[QUOTE=jk8;1051190]Who has see this show? (Spoilers ahead) I saw the touring version tonight. I enjoyed it for musical sake and it really had some great numbers. My party talked quite a bit after why they needed to change it so much. Here are some ideas we came up with. What do you think?
Maybe it is more true to the book?
Maybe they need to alter the amount of cast members required?
Just because they can?
The children in the movie were grouchy at the beginning, but very mild and happy for the most of the movie. In the musical they were very bratty nearly all the way through. Mary Poppins seemed very cocky, in the movie just confident. Entirely different story line with the bank. No laughing Uncle Albert. Many new scenes including freaky giant toys and fig leaf covered statues.
I am just a purist and think the movie was great why change it to add such odd things. But, like I said we very much enjoyed it for what is was.[/QUOTE]
I love the movie very much, and if I ever had the chance to see Mary Poppins on stage then I would, but like you, I would have hoped it was like the movie too. I am wondering if maybe some scenes from the movie are too awkward to interpret to stage? However, that doesn’t explain changing the character’s personalities. I did read the book many many moons ago:laugh: and know that there are characters in the book that never made it to screen- so perhaps it works the other way too with movie and stage production.