The NT

    Taylor Theatre presents Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins during performances set this month and next.

    The broadway musical will be presented on Thursday at 7 p.m.; April 27-28 and May 4-5 at 7:30 p.m., and April 29 and May 6 at 2 p.m. at Taylor University’s Mitchell Theatre. Tickets can be purchased through Taylor University Theatre’s website, Facebook, and Twitter pages, or by contacting the box office at (765)998-5289 or boxoffice@taylor.edu.

    “The Broadway musical of Mary Poppins contains numerous examples of ingenious imagining and reimagining,” says director Tracy Manning. “One of the greatest occurs with ‘Feed the Birds.’ The song articulates something essential to this story and to us, the audience: Small gestures of kindness, rather than monetary transactions, fill our lives with joy, satisfaction, and meaning. ‘Feed the Birds,’ as with many of the moments in the musical, asks us to stop and look beyond what we can see...people are valuable and to be present with them is one the most powerful, gracious and rich experiences we can have.

    The stage adaptation is not a replica of the film, but an original musical that honors some of its greatest achievements and most beloved moments. The screenwriters gave P.L. Travers’s fantastic stories a plot: The Banks’ need Mary Poppins to nanny their children because they need to learn how to be a family.”

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