Monday, May 25, 2009

A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down


Chim Chim Cher-ee

Let's Go Fly a Kite

Ring a bell?

"Mary Poppins," you say.

Yesterday, Jenn and I went with a group from her church to the Broadway in Chicago production of Mary Poppins at the Cadillac Palace Theatre.

Okay, I'll be honest that I wasn't really sure what to expect about going to see Mary Poppins. However, this show was amazing... the music, the props and scenes, the lights. Yes, Mary Poppins even flew. Dare I say that it was, uh, magical.

Well, sure, why not?

Probably my favorite part of the show is the transformation that Mr. Banks undergoes. At the beginning of the show he is this banker. Everything is black and white. He doesn't have time to spend with his kids - the nanny can take over them. He no longer wants to know everything about the stars like he longed to as a child. Along comes this lady, Mary Poppins, and everything turns upside down. By the end of the show, Mr. Banks has come to the realization that life is not all about dollars and cents. It is about people, about family.

And yes, kites.

Take care,


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