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DPAC’s “Mary Poppins” is (More Than) “Practically Perfect”

“Mary Poppins,” the latest theatrical offering from Durham Performing Arts Center, provides a healthy dose of magic (no “spoonful of sugar” needed) for both the young and the young at heart. For those who aren’t familiar with the classic tale, it focuses on the Banks family and their new nanny, Mary Poppins ( Madeline Trumble),… Read More ›

Madeline Trumble and Con O’Shea-Creal Will Star as Mary and Bert in “Mary Poppins” Feb. 12-17 at DPAC

On Feb. 12-17, the Durham Performing Arts Center will present the North American tour of “Mary Poppins,” which is based on the 2006 Broadway musical version of beloved 1964 Walt Disney film based on P.L. Travers’ stories about a nanny with magical powers. The national tour of “Mary Poppins” stars Madeline Trumble as Mary Poppins and Con O’shea-Creal as her friend the Cockney jack-of-all-trades Bert.

Triangle Broadway fans will experience the 2011 Tony ® Award winning landmark theater event WAR HORSE, and the must see show of the year, the Durham premiere of JERSEY BOYS. Inspired by an electrifying true story MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is sure to get you to your feet. Audiences will be mesmerized by the new production of the legendary love story JEKYLL & HYDE starring Constantine Maroulis. And the irresistible Broadway magic of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s MARY POPPINS. The season closes out with spring time performances of Broadway’s best new revival ANYTHING GOES, the best two hours on Broadway PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, and Broadway’s funniest new hit musical SISTER ACT.

“New York Has Never Been So Close”

We’re calling this our “New York Has Never Been So Close” season, since seven of our eight shows are current hits in New York and one is on its way to Broadway.