The visuals, moreover, sport some Mary Poppins magic: the front of Number Seventeen opens to reveal the parlor and the back opens to reveal the kitchen; the mansard roof doubles as the children's nursery; and, in the City, the Fidelity Fiduciary Bank is shown in nightmarish child's-eye perspective, whereas St. Paul's hovers protectively over the Bird Woman. When at the end Mary soars out over the audience, she hovers protectively as well. Maybe that's why this show is so popular. No one ever outgrows Mary Poppins.
, Opera House, Mary Poppins, Boston Theater