MSUToday
Published: Nov. 5, 2010

'Mary Poppins' comes to Wharton Center

Contact(s): Bob Hoffman Wharton Center office: (517) 884-3115 bob.hoffman@whartoncenter.com

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- "Mary Poppins" is currently showing at Wharton Center. The three-week engagement will run through Nov. 21.

"Mary Poppins," a co-production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh, opened on Broadway Nov. 16, 2006. Based on P.L. Travers' cherished stories and the classic 1964 Walt Disney film, "Mary Poppins" the stage play features the Academy Award-winning music and lyrics of Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman.

The stage production has been created, in collaboration with Cameron Mackintosh, by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes, who has written the book, and the Olivier Award-winning team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, who have composed new songs and additional music and lyrics.

With four productions currently running on three continents, "Mary Poppins" is one of the biggest stage musical successes to emerge from London or New York in recent years. Worldwide to date, the show has grossed more than $447 million and welcomed 6.1 million guests.

In East Lansing, "Mary Poppins" will play 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday evenings; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The first show is a matinee at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 4.

Tickets start at $19.50. Special premium ticket packages are available at select performances, and include premium seating and a complimentary souvenir program.

Tickets are available at the Auto-Owners Ticket Office at Wharton Center, at Wharton Center's Box Office or by calling (800) WHARTON. Orders for groups of 20 or more may be placed by calling (517) 884-3130.

The East Lansing engagement of "Mary Poppins" is presented by arrangement with Wharton Center and is a subscription offering of the MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center Series.

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MSU student and social media intern Taylor Benson goes behind the scenes of "Mary Poppins," which is currently playing at Wharton Center.

MSU student and social media intern Taylor Benson goes behind the scenes of "Mary Poppins," which is currently playing at Wharton Center.

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