Market House Theatre in Paducah is extending its run of Mary Poppins due to popular demand. Executive Director Michael Cochran says it ties a record for the longest running show and largest attendance in the theatre's history. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the production, about the special fly system and how to get one of the few remaining tickets.
Michael Cochran says you see a different Mary Poppins than the one you remember from the classic film. Because of the focus on family: particularly of George Banks and his kids, you get a greater sense of meaning and togetherness, which is something Cochran says he really wanted to bring out in the intimate space of Market House Theatre. "It's a happy show," he says, and this really shows as actual families act together on stage. He also adds that this is the first time cast members have been able to fly side to side and perform somersaults on stage with the help of Louisville-based company ZFX, Inc.
Shows this weekend are at 7:30, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
For tickets, contact the box office at 270-444-6828.