Short review: Mary Poppins

Rated 3.0

Mary Poppins, umbrella and magical bag in hand, comes to the Fair Oaks Theatre Festival in a cheery musical based on the books of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film. This is the festival’s first full season without its late guiding light Bob Irvin, and his sly humor and wicked wit are missing in this very straight approach to a standard musical comedy. 8pm Fri-Sun. Through 8/5 (No show on 7/29); $15-$18 Fri-Sat, $12 Sun; Veteran’s Memorial Amphitheatre, 7997 California Ave. in Fair Oaks; (916) 966-3693;