North Carolina Theatre’s Mary Poppins Is "Practically Perfect in Every Way"

Kara Lindsay (right) stars as Mary Poppins (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Pamela Vesper is out of town. Kurt Benrud was assisted in writing this review by his eight-year-old granddaughter Jessica Marie Talley. It’s nice to see (and hear) old friends. And who among us is not friends with the characters and songs in the North Carolina Theatre‘s presentation of Disney’s and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary… Continue reading North Carolina Theatre’s Mary Poppins Is "Practically Perfect in Every Way"

NCT’s Mary Poppins Stars Broadway’s Kara Lindsay and Nicolas Dromard as Mary and Bert

Nicolas Dromard and Kara Lindsay star as Bert and Mary (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

On July 26-31, the North Carolina Theatre will conclude its 2015-16 season of locally produced revivals of Broadway shows with a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious production of Disney’s and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, directed by Benson, NC-born New York City director Eric Woodall and choreographed by Ryan Kasprzak. The show, which will be performed in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium,… Continue reading NCT’s Mary Poppins Stars Broadway’s Kara Lindsay and Nicolas Dromard as Mary and Bert

Save Us from “Mr. Banks”

So. This is where contemporary cinema is at. Remakes, sequels, reboots, anything guaranteed to bring in X amount of money. Now, we’re seeing the logical progression of this safe method of filmmaking. Instead of making films like “Mary Poppins” that capture our imagination, we get movies about the making of classics like that. Last year,… Continue reading Save Us from “Mr. Banks”

“Mary Poppins” Brings a Spot of Magic to DPAC

For the child in all of us, “Mary Poppins” is the acceptable entry into the enchanted world of imagination, and if for no other reason than to unleash the child inside all of us, this production of the show is worthy of the price of a seat.