Mary Poppins - The Supercalifragilistic Musical in Auckland

Wednesday 20 June 2012

Mary Poppins - The Supercalifragilistic Musical in Auckland

Tickets on sale Thursday June 21!

The world's most magical musical arrives at The Civic, Auckland this October. Based on the beloved books by P.L. Travers and the 1964 Walt Disney film, the multi-award winning musical Mary Poppins will play The Civic, Auckland for a strictly limited season. Produced by Cameron Mackintosh and Thomas Schumacher for Disney Theatrical Productions, the New Zealand production of Mary Poppins follows productions in London, New York, Australia, and Holland as well as British and North American touring productions.

With four productions currently running on three continents, Mary Poppins is one of the biggest stage musical successes to emerge from London or New York in recent years. Worldwide to date, the show has grossed over (US) $679 million and welcomed almost 10 million guests. The musical is the winner of 44 major theatre awards around the globe, including Tony®, Olivier, Helpmann and Evening Standard awards. Mary Poppins the stage musical features the Academy Award® winning music and lyrics of Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman.

The New Zealand production of Mary Poppins comes straight from extraordinary success in Australia. The production opened in Melbourne July 2010 playing to 100% sold out houses for nine months. Equally successful seasons followed in Sydney, Brisbane & Perth, with both Brisbane and Perth selling out weeks before closing. The production was seen by 1.35 million people and has set new records at every venue played in Australia for pre-sales and advance sales. In 2011, Mary Poppins won a record breaking 8 Australian Helpmann Awards, including Best Musical.