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There's Something About Mary (Poppins)


Team KPCC had a great time at “Mary Poppins” at the Ahmanson Theatre Sunday night. It’s the national tour production of the classic film.

I brought my recorder along, spoke with co-director and choreographer Matthew Bourne and some of the cast members, and hung out at the after-party long enough to hear the songwriters, new and old, gather around the piano for an English music hall-type rendition of "Jolly Holiday" and "Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious.”

That’s all in this Off-Ramp web-only special, which includes a lot of stuff there just won’t be room for on the air.

KPCC’s Steve Julian interviewed Ashley Brown, who plays Mary, and he tells me that q+a will probably air on this Friday’s Morning Edition.

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(Photo: Ashley Brown as Mary Poppins. Credit: Disney/CML/JOAN MARCUS.)

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