THIS WEEK'S FILM EVENTS
AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY SCREENINGS:
Alamo Drafthouse Ritz
|Mary Poppins at Bass Concert Hall|
|Thursday, 12 April 2012 04:34|
“Mary Poppins” has hit the stage at the Bass Concert Hall through Sunday. This masterpiece has all the wonderful songs from the Disney film, in addition to many dancing scenes. In this play, everyone's favorite nanny flies in with her umbrella. Mary Poppins goes to work for the Banks family, whose children are terribly unhappy. She changes that very quickly with the use of her magical powers and fun!
This musical will really surprise you with every engaging scene. With such a magical appeal, the backdrops will completely change while your eyes are gazed on the performers and you won't even know it happened. You will ask yourself, "when did that change?" One of those scenes is were Mary Poppins is with Bert, the Chimney Sweeper and the children in the park and they jump into the art canvas into a whole different world and they start singing "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious." That dance number amuses spelling out each letter of this 34 lettered word using their arms and hands.
Broadway Across America's production of Mary Poppins is a combination of the books by P.L. Travers and the Disney film. I will admit after seeing the film a good dozen times growing up, it's hard not to be biased. You would be hard-pressed to surpass Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews. The characterization of Mary Poppins is a bit condescending at times, but overall she only wants the best for the Banks family. Just keep an open mind because you won't get a stage production like this from the film.
Thursday and Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2 & 8pm, Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm
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