April 10, 2009

Family wins trip at ‘Poppins’ performance

A New Jersey family was awarded a trip to Europe at the 1,000th performance of Mary Poppins on Broadway.

The Moore family, including 8-year-old twins, were brought up on stage at the New Amsterdam Theatre and presented with the vacation Thursday night, which was provided by the show and Adventures by Disney.

To a shower of confetti following the curtain call, the Moore family of Marlboro, N.J., were brought on stage, visibly moved, as Thomas Schumacher, producer and president of Disney Theatrical Productions, presented them with a 6-night/7-day vacation to London and Paris, representatives of the family-friendly musical said in a news release. The travel package will take the Moore family to the rooftops of London and beyond with a once-in-a-lifetime vacation experience in Europe, including a VIP backstage tour of the Disney's 'The Lion King' in the West End; a visit to Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London; high-tea at the world-famous Harrods of Knightsbridge; lunch inside the Eiffel Tower; a privately guided tour of the Louvre; a bike ride through the royal gardens of Versailles and much more.