and upbeat dance numbers of Mary Poppins - making discount Mary Poppins tickets perfect for young and old alike. This show is designed just for kids, with plenty of laughs and visual effects to keep them entertained throughout.
Before you purchase cheap Mary Poppins tickets for your entire family, however, bear in mind that there is one scene where a toy box comes to life that may be intense for very small children. With a run time of nearly three hours, the show might also be difficult for busy children to sit through in its entirety.
What the Critics Say
Many of the critics enjoyed the stage production of Mary Poppins even more than the original movie. Joe Dziemianowicz of the New York Daily News called the show a 'roof-raising, toe-tapping, high-flying extravaganza.'
However, not every critic was as complimentary, with some referring to the Broadway musical as 'muddled,' 'cluttered' and missing inspiration. This could be due to the fact that the live show attempts to maintain the integrity of the original book a bit more than the movie did, adding the substance of the father's painful past and current troubled marriage to draw adults in search of discount Mary Poppins tickets as well.
On Broadway, look for cheap Mary Poppins tickets for the New Amsterdam Theatre box office on West 42nd Street. The show is currently playing six days out of seven, most weeks, until July of 2011.