“Mary Poppins Live”

Bring the kiddies to see “Mary Poppins Live” at Stage 773 Theatre March 3-27, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

Is there anyone on the planet who didn’t see the iconic 1964 film starring Julie Andrews and the great Dick Van Dyke, about a nanny who arrives by magic and tames unruly children, saves a marriage and generally saves the world? “Mary Poppins Live” takes the concept of the film and turns it into a rip roaring musical with songs, lots of dance, and spectacular scenery!

“Chim Chim Cher-ee;” “A Spoonful of Sugar;” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious;” “A Man has Dreams”: these and many other songs have been thrilling audiences for decades.

“Mary Poppins Live” opened in 2004, directed by Cameron McIntosh and with additional songs by the Tony Award winning Sherman brothers and a book by Julian Fellowes, of “Downton Abby” fame. Initially, the show was deemed too intense for younger children! The show had a four year run on Broadway, and has been touring ever since.

Stage 773 is located at 1225 West Belmont Avenue in Chicago. There are many great dining experiences to be had a mere walk from the theatre. For tickets and more information, go online to www.stage773.com.

Make your “Mary Poppins Live” experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.