Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's magical musical MARY POPPINS flies into De La Salle College this April, and we are supercalifragilistically excited.
We spoke to Mary Poppins herself, played by the fabulous Savanna La Selva, to find out why she thinks you need to "Step in Time" and get your tickets to see this dazzling TheatreDLS production.
1. The timeless MUSIC
The songs in Mary Poppins by the Sherman Brothers are some of the most beautiful and catchy tunes ever written: "A Spoonful of Sugar", "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious", "Feed the Birds", "Chim-Chim-Cheree,” etc. The added bonus about this production is you also get new astonishingly good tunes like "Practically Perfect", "Anything Can Happen", "Being Mrs Banks", "Brimstone and Treacle" and more. They fit beautifully into the story and sound like they should've been in the original film the whole time.
2. The heart-warming STORY
This story tells the audience to love one another and look out for each other, especially when it comes to family and the people closest to you. Everyone goes through difficult times in life and Mary Poppins shows children that they can look after their parents, too. It’s not always the other way around. Parents sometimes need that spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down, too.
3. The multi-talented CAST
Every year, our directors assemble an incredible cast of creative, talented, and dedicated students who are able to balance so many academic and extra-curricular commitments and still give their heart and soul to the production. This year’s show has the largest cast ever, and the combined energy of students in Grades 5-12 can really be felt on stage, especially in big song and dance numbers like “Jolly Holiday” and “Step in Time.”
4. The must-see MAGIC
I don't know many other shows that can give you hat-stands coming out of a carpet bag along with other magical moments. Mary Poppins will make you believe that magic is real and will leave you questioning what you just saw, in the best way. Our creative team guided by Mr. Luchka’s genius is pulling out all the stops. They’re making magic happen!
5. The show-stopping CHOREOGRAPHY
The choreography in Mary Poppins, by the brilliant Melissa-Jane Shaw, is so varied in styles and keeps you entertained for the duration of the story. One of my personal favourites is “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious", when the letters are spelled out by everyone's bodies. It’s a complex routine to learn, but it looks so incredible when everyone is in sync. And “Step in Time” brings together our featured dancers for an awesome rhumba over the rooftops of London.
6. The permission to JUST BE YOU
One of the things I love most about Mary Poppins is the confidence she has within herself. She doesn't claim to be perfect, she simply states that she's practically perfect, recognising she has room to grow. She's totally happy with who she is and what she stands for. In this day and age with social media, we're constantly looking at our imperfections and comparing ourselves to others. Mary embraces her imperfections but doesn’t waste her time focusing on them. She celebrates her perfections and everyone around her loves her for it.
Theatre De La Salle proudly presents
April 26-27, 2019
3 shows only!
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW
V.I.P. Packages also available!
Come see the show with some “practically perfect” perks.
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