Monday, August 17, 2015


August 7 through 22, 2015
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Bob Abelman

The film "Mary Poppins" boasts of Academy Award-winning music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, a story bolstered by Academy Award-winning Disney animation and film editing, and cast members who have cement footprints embedded in the walkway of Hollywood Blvd.  In order to bring the film to life on stage, Walt Disney Theatrical spent $18 million on elaborate special effects developed by Las Vegas illusionists and Disney theme park specialists.  Local theaters attempting to stage “Mary Poppins” acquire the score and script but, with their limited budgets, are left to fend for themselves when it comes to finding their own form of magic. Which the Mercury Theatre Company does in its current production.  

To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's CJN article here.