Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure!
One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
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 members 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 upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”
Blending many humorous aspects into this thriller, Starkey’s play is set on a small estate in northern England, where confusion about shots being fired, betrayal and the absence of a body provide audiences with a witty and sophisticated experience that will keep audiences guessing until the last moment.
Considered to be a spoof of all crime thrillers, the well timed dialogue and constant humor has been described as a mixture of Agatha Christie, Monty Python and Abbot and Costello.
With a cast of 3 ladies and 3 gentlemen, audiences will laugh out loud and await the Christie style ‘gathering in the drawing room for the detective to unmask the killer’, only to find additional twists and turns amid the puns, word play and misunderstandings.
We are delighted to continue our recent tradition of having a youth show in February. After successes of Disney’s Winnie the Pooh and Honk Jr, we have another animal adventure in the form of Madagascar.
Based on the motion picture, we join Alex the lion, the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape – with the help of some prodigious penguins – to explore the world.
The upbeat score will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move it, move it”. This is another great opportunity for Buffalo and surrounding communities’ youth to participate in a singing and dancing adventure.
Next spring we bring the summer home on the lake called Golden Pond to the Discovery stage.
A touching, funny and warmly perceptive show with a spirited and lovable elderly couple – Ethel and Norman Thayer. The Thayers spend each summer at their lake home, but on this particular occasion, they are joined by their daughter Chelsea, her fiancé Billy Ray and his son, Billy Ray Jr. The play explores the often turbulent relationship the young woman shared with her father growing up, and the difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage. After 48 years of visiting the cabin, the love story of Ethel and Norman is also complicated by failing health and has been described as a work of rare simplicity and beauty.
Our summer extravaganza next year is the winner of 3 Tony Awards and 14 nominations, including best musical in 2005. This musical comedy is adapted from the 1975 movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail and is a parody of the Arthurian legend. There are lots of differences from the movie, but some familiar aspects too, including some memorable musical numbers.
Featuring a cast where some actors play several characters, there is a lot of room for flexibility, which adds to the humor and is testimony to both the movie and the original Broadway show.
Whether audiences are familiar with Monty Python’s shows. or the Holy Grail movie, there are laughs galore in what has been described as a show with phenomenal speed, wit and cheek which will leave audiences weak with laughter.