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Great GNO at OC’s Mary Poppins

By July 20, 2011Orange County

Few events come along where Moms and their girls can have such a perfect night out. Suz Broughton and I did just, as we planned a special Girl’s Night Out to see the show and dine at Jerry’s deli prior. We all got all dressed up for our night at the” the-at-er.”

While the show is, of course, great for all ages, it’s just a little more special with Moms and daughters. Here are Suz and I in front of the gorgeous Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and our girls dolled up below.

Dining at Jerry’s is a great way to start your night before the show. It’s a fun eatery with healthy-size servings and just a short walk to the Center. I’d recommend you leave your car there and just pay the valet the $5, then keep your car thee till after the show. The evening walk is divine among the night lights too.

Now … onto the show. It was more the overall experience for me than all the particulars of the performance. I know my girl will remember the show and night, but mostly the memories, which she may someday share with her girl. The show was big broadway all the way with very impressive and often vibrant sets, entertaining numbers with high energy and some eye-popping maneuvers such as Mary Poppins flying over the audience and a sassy vertical walk up and around the stage perimeter by Bert, the endearing chimney sweeper. My girl’s favorite part? The ridiculously talented Supercalifragilisticexpialidoc​ious musical number. How do they do that?

We clapped, laughed, smiled and cheered along with the crowd’s standing O at the end. Then the Broughton gals and my girl and I strolled back amongst the full moon and artsy architecture with a giggle in our step. It was a magical night. One which I’d highly recommend. And one which reminded me to try and put a little more Mary magic in my every day Mom approaches. Yes, I want to secretly be her.)

For more Mary Poppings, be sure to check out Suz’s post as well as Drama Momma’s critic wrap-up here on OC Family.

The performance runs through August 7th. Call (714) 556-2787 or click for tix.

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