Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Two weeks ago I took my mom to see Mary Poppins at The Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles and it was AH-MAZING! Believe it or not, I had never seen the movie. I had caught parts of it, but I was a creature of habit as a child and didn't stray away from my select list of favorites like The Neverending Story, The Little Mermaid, and The Labyrinth.

So needless to say I was pretty wide-eyed the whole performance, despite the fact that I had no clue what was going on. It made it that much harder that I had some trouble following the dialogue because of the English accents. It's funny because in the States, specifically the West Coast, we don't consider ouselves having accents. I bet those in the UK, and even other parts of the US, think differently.

This is a question for those in English speaking coutries: is it hard for you to understand Americans when we speak? Just curious =)

Anyways...the bright colors, beautiful singing, and brilliant dancing cut through all language barriers. And the acting was superb. My mom and I were beyond impressed with the performances of the young children who played Michael and Jane Banks. 

I was lucky to get tickets because I didn't purchase them until December, a month after the play had started at the theater. My mom really wanted to see the show so it was my Christmas gift to her. Since I bought tickets late in the game, most of the better seats were taken. We ended up sitting in the balcony which was a bit far back; however, the end of the play made up for that. Mary Poppins was hoisted into the air and flew over the crowd, hanging but a mere few feet directly above the seats I had chosen. Perfect close to a terrific show!

The only thing that was a bit disappointing--not realizing that Mary Poppins wears a red coat and wearing one myself! I, along with groups of young girls, were matching and I felt a bit foolish. But I made light out of it by posing with my twin. My mom followed and posed for a picture as well (above). Before we knew it, everyone was doing the same!

I am with Laurence Vittes of The Hollywood Reporter who said, “AN EYE-POPPING DELIGHT! There are lots of laughs, superb production values and a brilliant cast.”

Lots of celebs were spotted at the LA Mary Poppins stint, including Suri, Katie, and Tom Cruise.

Check out a this list to see if Marry Poppins is playing near you. If it is, I highly recommend seeing it!


yummy411 said...

hey leeanne. how cute! i love mary poppins as a kid and i would love for my son to see it. so funny how cute is it that you had on a red coat too!

Leah said...

Awwwwww I thought you purposedly chose the red coat to match Mary Poppin's trademark attire. Hahaha! That was so sweet of you to take your mom to watch it.

PS...Yes, LA again in May. So can we schedule something? Let's plan! I'm excited! xoxo

Audrey Allure said...

i love broadway shows :) i might just check out mary poppins here in new york, next :)

J said...

that is so funny bc i JUST watched it last night!! i really loved it. so great! :)

Seersucker Scrapper said...

This has been on my list for a while. Maybe it will come to Boston one of these days!

Glad you liked it. It was one of my fav's as a child.

Bev said...

I love Mary Poppins! Sounds like a fabulous show, and way to roll with the red coats!

ThingsToDoWithKids said...

Oh, I wanted to see that so bad. You mentioned that you were a creature of habit as a child and only stuck to your few fave movies. Well I was the same way, only Marry Poppins was on my "same ol same ol" list. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Couture Carrie said...

So fun! Love your look, especially the glasses!


Ink Obsession Designs said...

Oh how fun! (and too cute about the red coat!). :)

Did you happen to catch a glimpse of Tom, Katie & Suri?

Yelena said...

how exciting!
i love mary poppins! :)
sounds like you had a great night! i would love to have been there to see! :)
and you my dear, look gorgoues in that red coat of yours! :) love! :)