Monday, June 8, 2015

Mary Poppins @RoseTheaterCo Review

We had a busy week last week. It was filled with theater. We had a wonderful chance to go to Mary Poppins at The Rose Theater in Omaha, Nebraska on Thursday night. The boys had an all day summer camp at Omaha Community Playhouse last week, and performed for us on Friday. It was a practically perfect week!

The boys couldn't wait for Mary Poppins to start!


When we walked into the theater we saw that there was a live orchestra in front, and below the stage. The boys saw that their piano player for school was playing in the orchestra.


Isaak had to sit in the front row to watch not only the musical, but the orchestra as well.



The Rose Theater in its self is just a really beautiful building. It's named after a Nebraska icon, Rose Blumkin who opened Nebraska Furniture Mart. The theater is ornate. I love looking at the set designs that they come up with.


Usually during the play or musical's last rehearsal they let me take pictures. I snapped a few, then was told not to. I didn't realize it was a no no to take my own photos. I got such good image shots from The Christmas Story and Tarzan.



I put my camera away, and enjoyed the show. It was wonderful!

Mary Poppins was one of my favorites when I was a kid. I even sang Let's Go Fly a Kite in music class when I was little. Everyone at The Rose Theater did a great job bringing the story to life!

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 stagecraft, Mary Poppins is everything you could ever want in a hit musical for the whole family! Written by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, this promises to be an unforgettable time at The Rose. Get swept up in the fun of this high-flying tale.


It is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Ages

This show is best for ages 5 and up. All of us enjoyed the show. Isaak (7), Mica (Close to 10), and Dad and I were engaged the whole time!

Time Frame

It ends up being 2-1/2 hours long with intermission. During intermission they serve cookies and drinks. They are unlike other venues, and do not have high priced food and drink.


A musical...

is based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film Original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman Book by Julian Fellowes New songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe Co-created by Cameron Mackintosh.

Cast and Crew

I'm not going to be able to list all of the cast and crew, but I'll list some of the main stars.

Mary Poppins............................................................ Leanne Hill Carlson
Bert................................................................................. Patrick Beasley
George Banks..................................................................Joseph Dignoti
Winifred Banks................................................................ Maggie Mitchell
Jane Banks.......................................................................Morgan Ryan*
Michael Banks..............................................................Aidan Schmidtke

*BROADWAY at The Rose and DRAMA at The Rose students
I love how they use some of their student's to be in their productions!

Artistic Credits

Director..................................................................... Matthew Gutschick
Musical Director & Conductor...............................................Kevin Smith
Choreographer........................................................Sue Gillespie Booton
Scenic Designer...................................................................Adam Rowe
Lighting & Sound Designer.................................................... Kyle L. Toth
Costume Designer...........................................................Sherri Geerdes
Production Stage Manager..............................................Angel Emerson

Production Credits

Production Director................................................. Jennifer Collins Hard
Technical Director........................................................Grant Hilgenkamp
Lighting & Audio Director...................................................... Kyle L. Toth

Orchestra

There is a lot of people playing. It was wonderful!


Performance Dates

Thursday, June 117 pm
Friday, June 127 pm
Saturday, June 132 pm*
Sunday, June 142 pm
Thursday, June 187 pm
Friday, June 197 pm
Saturday, June 202 pm
Sunday, June 212 pm
Friday, June 267 pm
Saturday, June 272 pm
Saturday, June 277 pm
Sunday, June 282 pm

* Interpretation for the hearing impaired is provided

Tickets Please!

Members: $7 a ticket for up to 10 people.
Non Members: $20-$25 a ticket.

Call:  402.345.4849 to Reserve Your Tickets Now!


What We Like:

I was wondering if they'd be able to keep the musical magical, since it wasn't on the big screen with camera effects. They most certainly did! They even had a few flying effects. 

I liked when the chalk drawing scene had a statue come to life. It was really cool! 

I always want to cry whenever I see the lady that feeds the birds. 

Burt is Dad's favorite. Mary Poppins is Mica and Isaak's favorite. Mrs. Bank's was my favorite. I liked the Mrs. Banks better than the one in the movie. They all have such wonderful voices!

I love that The Rose Theater uses some of their student's in the production!



Go to Mary Poppins, and after you see that go fly a kite!

 
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6 comments:

~ Noelle said...

How fun!
I love Mary Poppins, so to see a live production would be awesome!!!!
Jealous!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I like sitting in the front row seats too. For some reason I see better there.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I bet you had a great time! I loved Mary Poppins as a girl, but I bought it on dvd for us to watch last summer and didn't care for it too much as an adult. Mariah got up and left about 20 minutes into the film. Allison watched it all, but I don't think it was high on her list to see again lol

Felicia Carter said...

You did have a busy week! We love Mary Poppins and I can't wait for the day that my boys will sit still during a musical like this. Graham would do well, but we have a few more years for Davis I think.

Masshole Mommy said...

Oh how exciting. Mary Poppins is one of my favorite stories.

indah nuria Savitri said...

What a great show indeed...I love to see the movie, but haven't seen them in broadway..

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