‘Mary Poppins’ perfect family entertainment



By Patricia Rettig

Bring the family and get swept up with Disney’s high-flying “Mary Poppins,” live on stage for the first time at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre.

Based on one of the most popular Disney films of all time and opening May 15, this musical is nothing short of supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

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 must teach the family how to value each other again.

Nominated for seven Tony Awards, “Mary Poppins” includes a score filled with timeless classics such as “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Step in Time” and the Academy Award-winning “Chim-Chim Cher-ee.”

The Beef & Boards production stars Cara Statham Serber – most recently seen as Maria in “The Sound of Music”
– Buddy Reeder as Bert, Eddie Curry as George Banks and local young performers Kennedy Martin as Jane Banks and Logan Sejas as Michael Banks.

“Mary Poppins” is on stage for 52 performances through June 29 in the intimate space of Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. Each performance includes Chef Odell Ward’s family-friendly dinner buffet, prepared in-house for each performance.

Plus, as Beef & Boards’ 2014 Family Show, Mary Poppins tickets are discounted to $10 for children ages 3-15. Discounts also are available to groups of 20 or more

“Mary Poppins” ● Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre ● 9301 N. Michigan Rd. in Indianapolis ● 8 p.m. May 15 through June 29; Weekday matinees at 1 p.m.; Sundays at 1:30 and 7 p.m. ● Tickets start at $38.50 ● For more information call 872-9664 or visit www.beefandboards.com