Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Broadway Outside Reading series comes to a close with a book about the last show (and my favorite), which I saw for the third time, Mary Poppins. The book's called "Mary Poppins: Anything Can Happen if You Let It." In actuality, it's three books in one. The main book has the same title as the whole collection and explains how Mary came from the books to the film and to the stage. There's also a design portfolio of sketches of sets and costumes that are/were used in the West End and Broadway productions of the show. The last book has pictures of the original Broadway cast for most of the show's parts. As for the show itself, if you expected to see the movie on stage, you're in for a big surprise. It's based off of the P.L. Travers books as well, so it's not all familiar territory for Disney fans. Personally, I knew all about it before I saw it in person for the first time and it's my favorite version of Mary Poppins to this day.


Britta said...

Wow I never knew that it was a broadway play! Was it as good as the movie or better? I would love to see the costumes, maybe you could bring it to class one day?

Madeleine said...

I didn't know you liked musicals so much! I love them as well. Have you had the chance to see Wicked?

Drew said...

Britta - It was on the West End first (London's "Broadway") and then it came to Broadway back in 2004. The show is better than the movie in my opinion, but like I said, it's not all Disney territory. I doubt I'd have the chance to bring it (since we don't have a "free time" or anything). Maybe if students can do future Reading Minutes.

Madeleine - Yep, I do like musicals, especially Poppins. I haven't seen Wicked yet, but I hear it's a good show.