LA Gets Musical

Mary Poppins is now playing at the Ahmanson Theater

About Mary Poppins

Broadway stars, Ashley Brown and Gavin Lee, have teamed together to reprise their roles as Mary Poppins and Bert in Los Angeles performances of the hit musical Mary Poppins.

Mary Poppins, a co-production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh, opened on Broadway on November 16, 2006. Based on P.L. Travers’ cherished stories and the classic 1964 Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins the stage play features the Academy Award®-winning music and lyrics of Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. The stage production has been created, in collaboration with Cameron Mackintosh, by Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes, who has written the book, and the Olivier Award-winning team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, who have composed new songs and additional music and lyrics.

Consistently among the top-grossing shows on Broadway, the Los Angeles engagement of Mary Poppins is by arrangement with Center Theatre Group and is part of CTG’s 2009-2010 season at the Ahmanson Theatre, located at the Los Angeles Music Center.

Mary Poppins plays Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m, and runs on a modified schedule during the holidays.

Tickets for Mary Poppins are available by calling Center Theatre Group Audience Services at (213) 972-4400, in person at the Center Theatre Group box office located the Ahmanson Theatre or online.

Ticket prices for Mary Poppins range from $20 to $102. VIP/Premium Ticket Packages are also available at select performances for $135 and $150, and include premium seating and a complimentary souvenir program. Hot-Tix, priced at $20, are available and can be purchased in advance, or subject to availability, on the day of performance at the CTG box office (no checks). For the deaf community, call TDD (213) 680-4017 for tickets and information. Orders for groups of 15 or more may be placed by calling (213) 972-7231.

Center Theatre Group


Mary Poppins is now playing at the Ahmanson Theater // (c) 2009

Mary Poppins is now playing at the Ahmanson Theater // (c) 2009

Visitors to Los Angeles are more likely to attend a musical than visitors to several of the best-known U.S. cultural destinations, including New York, according to an in-depth survey conducted by TNS Plog Research.

LA traces its musical theater roots back to the golden age of MGM studio productions, when the world's best musicals were adapted for the big screen and captured on film for generations to enjoy. With spectacular venues such as the Pantages Theater, Hollywood and the recently refurbished Ahmanson Theater in Downtown LA, an evening at the theater has never been a more elegant or enjoyable experience. Upcoming musical performances include:

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Nov. 10 - Jan. 3
The beloved Dr. Seuss story turned musical makes a six-week run at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood.

Mary Poppins
Nov. 18 - Feb. 7
The Tony Award-winning musical is now playing at the Ahmanson Theater.

The Color Purple
Feb. 10 - 28
The Broadway production that was nominated for 11 Tony Awards in 2006 will play at the Pantages Theater, Hollywood.

Feb. 25 - April 4
The classic Broadway-style musical is set for production at the Ahmanson Theater.

March 9 - 21
The Andrew Lloyd Webber classic comes to the Pantages Theater, Hollywood in March for a brief run.

April 20 - May 2
The famed musical starring jazz-era songs comes to the Pantages Theater, Hollywood in late April.

South Pacific
May 27 - July 17
When South Pacific comes to the Ahmanson Theater in 2010, it will be a little more than 60 years since Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein wrote and produced the enduring original musical.

Pantages Theater

Ahmanson Theater