The opening of the Australian production of Disney’s hit stage musical, Mary Poppins, has opened in Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne, to five star reviews and universal acclaim from critics.
Melbourne’s The Age newspaper called it “Poppins prefect, in every way”, calling the production “superior to Wicked” with “a show-stopper in almost every scene”.
It was no local secret the producers of the Melbourne show auditioned over 300 women for the main role. From all reports, Adelaide born, Melbourne resident Verity Hunt-Ballard was one hell of a star on opening night.
Can’t wait for my little visit to see Mary Poppins later this week!