Yesterday afternoon my husband and I were lucky enough to see Mary Poppins at the San Diego Civic Theater in Downtown San Diego. It was a surprise trip to the theater for both of us since we didn't actually purchase the tickets. The tickets were gifted to us by the wonderful Barbara Feldman when she realized that she would be out of town on the date of the performance. Her generosity is much appreciated and we are very thankful that we were given the opportunity to see this amazing production. 

As soon as the show started we knew we were in for a treat. Burt, played by Nicolas Dromard, did an amazing job setting the scene and preparing the crowd for what was to come.The star of the show, Mary Poppins, played by Steffanie Leigh, was quite good as well. She fit the role of Ms. Poppins perfectly and made most everyone chuckle, laugh, and fall in love with her character. I was equally impressed with the talents of Q. Smith who played a very convincing Miss Andrew, as well as Queen Victoria and Miss Smythe. Her voice was stunning and the different notes she hit were amazing. I would go back just to watch her perform.

As the play went on I became more and more excited to see what costumes would appear next and what the stage would transform into. The design and colors were just fabulous. I especially loved the glitter and sparkle on the chimney sweep costumes in the second act. In fact, the chimney sweep act (Step in Time) was my favorite scene of the whole play. It made me want to get up and tap along with them... however I have no tap skills at all and would have made a total fool of myself. I also loved the set design. The Banks home on Cherrytree Lane changed and flowed with each scene change. It was quite a perfect set for the production. Bob Crowley, the set designer, must be a genius!

If you share the excitement of seeing Miss Poppins “in person,” then please come and watch the production anytime from AUGUST 10-21, 2011 at the San Diego Civic Center and celebrate the kick off to Broadway/San Diego’s 2011-2012 35th Anniversary Season!

My friend, Angela, over at The Pinky Project is excited to extend a Mary Poppins special offer for a a family 4-pack of tickets for $99 in Section B. Click here to view a detailed seating chart of the Civic Center. The offer is good for weeknight performances – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

To purchase your tickets, visit Ticketmaster, select “find tickets” under the weeknight performance you and your family would like to attend, select your desired seats and type “4PAK” in the promotion code box to receive the special Mary Poppins family 4-pack special offer. The offer is available now through Sunday, August 21, 2011. So get your tickets NOW! You don't want to miss out.

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Becky said... Reply To This Comment

So excited! We are going to Mary Poppins when it comes in September. Glad you had a great time.