WASHINGTON POST • NOVEMBER 7, 2016 • BY NELSON PRESSLEY
If you want to know whether Mary Poppins flies in the Olney Theatre Center’s new staging of the musical that ran on Broadway from 2006 to 2013, she does. Umbrella up and toes pointed out, she’s the magical nanny of your childhood memories.
DC METRO THEATER ARTS • NOVEMBER 7, 2016 • BY JENNIFER GEORGIA
How do you make a stage musical from a movie that was “Practically Perfect in Every Way”? A movie that won five Academy Awards, including Best Visual Effects for cinematic magic tricks and a sequence combining animation and live action that would be impossible to reproduce onstage?
ARTICLE: Jason King Jones on bringing Mary Poppins' magic to Olney
DC THEATRE SCENE • OCTOBER 25, 2016 • BY KEITH LORIA
While most people might hear the title "Mary Poppins" and instantly think it's a kid's musical, Olney director Jason King Jones doesn't feel that way at all.
"I think, for me, it's a story for grownups. How we as adults want to present ourselves to the younger generation and what we want the younger generation to be as we are responsible for them," he says. "It's a story that has kids and kids will enjoy, but really it's a story for fathers and mothers and brothers and sisters and all of us, really"
Olney Theatre Center is a proud partner of Barrie School.
Olney Theatre Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. All programs are made possible by support from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County; the Maryland State Department of Education; and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts.