Relive Childhood with Mary Poppins at Kravis in West Palm Beach
Mary Poppins, made famous by Julie Andrews in the film musical of the same name in the 1964, is playing at Kravis through Sunday, Feb. 3.
Delightful. Energetic. Fun. Those three words best sum up the production that made its way to the stage in 2004. There’s nothing better than reliving your childhood through a musical and Mary Poppins brings back old memories with such famous songs as “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Let’s Go Fly a Kite,” and who can forget “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”
The story follows Mary Poppins, an English nanny, who appears out of nowhere and reconnects a father and mother with their two kids. Madeline Trumble plays Poppins perfectly. So much so that she reminded some people of Julie Andrews herself.
“The woman even looked like Julie Andrews, when she starred in the role,” Kevin Klein of Delray Beach said.
The cast was excellent especially Julianna Rigoglioso and Zachary Mackiewicz, who played the two children in the show, Jane and Michael Banks.
While the musical follows the film version closely, there are differences including additional scenes taken from the original children’s books.
“The role of Dick Van Dyke in the film was not as spectacular in this stage version,” Klein noted. “Dick Van Dyke was almost equal to Mary Poppins in the film, but in this show the actor was more in the background and the show was all about Mary Poppins.”
The scenery, props and special effects left nothing to imagination, from Mary Poppins floating through the air, to an upside down tap dancing number.
“The scenery and props were amazing and fantastic,” Jeff Wolmetz of Delray Beach said. “I’ve never seen someone tap dance upside down and sing at the same time. I mean it’s hard enough to tap dance or sing, but to do both at the same time while upside is incredible.”
Tickets start at $25. Visit www.kravis.org/marypoppins for more information.