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Mary Poppins (1964)
When Jane (Karen Dotrice) and Michael (Matthew Garber), the children of the wealthy and uptight Banks family, are faced with the prospect of a new nanny, they are pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the magical Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews). Embarking on a series of fantastical adventures with Mary and her Cockney performer friend, Bert (Dick Van Dyke), the siblings try to pass on some of their nanny's sunny attitude to their preoccupied parents (David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns).

Scene 1-Street in front of the Banks’ House

(In front of stage, far right – Chimney sweep sitting on a chimney pot – spotlight on. Stage, in darkness, is set up like a living room, two pieces of luggage downstage stage left.)

Sweep 1– Winds in the east, mist comin’ in

Like something is brewin’ about to begin

Can’t put me finger on what lies in store

But I feel what’s to happen, all happened before

(Sweep starts cleaning chimney. Bert comes from stage right to stand in front of stage right)

Bert:
(Tips hat) How d’you? Please ta meet ‘cha. (pointing at the stage) This here is Number 17 Cherry Tree Lane. The residence of George Banks esquire.

(As he’s talking, sweep goes off stage right with broom over shoulder. Passer By comes from stage left)

Passer By:
A word of advice, young man. You may want to get out of here. Storm signals are up at number 17. Bit of heavy weather brewing there.

(Both turn to look at stage, after a few seconds, look worried and exit stage right)

Scene 2 – In the House

Cook:
(Barging onto stage from stage right followed by Ellen) Leave her alone!

Ellen:
You be quiet!

Cook:
Don’t you be trying to stop the wretched creature! Let her go, that’s what I say, and good riddance!

Ellen:
(Breaking loose) But who gets stuck with the children with no nanny in the house? Me, that’s who!

Cook:
(Shouting to Katie Nanna, who enters stage left and picks up her luggage) Her and her high and mighty ways! I never liked her from the moment she set foot in the door.

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Don DaGradi

Don DaGradi (1911 – August 4, 1991) was a Disney writer who started out as a layout artist on 1940s cartoons including "Der Fuehrer's Face" in 1943. He eventually moved into animated features with the film Lady and the Tramp in 1955. He also worked as a color and styling or sequence consultant on many other motion pictures for Disney. His greatest achievement was for his visual screenplay for Mary Poppins in 1964 for which he shared an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay with Bill Walsh. Don DaGradi died August 4, 1991, in Friday Harbor, Washington. He was named a Disney Legend posthumously, only months after his death. more…

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