When I was a young girl, I remember my parents renting Mary Poppins for us to watch. It instantly became one of my favorite movies. It still is. I have also been able to share that love with my children. I adore the fact that they share my love for the movie and we can watch it, as a family, without any worry.
Another thing I remember from watching Mary Poppins as a child? I thought it ended when the lady in front of the bank sang, “Feed the Birds.” That part where it fades out as she sings? Yep. My dad was not as big a fan of musicals as I was and that is where the movie ended for me. You can imagine how surprised I was to find later in life that each of these movies I grew up watching had “alternate” endings than the ones I knew. Ha!
- Mary-OKE’s – New piece highlights popular music from the film, specifically “Spoon Full of Sugar,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “Step In Time,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee” and allows viewer to sing-along to animated words that display onscreen in unique ways.
- Becoming Mr. Sherman (TBC by theatrical team): Join actor Jason Schwartzman as he sits down for a fun and musical-filled afternoon with Richard Sherman. In the new film, Saving Mr. Banks, Schwartzman portrays the Disney Legend… half of the famous composing team, the Sherman Brothers who wrote all the classic songs from MRY pOPPINS, as well as many other favorites. Hear heartwarming, revealing stories about the making of this beloved musical, get more insight on working with Walt Disney, and get a unique sneak peek into Saving Mr. Banks, starring Tom Hanks, and Emma Thompson.
What is your favorite song from Mary Poppins?