Mary Poppins LIVE at the Civic Center!

Mary Poppins LIVE at the Civic Center! 1

As the weather here continues to get colder, I find myself looking for activities to keep both the girls and myself entertained. I’m always excited to get the girls involved in new activities as I don’t want them to be the kids with a remote attached to their hand.

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Ready for the show!

When I learned of the chance to see the Broadway Musical Mary Poppins at the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, I was excited but unsure of what to expect. I had never actually been to the Civic Center on any occasion that I remembered. Kelsie has fallen in love with music of all sorts so I was pumped to bring her along to check out her very first Broadway musical experience-right here in Central Iowa.

The musical of Mary Poppins first opened in 2004 in London and then followed to New York in 2006. The National Tour made it’s stop in Des Moines beginning on November 26th and will be at the Civic Center until December 12, 2010.

Caroline Sheen as Mary Poppins. (C) Disney. Photo by Joan MarcusFrom the moment the curtain opened, the audience quickly became engaged in the show. The detail of each character and scene easily lit up the faces of all as we learned all about The Banks Family and Mary Poppins. Throughout the show, Kelsie’s eyes were full of excitement and awe-the true delight of a child’s imagination in work. “Mommy, Mary Poppins is FLYING!”

Caroline Sheen, joined the National Tour as none other than the mischievous yet “practically perfect” Mary Poppins. Full of sass and a one of a kind energy put in to her role, you will quickly fall in love with the nanny who takes care of it all. You’ll laugh at Mrs. Brill’s antics and get straight-faced with the seriousness of Mr. Banks.

Each cast member filled the stage with energetic performance put in to each and every song and dance move. I couldn’t help but tap my feet and even Kelsie knew the right times to clap. Each scene flowed smoothly together and our group agreed, the show was absolutely amazing (or as Mary Poppins herself would say, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious).

I highly recommend checking out Mary Poppins at the Civic Center while you have the chance. No matter what your age, you will fall in love with the magic that is Mary Poppins.

MARY POPPINS is bringing its own brand of Broadway magic to theaters across the country, which has Variety raving, “This is the rare touring production that over-delivers on every level!” Featuring the irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, plus brand-new breathtaking dance numbers and spectacular stage-craft, MARY POPPINS is everything you could ever want in a hit Broadway show! So get swept up in the fun of this high-flying musical the New York Post gives 4 out of 4 stars and calls “a perfect piece of musical theater.”

Check out the Disney On Broadway Official Mary Poppins Page and the Des Moines Performing Arts to learn more about Mary Poppins and other great events coming to Des Moines!

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  1. Love Mary Poppins. I think it would be great as a Broadway show. What a wonderful experience to share with your daughters.

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