3:06 pm - Friday September 26, 4719

Supercalifragilistic premiere coming to the FAC‏

FAC produces regional premiere

of ‘Mary Poppins’ this holiday season

 

This theatrical event promises to be more elaborate, more magical, and more supercalifragilistic than any other family fare this season. The FAC’s production of “Mary Poppins” will feature 22 actors, 90 costumes (all original, hand-made creations), a live orchestra and special effects so delightful, you’ll believe a nanny can fly.

FAC Executive Director of Performing Arts and Producing Artistic Director Scott RC Levy helms the production, and regional opera legend Jennifer DeDominici stars in the title role.

This musical, developed by Cameron Mackintosh (of “Les Miserables” fame), captures the exuberance of the Disney film, while remaining more faithful to the original P.L. Travers’ books. The score brims with such timeless classics as “Feed the Birds,””Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,”  “Jolly Holiday,” “Let’s Go Fly a Kite,” “Step in Time” and the Academy Award-winning “Chim-Chim Cher-ee.”  The story begins with jack-of-all trades Bert introducing us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again. “Mary Poppins” delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

This will be the biggest FAC production of the year. It’s also the first resident production of “Mary Poppins” in Colorado.

Interesting side note: Sally Hybl plays Mrs. Banks and her daughter, Mallory, plays her daughter Jane.  They’ve done this a few times before.

On our website, you’ll find a full cast and credits as well as details of our upcoming Mary Poppins Day Camp, available for $30 per child during most Saturdays of the run.

Show tickets start at $20.

The show runs Dec. 11-Jan. 4, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Student matinees – already SOLD OUT!

Tickets available at csfineartscenter.org or at the box office, 719-634-5583.

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