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DRURY LANE THEATRE

DISNEY & CAMERON MACKINTOSH’S MARY POPPINS

A whimsical musical, based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Disney film, with the illusion of magic as Mary Poppins, appears to slide up the banister and the untidy nursery is put-to-rights without the performers touching the props.

VENUE: Drury Lane Theatre
LOCATION: Chicago, IL
DESIGNER: Kevin Depinet
YEAR: 2019

  • Three stacks of books were constructed, and air-lift casters installed to make them easy to move. In one musical number, they represented chimneys and were used as dancing surfaces by the performers.  
  • The central characters of this musical lived on Cherry Tree Lane. Cherry trees were constructed using real (but bare) tree branches, and decorated with silk cherry blossoms. Twinkle lights were added for lighting magic. 
  • Curved book pages (nicknamed “potato chips”) were built using plywood over aluminum framing, hung upstage and on the proscenium, and used as projection surfaces.
  • A complete deck floor was painted in our shop and then installed at the venue.
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