Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious – Mary Poppins comes to Melbourne

My six-year-old son came home from school one day to report that a friend in his class “…knew a word with twelve letters!” It must have brought out the six-year-old in me because I said “Well I know one that’s longer – supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!” He was impressed, very impressed. As Melbourne audiences will be when Mary Poppins the musical hits town.

The Mary Poppins stage musical is a fusion of the classic Walt Disney film and the books by P.L.Travers. Expect full Mary Poppins magic – her bottomless carpetbag, walking statues, ladders to the stars, dancing on the rooftops of London, toys that come to life and, of course, riding the carousel.

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is just one of the many songs that audiences will enjoy – the musical is packed with stage hits and I’m quite certain the lyrics will come flooding back as soon as you hear Chim Chim Cher-Ee, A Spoonful of Sugar, Jolly Holiday and Feed the Birds.

Mary Poppins has been a hit on Broadway and in the West End and now finally comes to Australia. It opens in July 2010 at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne. Tickets are on sale now.

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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