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OTV reviews Mary Poppins

From left, Mallory King, Sophie Anderson, Tiger Ashtianti and Christian Duhamel star in Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre’s production of “Mary Poppins.” (Kathy Plonka)
From left, Mallory King, Sophie Anderson, Tiger Ashtianti and Christian Duhamel star in Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre’s production of “Mary Poppins.” (Kathy Plonka)

From left, Mallory King, Sophie Anderson, Tiger Ashtianti and Christian Duhamel star in Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre’s production of “Mary Poppins.”

CdA Summer Theater's production of Mary Poppins is based on the 2004 hit Broadway version of the P.L. Travers naughty nanny epic, and it differs slightly from the film. Gone are several of my favorite elements: the clucking ladies who grasp for the china and knick knack shelves every time the bell rings, and the tea party on the ceiling at Uncle Albert's. Also, Mrs. Banks is now an unfulfilled actress rather than a suffragette, and in the stage production, Mary takes the kids to visit the ancient Miss Corry's candy shop, something which didn't exist in the film. No matter, the musical performances, stage sets, lighting and magic special effects are so incredible you never even have the opportunity to stop and notice the differences at all. More here.

You can read Carolyn Lamberson's review here.

OTV sez, "There are only five performances left and it's got to be close to selling out, so get on it peeps!"

Sam and I loved the Broadway touring production of Mary Poppins. Are you a Poppins' fan?
 




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.








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