Monday, May 11, 2009

Mary Poppins on Broadway

This past Saturday my wife and I traveled to Chicago to watch the Broadway production of Mary Poppins. In a word it was Fantastic!!!! We arrived early and had some time to spend walking along Michigan Ave. And yes, I went into the Garmin store and looked at the GPS training watches. I have asked for one for my birthday, which is next month.

Okay back to the play. The play began at 2pm. We arrived at the theatre around 1:30pm and had to wait until the doors to the lobby opened. Once we were allowed in, we made our way to our seats. We sat in the balcony about half way up. The stage curtains were made to look like a night time scene of London with homes and buildings lit up. Mary Poppins was printed on the curtains in big bold letters.

The singing, sets and acting were amazing. The actors portraying Mary and Bert were great and had wonderful voices for their singing parts. The transition of moving the sets from the Bank's living room, to the children's bedroom, to the park was very interesting. A few of our favorite scenes were "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" with the entire company (acting out the letters) and "Step in Time" with the sweeps...Bert does some unbelievable stunts. Mary's departure in the finale, while singing "A Spoonful of Sugar", was very uplifting (hint, hint).

It was an enjoyable time for us both.

A big thanks to Mrs. I run because I can for helping compose this post.

Thanks for reading.

Til next time, run strong & enjoy the moment.

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