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November 7th, 2010

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10:59 pm - (Not so) Profound thoughts on a Musical
So, Mother was down in Melbourne for a visit, and to go see Mary Poppins at the theatre with The Sister and I.

Turns out that she stays in that one hotel so often that she now gets a discount at the restaraunt and bar there. So we had fancy dinner (with champagne) before the show, and cocktails afterwards. It was all very ~classy~. And I randomly got all dressed up because I was bored and felt like wearing a fancy dress and ridiculous heels. Even if my foot isn't exactly thanking me for the blister I now have.

Anyway. Mary Poppins. It was a rather odd feeling, watching that show, because while I have seen the movie before, it was quite literally been more than a decade, so I couldn't actually remember any of the plot. But I did remember a lot of the songs, which made for an odd experience.

Yes, I am aware that it's different to the movie plot. And yeah, it wasn't hard to figure out what was going to happen by the sheer laws of narrative. But they did some seriously impressive stuff with the staging/certain music numbers. And hey, catchy catchy music.

Even if we did have to peer down from way up in the circle.

Another thought I had: Mary Poppins is a great big Mary Sue. "Practically perfect in every way", and completely lacking in any character development.

/End your regular excerpt of Drakyndra's Very Exciting Social Life. Unless you want to talk about fandom or something.

And now I need to start actually making myself productive again. Someone just accept my job application already!

Also, now something very odd is going on with my tags. I repeat, WTF LJ?
Current Mood: awakeawake

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Date:November 7th, 2010 06:18 pm (UTC)
Oh man, I'm so jealous. I really want to see the stage show.

Also, it is my personal opinion that Mary and Bert are Time Lords. And, um, possibly the Doctor's parents.
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Date:November 7th, 2010 06:49 pm (UTC)
You probably should! They have fun with stage effects (I won't spoil, but there's at least one big WHOA moment for me).

I approve of this crazy theory!
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Date:November 8th, 2010 01:42 am (UTC)
See, instant room for plot and character development.
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Date:November 8th, 2010 06:34 am (UTC)
I read on TV Tropes today that apparently Mary Poppins is a bit creepier in the original books, which I think would be preferable to her all powerful Big Good version in the movie. Or maybe that's just me, lol.

Good luck with the job applications!
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Date:November 8th, 2010 07:01 am (UTC)
I dunno; the TV Tropes one sounds a bit more Old Testament God. Still all knowing and perfect, but without at least the humour.


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