Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Practically perfect in every way

My Mom was in town earlier this week for business. She's here quite a bit, but usually has a pretty packed schedule. On Monday evening she was freed up, so we got last minute tickets to Mary Poppins!

It's one of the cutest shows I've seen. The actress playing Mary is just darling - her voice is even Julie Andrews-ish!

P.S. For a bit of further reading, here's a wonderful interview with P. L. Travers, the author the Mary Poppins books (among many other things). A wonderful quote about Mary's appeal: 
A great friend of mine at the beginning of our friendship (he was himself a poet) said to me very defiantly, "I have to tell you that I loathe children's books." And I said to him, "Well, won't you just read this just for my sake?" And he said grumpily, "Oh, very well, send it to me." I did, and I got a letter back saying: "Why didn't you tell me? Mary Poppins with her cool green core of sex has me enthralled forever."


  1. HA! "Cool green core of sex"! Did the author's friend and I see the same movie?

  2. Isn't that funny?! Mary Poppins has all sorts of layers I never picked up as a kid!

  3. Bill and I were lucky enough to see Mary Poppins on Broadway. That is one of my favorite memories. It was truly a privilege to see such an amazing show!

  4. Ann, so happy you guys loved Mary Poppins, too! It really is such an amazing show.


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