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Mary Poppins: practically perfect in every way!
The cast of Mary Poppins the Broadway Musical is working hard to get things “practically perfect” in time for the performance dates, August 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7.
But what is perfection and how do you know if and when you’ve reached it? When asked this question, Lyndsey Wulfenstein (who will play the roll of Mary Poppins), responded with this insight: “I’ve learned so much from the character of Mary Poppins while studying and learning how to become her on stage. She cares deeply for others who are in need of help, in particular children. She’s proper, but not too stern, well educated, yet willing to learn. She suffers no nonsense, but knows how to have fun when it’s appropriate. She’s strong and bold, and stands up for what she believes in. She’s kind, but not weak; strict, but not cruel. She’s practically perfect!”
There is a poignant moment during the play when Mary Poppins and the children spot a tattered and dirty old woman sitting on the steps of a cathedral selling bags of crumbs to feed the birds around the city. At first the children are repulsed, but Mary helps them look past what they see on the surface and see the good inside the old woman.
In answer to the question about perfection, Wulfenstein concluded, “I think that perfection is about seeing the good in people and in every situation, and focusing on the positive. We all make mistakes everyday, but if we can go about our lives giving each other the benefit of the doubt with a mindset of forgiveness and understanding in our families, with our friends, businesses, and in our community, I think we would all be that much closer to perfection.”
The Broadway show truly is full of so many exceptional life lessons. Stay tuned next week to find out more about this exciting show and learn more insights about Mary Poppins the Broadway Musical!