Mary Poppins: An Instant HIT At Detroit's Fisher Theater {review}

**I was unable to attend opening night for Mary Poppins in the Fisher Theater last night but I get by with a little help from my friends. I sent a friend in my place with confidence that she would both deliver a review worth reading as well as have an amazing time . Please read on for Andi's review of this amazing, Broadway production.**
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There is something magical about seeing a beloved book made into a film. The word for seeing a beloved book AND movie made into a hit Broadway musical would have to be: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! I had the privilege of seeing the Broadway in Detroit production of Mary Poppins last night at the Fisher Theater. To say it was a fabulous night would be an understatement. From the moment the curtain went up until the very last note was played I had a smile on my face.


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
Choreography and brilliant must be in the same sentence when talking about this show. As a dancer I was in awe of every number. Step in Time, was by far my favorite moment of the whole evening. Tap is what I enjoy most of all dancing. Watching the Chimney Sweeps, Bert and Mary shuffle ball changing and heel toe stepping made me want to either jump on stage to join them or watch this performance again and again. The live orchestra was a treat and I could not ask for a better accompaniment. It was wonderful to hear the classic songs form the movie, along with some new material.

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. 

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