«Mary Poppins is with us»
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On November 24 and 25, 2017 a premiere of the family musical «Mary Poppins is with us» will take place at the Big Stage of the Music Hall Theatre.
Mary Poppins is the most famous fairy-tale nanny in the world! This strict enchantress is one of the most popular characters of the English literature of XX century. In our country Mary Poppins as a character won nationwide love thanks to the film “Mary Poppins, good-bye!”, featuring amazing songs by M. Dunaevsky.

If your kids still aren’t familiar with songs about “33 Cows and a Glass of Fresh Milk” and “Lady Perfect”, then they will be able to hear them live in the new musical of the Music Hall Theatre.
A respectable English family of the Banks with two children needs a new governess. The previous governesses had left, because it was very difficult to work with spoilt Jane and Michael Banks. And suddenly a young resolute woman appears on the doorstep, with a carpetbag and an umbrella in her hands. It is she who is going to become the keeper of the Banks children’s secrets. The plot about an enchantress who can sew buttons with her look, slide up the banisters, and turn a cold medicine into a real treat, will shine anew at the Music Hall Theatre.

This play is not just entertainment, but also a philosophic work about children’s world and mind. Child viewers will get a real pleasure from watching it. Because the play, like an old friend, will tell the young generation about innermost secrets hidden in the soul of a child. Adult viewers will recall their early years and involuntarily envy the children who’ve got a governess who can feel their souls so deeply. The musical is meant to teach us that as we become adults we shouldn’t forget about our youthful urges and desires, that we should remain somewhat a child in our hearts, then in the adult life a real miracle can happen!
To completely submerge the audience into the English fairy-tale, the play uses the newest 3D technologies in creating the stage design. Elegant and stylish English costumes, interactive elements, impressive tricks, flights of the protagonist, mixture of fairy-tale and reality – you will see all of this on the Big Stage of the Music Hall Theatre as soon as in November! 

Songs loved by many people, created by a people’s artist of Russia Maxim Dunaevsky, will be performed in the musical. These tunes have become real classics of the national cinematography. “33 Cows”, “Lady Perfect” and most popular “Wind of Change” – the audience will surely will sing to these and many other songs. Stage director of the performance is young talented director Vasily Zarzhetsky, who works at the Music Hall and Zazerkalie theatres. Julia Goltsova, the art director, known for her work on the “Dangerous Liaisons” play and performances of the St. Petersburg International Festival «All Together Opera», will be responsible for creating prosperous and respectable world of the English capital.

The musical play “Mary Poppins” is the masterpiece of the children’s music theater, which is still relevant nowadays, because bringing up happy children who will eventually grow into fully-fledged bright persons is the most important task of all times.

Music director
Fabio Mastrangelo
Maxim Dunaevsky
Naum Olev
Vasily Zarzhetsky
Stage director
Vasily Zarzhetsky
Julia Goltsova
Sergei Naryshev
Mary Poppins
Svetlana Wilhelm-Plashchevskaya / Anna Pozdnyakova
Robert Robertson
Alexander Osinin / Alexander Chernyshev
Mr. Banks
Igor Besschastnov / Alex Keitvin
Mrs. Banks
Julia Asorgina / Natalia Cherniy
Jane Banks
Olga Krasnykh/ Irina Obrezkova
Michael Banks
Albert Mkrtchyan/ Ilya Rus
Nikolai Zverev / Kirill Pavlov
Mr. Wilkins, director of the park
Timur Dyatchik / Sergei Lenkov
Alexander Podmeshalsky/ Konstantin Sirotkin
Mrs. Lark
Darya Kozhina / Honoured Artist of Russia, laureate of the «Golden Sofit» Prize Elena Ternovaya
Maria Rubalskaya / Evgenia Svetlaya
Sergei Aleshin / Ivan Eremin
Miss Andrew
Pavel Grigoryev / Konstantin Kitanin / Sergei Lenkov
Missis Corry
Anastasia Demshina / Irina Chumantyeva
Anna Pozdnyakova / Maria Reshavskaya
Nikolai Soldatkin
Ivan Eremin
Sergei Aleshin
Sergei Gruzdev/Maria Gushchina / Anton Zhuravlev /Dmitri Komarov / Alexandra Maximova / Natalia Molodozhen / Arkady Moravetsky / Maria Okhman / Vadim Rogozin /Anna Serikova
Variety and jazz orchestra MusicManCLUB
led by Nikolai Pogorelov and Evgenia Nemtseva
«St. Petersburg» TV Channel at the première of the musical «Mary Poppins Is With Us»
27 November
«NTV St. Petersburg» TV Channel about the première of the musical performance «Mary Poppins Is With Us»
27 November
Victoria Zhukova as Mary Poppins on the TV Channel «78»
23 November
Julia Strizhak and Svetlana Wilhelm-Plashchevskaya about a première of the performance «Mary Poppins Is With Us»
21 November