Supercalifraglisticexpialidocious! Now that is a word, actually the perfect word for anyone to use as a password! Of course in an ideal world that would be perfect and we don’t live in an ideal world. All of us have problems and have to deal with life’s roller coaster ups and downs.
No worry, in comes Mary Poppins who not only saves the day, but she also she shares that everything goes down a bit better with “a spoonful of sugar” and that’s what you will find in Mary Poppins, now playing through April 7 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre.
The first act is full of these familiar tunes that have become part of the American lexicon from the cheerful “Chim Chim Cher-ee” continuous theme to the awesome transition from insides to outside to the roof of the house that appears to be a larger than life doll house and in one swoop transport you to the park. As a kid, I grew up with the movie Mary Poppins and even though it has a few different scenes it takes me back to those songs.
If Lionel Richie could celebrate in “dancing on the ceiling,” one of the most spectacular scenes is in Act II when Bert (Con O’Shea-Creal) not only walks up the walls of the Fox Theatre stage but taps along the ceiling. This show has everything spectacular from the bright colors, flying Mary Poppins (Madeline Trumble) to a good ‘ole fashion story that will make you feel good. With all that bad news floating around the world, it is good to be whisk away to a simpler time where these characters discover the true path to living happily ever after.
Don’t miss a chanced to travel back in time to merry England with a mix of the new and the old from a Broadway hit, Mary Poppins is a remarkable tale for kids of all ages.
Based on the book series by P.L. Travers and the musical written by Julian Fellows, Mary Poppins plays at the Fabulous Fox through April 7 as part of the Theatre of the Stars series, for tickets and information visit: www.FoxAtlTix.com or www.foxtheatre.org or 1-855-ATL-TIXX