7.27.2016

#OutaboutNC: NC Theatre's Production of Mary Poppins is "Practically Perfect" in Every Way

You know a live theatre show makes a strong impression when you leave the theatre singing the songs, and you are still singing the same songs the next day. Supercalifragillisticexpialidocius is not only hard to spell, but it's hard to get out of your head, too.

Photo  Credit: NC Theatre/Curtis Brown Photography


North Carolina's Theatre's Broadway Production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins is a delight and you'll be singing for days.

The show opened last night in Raleigh for a six-day run through Sunday, July 31. I took Liza, and she knew nothing about Mary Poppins. She had never seen the movie.



I loved watching her eyes get as big as saucers as Mary Poppins flew across the stage with her umbrella.


Photo Credit: NC Theatre/Curtis Brown Photography 


Everyone's favorite magical nanny was played by Broadway Actress, Kara Lindsay. She charmed the audience in this role and I wish I could have hired her as my nanny on the spot.  I had the opportunity to see her facial expressions and her wonderful demeanor in this role. NC Theatre cast the perfect Mary "modern-day" Poppins.  Casting Lindsey in this role wasn't "practically-perfect", it was perfect Her sidekick, Bert, played by Nicolas Dromard, who perfected the same role in the Broadway version, dazzled and brought the house down with his "Step In Time" number. It was fantastic, and it's great to see a show incorporate classic tap.

Photo Credit: NC Theatre/Curtis Brown Photography 

The show is long (ended around 10:15 pm) so it may be late for some kids. An afternoon matinee may be their best option. Seeing performances like this in Raleigh make me feel so blessed that we can expose our children to the arts with performances rivaling the Broadway stage. Liza is six so this show is age appropriate. She is still singing today.



Mary Poppins is the last show of the season for the NC Theatre. The 2016-2017 new season will debut Monty Python's Spamalot in November. For more information on this show and next season, visit NC Theatre.com 


"A Spoon Full of Sugar Disclosure: #OutaboutNC is an in-kind media partner with NC Theatre due to my strong advocation of the Arts.  For this production, I coordinated blogger coverage on behalf of the NC Blogger Network. My tickets were complimentary, but my opinions of the show and that I like the Broadway show better than the movie is certainly my own. 



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