❛ so mary poppins put on her white gloves and tucked her umbrella under her arms - not because it was raining but because it had such a beautiful handle that she couldn't possibly leave at home. besides, mary poppins was very vain and liked to look her best.❜
❛indeed, she was quite sure she never looked anything else. ❜
If Lea Salonga is perfect casting for Tuptim, her pairing with Peabo Bryson is strange, if ultimately rewarding. Bryson is appropriately restrained (though part of me wanted him to give it the “Beauty and the Beast”/”A Whole New World" treatment), and his voice blends well with Salonga’s. The full-voiced belting in their respective takes on "In these dreams, I’ve loved you so / That by now I think, I know” is particularly satisfying (though I wish this arrangement included Lun Tha’s echoes to Tuptim).