Before England exported Supernanny, they gave us Mary Poppins, who taught us words like "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" and made us dream that one day we too might have our sitter take flight with an umbrella. Introduce your children to this classic tale (and to the joy of big musical productions) when the stage version of Mary Poppins arrives at the Stranahan Theatre this month. The show, based on the 1964 film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, recreates the story of the magical nanny who changes the lives of her young charges forever.
Tuesday, February 26 to Sunday, March 3, with 2pm and 7:30pm showings Saturday, and 1pm and 6:30pm showings Sunday. Tickets $28-$63.Stranahan Theatre, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. 419-381-8851. www.marypoppins.com. —AO