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The entire cast performed phenomenally. Mrs. Brill, the Banks' cook, has always held a special place in my heart. Tregoney Shepherd, who plays Mrs. Brill, did a marvelous job with her character. Her performance caused me to love this character even more. Con O'shea-Creal, was breath taking in the role of Bert. Bert happens to be my other favorite character. Creal brought his own charm to this beloved character. As for Madeline Trumble, playing Mary Poppins, she was practically perfect in every way!
Instead of just providing a setting, the scenery became another character in the show. I loved the paper doll house feel of #17 Cherry Tree Lane and the way it literally opened up before our eyes. The bright chalk painting come to life and the rooftops drew you in to become a part of the magic. Even Mary Poppins' carpet bag performed its role magically.
|photo by Jeremy Daniel c/o Broadway in Detroit|
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh present Marry Poppins at the Fisher Theater now through October 28. Thursday, October 25, the Fisher Theater is hosting a “Kids Night on Broadway.” Kids' tickets are specially priced at $9 with the purchase of an adult ticket. There will be pre-show and post-show activities, FREE popcorn, FREE ice cream and more! What a fantastic way to introduce your children to fine arts. I'll leave some surprises for you, but if you get the chance to go and see this production jump at that chance!
**Thanks to the PR firm who provided two, complimentary tickets to opening night in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given. Opinions shared are those of myself and Andi. Others may have a different experience or opinion.