Mary Poppins Effects | Stolz Productions

Mary Poppins Effects

Cake and Cover

A photo of one of our magic cake props

With the rights for Mary Poppins available off Broadway, theatre companies across the globe are putting on incredible productions.  With our experience with this show, we are pleased to offer our services as your Magic and Special Effects consultant and/or magic prop builder for your production of Mary Poppins.

As of this writing we’ve done the show 8 times in 18 months, designing all of the effects and in many cases multiple methods for each to give you plenty of options.  We will come to the table with solutions for all effects, ready to be modified to fit into your production.  Because of our experience with the show, our work is very fast which gives your team more time to plan your build.

Don’t have the expertise in house to build some of the magic items?  No problem.  From our shop just outside of Toronto Canada, we offer prop building services as well.



What We Can Provide

  • Documentation, teaching your team how to achieve the effects and put them together
  • Specialty prop builds.  (we do not rent props currently)  We also have items in stock from previous builds so be sure to check our online shop.
  • Training for your actors for any sleight of hand (Producing the Cherry, Flowers from Painting, etc) either in person or by video
  • Consulting with your set team to integrate magic effects seamlessly into your design
  • Note:  We do not currently RENT out props.

Mary Poppins Special Effects

The script calls for many effects and directors often have various effects, or enhanced versions that they want to introduce.  Listed below are some of the most commonly used, called-for effects in the script.

  • Torn Advert Flies Up Chimney
  • Mary’s Magic Bag
  • Dresser Shelves Collapse & Restore
  • Table Collapses & Restores
  • Cuckoo Clock Falls & Restores
  • Falling & Restoring Pots
  • Cake Appears
  • Birds Swirl Around Lady
  • Flowers Burst from Statue
  • Mary Rises Up Chimney
  • Dancers with Kites
  • Mrs. Andrews Lark Flies Away
  • Heirloom Vase Smashes
  • Appearing Bouquet from Painting
  • Doll House Illusion
  • Dolls Vanish
  • Reverse Bannister Ride
  • Mary’s Bed Appears

Past Productions

This list is growing all the time.  Here is a look at some of of the most recent companies to leverage our knowledge and prop building expertise.

Mary Poppins  |  Special Effects – St. Louis, MO
Saint Louis University Theater

Mary Poppins  | Special Effects – Beverly, MA
North Shore Music Theatre

Mary Poppins  | Special Effects – Toronto, ON
Toronto Catholic District Schoolboard – Staff Arts

Mary Poppins  | Special Effects – Woodbridge, ON
Woodstock Collegiate Institute

Mary Poppins  | Special Effects – Brampton, ON
Brampton Music Theatre

Mary Poppins  | Special Effects – Vancouver, BC
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Arts Club Theatre


To give you an idea of what we provide, below are some of the images of prop designs from past productions of Mary Poppins.  These 3D renderings are handed to the set designer to incorporate their design elements and dimensions to be passed on to the builders.

On the left, is a cabinet we have used on several productions which allows for items to be pulled from Mary’s Bag with a clear view to the empty shelf beneath it.  On the right, is the dollhouse in which a small doll turns into a living character.

mary-poppins-bag  mary-poppins-dollhouse

Mary Poppins Effects PDF

We’ve put together a handy PDF for you to take away and consume at your leisure.  It includes much of what has been listed above along with our contact information in a single, clean document.  Simply fill out the form below to receive it.  Enjoy!

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