Poppins. Who else? Mary Poppins. How well do you know this beloved Disney film? It’s based on P.L Travers’ much darker book, directed by Robert Stevenson with music by the Sherman Brothers. Starring, of course, are Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke.
Best beef up, before you head to the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage to see the current musical version being mounted by the Arts Club.
Fill in the Blanks
1. In every job that must be done, there is ……?
2. Close your mouth please, Michael. We are not a ….?
3. What do you get when feed the birds? ……. ?
4. Just a spoonful of sugar, helps the medicine go down, ……?
5. Up through the atmosphere, up …… ?
6. Capital bit of humour …. ?
7. A British bank is ….?
8. Will you be good enough to fetch my ….. ?
It is remarkable that Julie Andrews made her debut in this 1964 film and won an Academy Award, no less, for her portrayal of Mary Poppins. Then, just one year later, she starred in The Sound of Music.
All these years later, Mary remains relevant enough to merit her own scary recut.
And who should be starring in the upcoming Poppins sequel but a man who could not be more of the moment: Hamilton’s Lin Manuel Miranda. He’ll play a lamplighter named Jack opposite Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins and Meryl Streep as Poppins’ Cousin Topsy Tarlet, a maid. Emily Mortimer will play Jane Banks and Colin Firth, William Weatherall Wilkins.
Here, for the Arts Club’s holiday production, Kayla James plays Poppins, Scott Walters is Bert, Glen Gordon is Michael Banks, Elizabeth Irving is Jane, Milo Shandel is George Banks and Caitriona Murphy, Winifred Banks. Vancouver’s Mary Poppins is being directed by the esteemed Bill Millerd, member of the Order of Canada and Artistic Managing Director of Vancouver’s Arts Club Theatre Company. The Vancouver production runs until January 1st, 2017.
1. In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.
2. Close your mouth please, Michael. We are not a codfish.
3. What do you get when feed the birds? Fat birds.
4. Just a spoonful of sugar, helps the medicine go down, in the most delightful way.
5. Up through the atmosphere, up where the air is clear.
6. Capital bit of humour, wooden leg named Smith!
7. A British bank is run with precision.
8. Will you be good enough to fetch my hatstand please?
Written by Elizabeth Newton