Mary Poppins Flys High At Shea's

October 15, 2010 Updated Oct 16, 2010 at 12:16 AM EDT

By WKBW Programming

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October 15, 2010 Updated Oct 16, 2010 at 12:16 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) The legendary Disney classic "Mary Poppins" has come to life on stage at Shea's Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Buffalo.

Remember the popular movie starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke from the 1960's titled "Mary Poppins?" The songs made famous in that movie musical like "A Spoonful of Sugar" and that other song with many letters that is impossible to spell but fun to sing, are all part of the joyful stage experience.

The opening night show Thursday, and first Friday performance were practically sold out, with the house erupting in a standing ovation at the conclusion of the show.

"Mary Poppins" spins a musical tale of fantasy and magic with a mystical nanny landing with an English family in the early 1900's. Poppins ability to emotionally bring a little boy and girl together with their distant parents, while teaching everyone the simple lessons of life, is filled with memorable dancing, music, and special effects.

During an interview on Channel 7's AM/BUFFALO, Shea's Performing Arts Center President Tony Conte and Broadway Series Producer Albert Nocciolino talked about "Mary Poppins" and many other great additions to the Shea's 2010-2011 season.

Conte commented that because the show has an extended run, it will bring big business not only to the theater, but restaurants and other downtown venues.

Nocciolino noted that with Disney and legendary producer Cameron Macintosh, "Poppins" is more than a show, it is an event.

WKBW-TV Channel 7 is a proud co-sponsor of the Broadway series at Shea's. "Mary Poppins" runs through the end of October. Tickets are available at www.sheas.org.