Proud of our Mary – Cast of Mary Poppins celebrate 800 shows with music video

Matt Lee as Bert in Mary Poppins - Photographer David Wyatt
Matt Lee features in official Mary Poppins backstage video- Photographer David Wyatt

This week, ahead of their closing night on December 30, the cast and crew of Mary Poppins Australia released a backstage, self made youtube clip (endorsed by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh) which both celebrated the production’s 800th performance and allowed the company to let their hair down in an unprecedented way.

A fully produced and wonderfully executed video of ‘Proud Mary’ features cast and crew onstage (and backstage) in costume, performing choreography in celebration of their extensive tour in Australian and New Zealand, with tongue planted firmly in cheek.

It is wonderful to see the Australian company embrace a recent worldwide trend of musical theatre companies producing social media side projects, and Stage Manager of Mary Poppins, Matthew Henderson has put the call out for other Australian casts to raise the creative bar in a similar fashion.

“The challenge is up for the other shows now!” he told AussieTheatre, and we tend to agree!

Created by cast member Mitch Fistrovic and starring the Australian and New Zealand touring cast and crew of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, Proud Mary is certainly something to celebrate. Take a peek at the video below and let us know what you think!

What other shows would you like to see create a backstage clip like this? Do you have suggestions for songs? Post your suggestions in the Disqus box below, or tweet us @AussieTheatre

Erin James

Erin James is's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

Erin James

2 thoughts on “Proud of our Mary – Cast of Mary Poppins celebrate 800 shows with music video

  • What a fantastic clip from an incredibly talented cast and crew. Bring Mary back to Sydney!

  • Favorite movie and
    the broadway was just amazing! Julie Andrews, (The Sound
    of Music, The Princess Diaries) was so well put
    together that she was “practically perfect in every way.

    Poppins the Musical is a Must Watch


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