Auckland Welcomes Mary Poppins!

Last night The Civic Theatre hosted a great event to introduce some of the cast of Mary Poppins to Auckland.

Walking in to the beautiful  Taj Mahal room to the sound of those well known tunes resonating from a grand piano would be enough to get most of us in the musical mood!

 

PHOTO: LEI LEI KUNG

The setting of the Civic helped to send our minds in to theatrical mode while we waited eagerly. There was a chance to get our pics taken by a flying Mary Poppins which was great fun for all ages!

We also got a chance to see a sneak peek with some clips shown of TV’s.

Soon our MC for the night, Leighton Smith from Newstalk ZB, was making us giggle and introducing the special guests.

Pippa Grandison, who will play Winefred Banks, and Kiwi girl Delia Hannah, who will play the Bird Woman.

PHOTO: LEI LEI KUNG – Leighton Smith on stage with Pippa Grandison & Delia Hannah

Both of these lovely ladies have extensive theatre, film and TV experience and they were witty, engaging and enthusiastic in their exchanges on stage.

After the presentation Pippa and Delia mingled with the guests, signed autographs and posed for pictures.

A little later, as the excitement had died down we got a chance to interview the ladies where we chatted about the dance routines, a love of Julie Andrews and if tuppence a bag was too much? This interview will be featured in our first Keeping Up With NZ podcast which is coming soon so watch this space!

PHOTO: LEI LEI KUNG – Pippa Grandison with Mary

All in all this was a great event and a fantastic way to create a buzz around this world class if only there was a word that I could use to describe it????  Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!

Mary Poppins will be at The Civic Theatre, Auckland from 13 October – 12 December 2012.

Read our full review of Mary Poppins!

To view all our photos from the night go to our Facebook album here.

For more info and to buy tickets click here.

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