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Chim Chiminey: The production of “Mary Poppins” at the Warner Theatre in Torrington is fun for the whole family — a spoonful of sugar for the summer. Photo by Richard Pettibone

There’s a general “feel good” quality to the children’s stories written in the 1930s by P.L. Travers surrounding the magical nanny, Mary Poppins. From the 1964 film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke to the 2004 adaptation for the musical stage, the allure of the story and its messages have continued through the years.

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