by Ting Chun Chang, dramaturg
magic [maj-ik], noun, the art of producing illusions as entertainment by the use of sleight of hand, deceptive devices, etc……
Magic, by definition, is a technique designed for entertainment. However, are there cases where it is more than that?
Welcome to 4th Wall, and to series about BYU’s production of Mary Poppins. I am Chang, Ting Chun, the dramaturg for this production. From now until you come to watch our show, I will be helping you to see Mary Poppins through different perspectives. I will cover some basic information about the history and story of Mary Poppins as well as bring in some information around the topic of magical moments. Hopefully, you will discover the magic of this production for yourself alone the way.
“Anything could happen if you let it” – Mary Poppins
To begin this series, I would like to give you a picture to think about.
When Mary Poppins meets the BYU design team, what are some new elements we will see on stage? How will it be different from what you saw in the movie or in other productions?
Feel free to leave your ideas and thoughts in the comment section below!