BRAVO SD Theatre Reviews - P.O. Box 33083, San Diego California 92163
Editors Note
                Amy Bosler

Dear Readers ... we are indeed pleased to welcome on-board our newest writer-reviewer AMY BOSLER.  A fan of all forms of arts, culture and entertainment, Amy is currently the Executive Director of the Pacific Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (a non-profit organization).  She has been working in the non-profit field for over 5-years - including a year at SDSU's College of Professional Studies & Fine Arts - which houses the Colleges of Music, Dance, as well as theatre, television and film .. among others. Her history, also includes almost 5-years at Channel 4 in San Diego.

We are delighted, that in addition to supporting the arts, Amy believes in giving back to the community, and has been a volunteer broadcaster for the Radio Reading Service, for over 20-years - bringing the 'written word'  to a reading-impaired radio audience.  WELCOME on Board Amy ....

Further news - with this issue, we will be devoting this Editor's Notes Column, to the fast-tracking of  "new show openings" - that need to be posted sooner than our regular bi-weekly postings of the SD Theatre Reviews Entertainment  Magazine allows.  The fast-tracking 'review', will also reappear in the full bi-weekly column.   We start with the current CCT production of MARY POPPINS - as reviewed by Rosemarie Balard.

Pack up a picnic, and head for Mt Helix to see an exciting, high energy and fabulous production of Disney's MARY POPPINS. Take in the spectacular views of the famous San Diego sunsets … while you enjoy your picnic. You can also relish good food, from one of the popular food trucks, that will be serving patrons before the show and at intermission.  If you have never had this experience, it is about time you did. Dress warm and bring a blanket, as it can be chilly on the Mt. top. Go to their site for complete details about parking. CCT takes care of people with handicaps - so, do not let anything like that stop you. 
Alley Lawton & Michael Oakley (with children)

Ally Lawton’s portrayal of MARY POPPINS was special. Many members of the audience were a-buzz … about how wonderful she was, how sweet she was - and what a great voice. Michael Oakley  as BERT, was the guy who kept the audience in the know. They really complemented each other - and he showed off his tapping feet in "Step in Time" (The tune is still playing in my head!). 
"Step In Time"

The children (double cast) Trinity Kieran/Reese Taylor as JANE BANKS, and Levi Taylor/Mac Jarman as MICHAEL BANKS, had huge roles in this production. They danced, sang and acted their little hearts out.  My theatre going partner, loved the children - because as he said … “They were so good”.
Alley Lawton (as MARY POPPINS)

MARY POPPINS, is one of the most popular Disney movies of all times - and captured peoples hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical!

Based on the books by ... P.L. Travers

The story is uncomplicated and heartfelt. The jack-of-all-trades BERT, introduces us to England in 1910 … and the troubled BANKS family.  Young JANE and MICHAEL,  have sent many a nanny packing - before MARY POPPINS arrives on their doorstep.  Using a combination of magic and common sense, she teaches the family how to value each other again.  MARY POPPINS, takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures - but JANE and MICHAEL, aren't the only ones she has a profound effect upon.  Even grown-ups, can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises - that … "Anything can happen if you let it."
Trinity Kieran & Reese Taylor w/ MARY

Ed Hofmeister, as GEORGE BANKS, and Monica Conway as WINIFRED BANKS,  made a great team.  In a way, the story is about them - their relationship, and their interaction with their children. Mrs. BANKS and ex actor, and her banker husband, need a new look at life - and MARY … popped-in to save the day! 
MARY POPPINS ... Finale !

The show directed by CCT Founder Paul Russell, and musically directed by San Diego's own Taylor Peckham, really did a great job. The huge musical numbers made me rock in my seat … and I was not alone. 

The other fabulous musical numbers "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" and a "Spoon Full of Sugar" … were so much fun!  This production, has a huge cast of characters: the house staff, the bankers, the investees, the bird woman, the policeman, the dancers, the children, and the orchestra - all worked together like a well-oiled machine.
Mt. Helix Amphitheatre

This production of MARY POPPINS, was so much fun that we are going to see it again.
There are surprises I cannot tell you about,so you will just have to go experience it yourself. And, you should not miss the fantastic Mt Helix Amphitheatre VIEW ....

So readers, that's it - for this issue ... do watch each issue, for new Fast-Track "reviews" on San Diego's most popular new show openings!

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