The Resource For Musicals



Mary Poppins Forum


Reply to topic  [ 21 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Sliding up the Stairs 
Author Message
Fresh Face
Fresh Face

Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:50 pm
Posts: 10
Location: No. 17 Cherry Tree Lane
Post Re: Sliding up the Stairs
wicked_boy wrote:
how does Mary first appear at the Bank's house?


She comes up through a trapdoor, I think... I'm pretty sure it's the same one used during "Brimstone and Treacle-Part 2" with Miss Andrew inside the giant birdcage.

_________________
Recent roles/performances:
Gangster in Acting Out Musical Theatre''s condensed version of Drowsy Chaperone
Wolf and Rapunzel in AOMT''s condensed version of Into the Woods


Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:36 pm
Profile
Off-Broadway Lead
Off-Broadway Lead

Joined: Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:00 am
Posts: 216
Post 
Unless it goes wrong, in which case she walks on from the wings. Which doesn't show TOO badly, but it's not as good.

_________________
Glinda bubbles. In much the same way other people cycle.


Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:01 pm
Profile
Supporting Player
Supporting Player
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:21 pm
Posts: 136
Post 
That explains a lot. I saw it in a theatre where the technical stuff couldn't be done to have her slide up the banister. She made the same body movements as if she were gliding up, but then just ran up the stairs. It looked pretty ridiculous. Now it makes sense!


Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:38 pm
Profile
Supporting Player
Supporting Player
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:21 pm
Posts: 136
Post 
Quote:
She lands on a platform, is pulled into the bridge, unclipped, then pelts it back down the the stage to make it on in time for her bow. Sometimes you can see that she's reined herself in just before hitting the wings, so she looks a bit more like she's been standing there waiting, and not only just made it back in time.


SO funny. I watched her after she landed and watched her BOOK IT to the stage to be in time for bows. It was hilarious.


Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:42 pm
Profile
Tony Winner
Tony Winner
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2003 11:25 am
Posts: 429
Location: Norway
Post Re: Sliding up the Stairs
BroadwayNerd wrote:
wicked_boy wrote:
how does Mary first appear at the Bank's house?


She comes up through a trapdoor, I think... I'm pretty sure it's the same one used during "Brimstone and Treacle-Part 2" with Miss Andrew inside the giant birdcage.

In the Copenhagen production (non-replica) she comes riding in on a glittering cloud. Very pretty.

This is later in the musical, but same cloud:
http://www.detnyteater.dk/fileadmin/use ... _9_RGB.jpg

_________________
.
.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MY COSTUME SITE: http://aneafiles.webs.com/
------------------------------------------------------------------------


Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:05 am
Profile WWW
Broadway Legend / MdN Veteran
Broadway Legend / MdN Veteran

Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:17 pm
Posts: 2635
Location: Nowhere
Current Obsession: Writing
Main Role: Fan
Post Re: Sliding up the Stairs
wicked_boy wrote:
Does anyone know how Mary slides up the stairs? And how does Mary first appear at the Bank's house?


This board seems to be running really slow, considering Mary Poppins is a quite a good show.


I LOVE that effect, its my fave next to the ceiling one in the movie!


Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:29 pm
Profile
Tony Winner
Tony Winner
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:52 pm
Posts: 360
Location: Pennsylvania.
Current Obsession: N2N, Hair,
Main Role: Performer
Post 
Emmyv05 wrote:
Quote:
She lands on a platform, is pulled into the bridge, unclipped, then pelts it back down the the stage to make it on in time for her bow. Sometimes you can see that she's reined herself in just before hitting the wings, so she looks a bit more like she's been standing there waiting, and not only just made it back in time.


SO funny. I watched her after she landed and watched her BOOK IT to the stage to be in time for bows. It was hilarious.


I saw a preview of it a few years ago, and she looked really nervous during that part. She was still in character and smiling, but you could still tell that she wasn't used to flying over the audience yet.


Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:59 pm
Profile
Broadway Legend / MdN Veteran
Broadway Legend / MdN Veteran

Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:17 pm
Posts: 2635
Location: Nowhere
Current Obsession: Writing
Main Role: Fan
Post 
disneyprincess wrote:
Emmyv05 wrote:
Quote:
She lands on a platform, is pulled into the bridge, unclipped, then pelts it back down the the stage to make it on in time for her bow. Sometimes you can see that she's reined herself in just before hitting the wings, so she looks a bit more like she's been standing there waiting, and not only just made it back in time.


SO funny. I watched her after she landed and watched her BOOK IT to the stage to be in time for bows. It was hilarious.


I saw a preview of it a few years ago, and she looked really nervous during that part. She was still in character and smiling, but you could still tell that she wasn't used to flying over the audience yet.


I don't know whether to laugh or to feel sorry for her. Mixed emotions... :) :( :lol: :( :o :) :o :( :)


Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:36 pm
Profile
Tony Winner
Tony Winner
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:52 pm
Posts: 360
Location: Pennsylvania.
Current Obsession: N2N, Hair,
Main Role: Performer
Post 
elphieglinda16 wrote:
disneyprincess wrote:
Emmyv05 wrote:
Quote:
She lands on a platform, is pulled into the bridge, unclipped, then pelts it back down the the stage to make it on in time for her bow. Sometimes you can see that she's reined herself in just before hitting the wings, so she looks a bit more like she's been standing there waiting, and not only just made it back in time.


SO funny. I watched her after she landed and watched her BOOK IT to the stage to be in time for bows. It was hilarious.


I saw a preview of it a few years ago, and she looked really nervous during that part. She was still in character and smiling, but you could still tell that she wasn't used to flying over the audience yet.


I don't know whether to laugh or to feel sorry for her. Mixed emotions... :) :( :lol: :( :o :) :o :( :)


It was one of the first previews though, so she probably hadn't been flying for very long before that, so it was understandable.


Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:24 pm
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 21 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.