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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

It's A Jolly Holiday. MARY POPPINS Returns to Detroit!

Detroit, get ready to purchase your tickets on July 29th because MARY POPPINS will be at the Fisher Theatre for a short time in October. I know! I just read about this in my email and had to share it with you right away.

Perhaps you remember my review? If not, be sure to check it out. I have nothing but good things to say about this production and highly, HIGHLY recommend seeing it.

I'm sure you'd like the details on what to expect and when. Please see the press release below as shared with me by Broadway In Detroit.

Coming to Detroit’s Fisher Theatre for a limited Return engagement


 october 23 - 28

Tickets on sale Sunday, July 29!

Detroit, MI, July 19, 2012 – Broadway In Detroit and producers Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh announced today that tickets for the Detroit return engagement of MARY POPPINS, at the Fisher Theatre October 23–28, will go on sale to the public on Sunday, July 29 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, and online at or  On Monday, July 30, tickets will also be available starting at 10 a.m. at the Fisher Theatre box office.    

With four productions currently running on three continents, MARY POPPINS is one of the biggest stage musical successes to emerge from London or New York in recent years.  Worldwide to date, the show has grossed over $731 million and welcomed more than 10 million guests. The musical is the winner of 44 major theatre awards around the globe, including Tony®, Olivier, Helpmann and Evening Standard awards.   

The entire original creative team has reunited to bring this magical story of the world’s most famous nanny to audiences around North America.  The MARY POPPINS North American Tour began performances on March 25, 2009 and has played to more than two and a half million delighted theatergoers in over 40 cities to date.

MARY POPPINS, a co-production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh, opened on Broadway on November 16, 2006.  Based on P.L. Travers' cherished stories and the classic 1964 Walt Disney film, MARY POPPINS the stage play features the Academy Award®-winning music and lyrics of Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman.  The stage production has been created, in collaboration with Cameron Mackintosh, by Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes, who has written the book, and the Olivier Award-winning team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, who have composed new songs and additional music and lyrics.

Olivier Award-winning director Richard Eyre leads the award-winning creative team, with co-direction and choreography by Tony® and Olivier Award winner Matthew Bourne.  MARY POPPINSfeatures set and costume design by TonyÒ Award winner Bob Crowley, co-choreography by Olivier Award winner Stephen Mear, lighting design by Howard Harrison, orchestrations by William David Brohn, and music supervision by David Caddick.  The tour’s creative team includes Tour Director Anthony Lyn, Associate Choreographer Geoffrey Garrett, and Music Director Daniel Bowling. 


MARY POPPINS received its worldwide premiere at the Prince Edward Theatre in the West End in December 2004.  Following its successful three-year London run, the production launched an acclaimed U.K. tour. 

The Broadway production of MARY POPPINS officially opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre on November 16, 2006, recouping its initial Broadway investment within 52 weeks of its premiere in 2006.  MARY POPPINS is the only show from the 2006-2007 theatrical season still in performance. 

The MARY POPPINS North American tour has garnered continuous critical praise and achieved box office success since its launch in Chicago in March 2009. 

The Australian production of MARY POPPINS opened to critical acclaim in Melbourne in July 2010 where it achieved an unprecedented 100% of Gross Box Office.  For its seasons in Perth and Brisbanethe advance sales smashed all previous theatrical records.

In addition to Broadway and the North American tour, MARY POPPINS will soon be seen in Auckland,New Zealand.  Productions of MARY POPPINS have also been mounted in FinlandNetherlands,Denmark and the Czech Republic.   

Performance times for MARY POPPINS, appearing October 23–28, 2012 at the Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 W. Grand Blvd., in Detroit, are:

-         Tuesday through Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m.
-         Sunday evening performance at 6:30 p.m.
-         Saturday matinee at 2:00 p.m.
-         Sunday matinee at 1:30 p.m.
Ticket prices for the Detroit engagement of MARY POPPINS start at $34 (includes parking and facility fees) andwill go on sale to the public on Sunday, July 29 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, and online at or  On Monday, July 30, tickets will also be available starting at 10 a.m. at the Fisher Theatre box office. A limited number of premium seats will also be available through Ticketmaster and the Fisher Theatre box office.  For group sales (12 or more), please email or call (313) 871-1132.  For additional information, call (313) 872-1000 or visit

The Detroit engagement of MARY POPPINS is sponsored by Chrysler.

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**Thanks to the PR firm who provided complimentary tickets to view the show in exchange for me sharing this press release and my review following the show. I received no other compensation. The thoughts and opinions shared are mine and mine alone. Others may disagree.



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