Mary Poppins at Shea's

October 13, 2010 Updated Oct 13, 2010 at 6:28 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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October 13, 2010 Updated Oct 13, 2010 at 6:28 PM EDT

Shea's theatre in Buffalo is serving up a spoon full of sugar for all theatre lovers in town.

"We're bringing to Buffalo great quality entertainment," Assistant Stage Manager Thomas Recktenwald said.

Starting Thursday afternoon, Mary Poppins will take the stage but before curtain call, it was two days of work for the crew. They set up about 15 semi trucks full of costumes and props, including the characters' house.

"The house is one of the best scenic elements. It travels up and down the stage and it has two front doors that open and close. It rotates 360 degrees," Recktenwald said.

They said it takes about 100 people to get this show up and running.

"What's really unique is that we have company members that fly. It's a great experience for the audience and each city it's different but it's really magical. We spend a lot of time getting it to run smoothly and safely," Recktenwald said.

Recktenwald said there a lot of other parts of the show that you don't want to miss, including a twelve-minute tap dance number in the second act. He said there's also a little surprise not all people will notice.

"One of my favorite little parts that people miss is in "Jolly Holiday" a penguin shows up in the carriage," Recktenwald said.

Recktenwald said it's a Jolly Holiday for the entire family.

For more information about tickets click here.

http://www.sheas.org