Log in

19 January 2008 @ 09:15 am
Another Shout Out for "Mary Poppoins: Anything Can Happen If You Let It"  
I got the book yesterday along with Thomas Schumacher's (Disney Theatrical President) "How Does The Show Go On?" and I just LOVE both books!

I have been waiting for this "Anything Can Happen If You Let It" ever since I found about it on Amazon.com (like May 2006 or so?). It was funny as on Amazon, the book was listed as already published in UK, but it wasn't available in US. I even sent an e-mail Amazon asking when it'll be available and if I can import the book. Apparently it wasn't published but was planning to in UK first, then I guess because UK production announced its closing, the focus has shifted to Broadway production? (That was fine with me as I now see loads of Broadway cast photo in the book)

The book is filled with the production sketches, photos, as well as behind the scene stories. The early sketches for the stage are so interesting to see. Also, there are photos of touring production set models too. The front of the house opens up and the rooms inside come out. I'm not sure how they'll do the nursery room or kitchen, will they come from the wing?

The only drawback (to me) is that the book cover now has changed to Ashley Brown's Mary Poppins. Don't get me wrong, I love her, but the original (on Amazon anyway) cover was the original art work of UK production - Mary Poppins is formed with flowers in pink/blue - and I LOVE the art work. I'm still disappointed that they changed the poster to the current version.

Also Michael and Jane Banks photos seem to be skewed to certain actors (LOL). I don't mind too much but if I were the other actors who are not in the photo too often would have been disturbed ;-)

Anyway, if you order from Amazon, it's $31 and free shipping and it's a must for any MP fans.

BTW, "How Does The Show Go On?" is also an excellent introduction to the theatre for kids, and it contains lots of MP photos (back stage photo included) and even an adult can enjoy reading through it.
Current Mood: contentcontent
The Chinchilla: ajadachinchilla on January 20th, 2008 12:47 am (UTC)
I read about How Does The Show Go On on JimHillMedia.com and when I made my order for Anything Can Happen I looked for that book as well, but the store I ordered from didn't have it yet. I'm definitely going to go for it, it looks just as awesome.

By the way, does your Anything Can Happen have pictures of Ashley that seem to be "pasted on" divider pages?
bigrivermusical: mp1bigrivermusical on January 21st, 2008 06:53 am (UTC)
Oh yes, you'll enjoy Tom's book.

And yes, now you mentioned it, I checked these pages and the photos are actually pasted on!! Why they are not printed on? I mean, that would cost less surely rather than individually pasted on??
The Chinchilla: Elle/Emmettdachinchilla on January 29th, 2008 02:11 am (UTC)
It's strange, isn't it? Who knows what went on behind-the-scenes.