Mary Poppins

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins
Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure.

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces 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 takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it."

Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and astonishing stagecraft. This show is a perfect opportunity to showcase a strong, iconic female performer, as well as unique special effects and illusions.

A free, downloadable Production Handbook is available here (PDF).

Questions & Answers

February 05, 2017

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Hello, we are currently using the Reference Recording provided by MTI (Australian Live Cast) to choreograph and block certain scenes. However, the struggle is that the recording, although the most accurate, is far from accurate from the actual show in terms of scoring and other songs. We are trying to get a hold of a more accurate recording with vocals, and we have heard that you provide a guide vocal CD with your accompaniment CD. Is there any way to obtain this guide vocal CD without buying/renting the performance accompaniment CD? Thank you for your time.
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December 02, 2016

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In several sources- including MTI Materials- I see a reference to "Gwendolyn and Ernest" Who are these characters???? It is a mystery!!!
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November 30, 2016

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We are San Clemente High School Theatre Arts in Southern California. Our production of Mary Poppins will be in April 2017. I'm looking for Chimney Sweeps that have been used and have stood up to the rigors of rehearsal and performance, or even specific instructions on how to make them would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
August 30, 2016

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Does anyone who has already performed this show have the costumes they would like to sell as a lot? If you are performing in the next week or so, that would be fine too as my performance date isn't until October 13, 2016. Thanks! tluebbeh@gjcs.k12.in.us
April 01, 2016

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Where can I get program bios?
February 24, 2016

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My dog decided to eat my script and now, well it's in pretty bad shape. Could I buy a Mary Poppins Libretto Vocal book?
January 01, 2016

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I was curious to find out if it is a requirement to purchase a choreography or director guide when requesting a license for a performance? Are we able to request a license without having to purchase the guides?
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June 23, 2014

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Hi all!I'm hoping to put on Mary Poppins next spring at our high school. We don't have a strong orchestra so we depend on recorded music. I'm currently trying to secure a company to create the back tracking for the entire show (so far I have only found a handful of titles). It's relatively expensive. Is anyone thinking about doing the show and want to go in on it with us? Currently I've received quotes anywhere from $2000-$3000. This way we could help purchase the creation of the tracks AND the purchase the use of the tracks for each theatre group...thought I would throw it out there!Thanks!Becca