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Updated with winner! Win tickets “Mary Poppins” the musical!

24541_1382684599752_1011078506_1140414_7501017_nHow’s this for a spoonful of sugar: We have four tickets to this Thursday’s opening night performance of “Mary Poppins,” playing at the Fox Theatre.

The live show about the children under the loving care of a flying nanny, the singing chimney sweep, and the longest adjective in history is here through May 16. (Or is it a noun? A verb?)

A co-production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh, the production opened on Broadway on Nov. 16, 2006 before hitting the road. Based on P.L. Travers’ cherished tale and the classic 1964 Walt Disney film, the stage play features the Academy Award-winning music and lyrics of Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman.

The stage production has been created, in collaboration with Mackintosh, by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes, who has written the book, and the Olivier Award-winning team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, who have composed new songs and additional music and lyrics.

Alright, so who’s going to win this four pack of tickets? The person with the most original answer to this question:

What, exactly, does supercalifragilisticexpialidocious mean to you? Use it in a sentence. The most compelling answer wins, and the tickets will be waiting for you on Thursday.

Now, chop chop! Get to work!

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Congrats to April and her daughter, who collaborated on this winning entry: "My daughter and I have decided that it means Super(life is great) Cali(it can be sunshine)Fragilistic(it can be fragile) Expi(live it to the fullest)Alidocious (happy). In other words supercalifragilisticexpialidocious means: Life is great and although it can be filled with sunshine it can also be fragile so live it to the fullest and try to be happy!!!!"

Congrats to April and her daughter, who collaborated on this winning entry: "My daughter and I have decided that it means Super(life is great) Cali(it can be sunshine)Fragilistic(it can be fragile) Expi(live it to the fullest)Alidocious (happy). In other words supercalifragilisticexpialidocious means: Life is great and although it can be filled with sunshine it can also be fragile so live it to the fullest and try to be happy!!!!"

84 comments Add your comment

My wife wants the tickets

April 26th, 2010
3:35 pm

A supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is a Super Special Spacious Fragil from California. If you remember the show Fragils, he was one of those that made a special appearance.

Jay T. Foster

April 26th, 2010
3:46 pm

To me it means, all is right with the world in which we live

Susan C

April 26th, 2010
3:54 pm

suoicodilaipxecitsiligarfilacrepus– this is every other day except for the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious day that I see Mary Poppins! Mary Poppins is my ‘go-to’ movie, my ‘how-to’ laugh, my ‘ every day is a jolly holiday’! The chance to see Mary and Bert? ummdillydillyummdilly ai!!! SuperCaliFragiListExpiAlidocious!

Meg W

April 26th, 2010
4:03 pm

The adjective that describes how anything is possible…even four free tickets to the Fabulous Fox.

“The only thing that could be better than seeing the magical combination of the imaginations of P. L. Travers and Walt Disney is the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious opportunity to see it for free!”

Susan's Daughter

April 26th, 2010
4:14 pm

I’m telling you right now that woman below me turns 45 in two weeks (sorry mom!) and if you think Mary Poppins says supercalifragilistexpialidocious often..imagine that times 20 is how my life has been! You would literally make her life complete if she saw the show. Maybe we can even stop having suoicodilaipxecitsiligarfilacrepus days and start having our supercalifragilistexpialidocious back!!!

Susan's Daughter

April 26th, 2010
4:19 pm

Oh crap! I meant 46… yes, definitely a suoicodilaipxecitsiligarfilacrepus kind of day.


April Q.

April 26th, 2010
4:39 pm

My daughter and I have decided that it means Super(life is great) Cali(it can be sunshine)Fragilistic(it can be fragile) Expi(live it to the fullest)Alidocious (happy). In other words supercalifragilisticexpialidocious means: Life is great and although it can be filled with sunshine it can also be fragile so live it to the fullest and try to be happy!!!!

J Bishop

April 26th, 2010
5:11 pm

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is something wonderful that leaves behind a trail of goodness for someone else. Never requires batteries, does not run on gasoline, and most of the time is completely free. It is the simplest and most powerful form of joy and imaginitive revival. Mary Poppins employs kites and sidewalk chalk to transform a family in turmoil. The recognized and unrecognized saints, the holocaust survivors, and the humble encouraging optismists of this world possess the craft only found in supercalifragilisticexpialidocious hearts and minds-turning tragedy into victory!


April 26th, 2010
5:28 pm

supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is the roller coaster ride of life… the good, the bad, the unexpected twists and turns but always unforgettable and thankfully no one has the same ride or else that would be just plain boring!!


April 26th, 2010
5:29 pm

super- “above,” cali- “beauty,” fragilistic- “delicate,” expiali- “to atone,” and docious- “educable,” This is the perfect word for Mary Poppins to use, being that she thinks of herself as incredibly beautiful but also extremely intelligent………….


April 26th, 2010
6:39 pm



April 26th, 2010
7:19 pm

No matter what life is throwing at you, your attitude can change everything! The word “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” represents happiness and contentment. It can cheer you up and make you giggle with delight!

For example, my 7 year old can make me so angry at times. He knows how to push my buttons just right. However, if I simply repeat supercalifragilisticexpialidocious a few times, I find myself smiling and singing the song! My attitude changes, and amazingly, so does his!

Michael W.

April 26th, 2010
7:20 pm

The memories of that word are amazing for me. Mary Poppins was my daughter’s favorite movie for 6 months when she 3 or 4. It makes me happy to think of her at that time in her life. Now as budding you woman of 12, she’s having a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious time learning those a few of the songs on her flute…which of course bring back those wonderful memories every time she practices. Thanks for that moment during the day!

Rebecca Mitchell

April 26th, 2010
7:22 pm

To me, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious means happiness, frivolity, and fun. I completely associate it with the carefree joys of childhood and will hopefully convey the same sentiments to my kids!


April 26th, 2010
7:26 pm

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Means to Me: Something or someone that is deemed as being spectacular, stellar, superb, fantastic, amazing and/or fabulous. It is the WOW factor!

Used in a Sentence: Our family will have a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious time watching “Mary Poppins” at the fabulous Fox Theatre and will tell our friends and family all about it!


April 26th, 2010
7:27 pm

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is a noun, verb, adverb, pronoun, interjection, adjective, preposition, article, and conjunction. It can be used in place of any word an any part of a sentence at any time. It can be descriptive as in, the wedding was Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. As an exclamation, what the Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious did that driver think they were doing. It is the only word in the English language that has this ability. It is a magical word.


April 26th, 2010
7:35 pm

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is what I feel when my students are excited about learning. I LOVE being a teacher. It’s Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.


April 26th, 2010
7:37 pm

supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, to me is a frame of mind, it is the highest level of exhiliration, euphoria and then some. When asked how I’m doing, I’ll respond by telling them that I am wonderfulicious.


April 26th, 2010
7:42 pm

The most superb! My two children are supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Connie WIlson

April 26th, 2010
7:52 pm

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious means a childhood full of laughter and joy. Springtime full of new flowers with the smell of fresh rain in the air. Dancing and singing as if no one is watching, while my imagination wonders where everything seems as magnificent as the first time you discover it, a peace so profound that it is almost as if it never even existed.


April 26th, 2010
7:55 pm

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious means wonderfully fantastic. As in, if I won tickets to see Mary Poppins, that would be Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Atl Vol Mom

April 26th, 2010
7:56 pm

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is anything but atrocious! It’s all of life’s simple pleasures and happiness rolled into one. It’s sand between your toes, a rainbow painting the sky after the rain, the excitement your child shows when they see you, morning dew on the grass during an early morning walk, the thrill of a roller coaster, the high of a mountain top, the magic of Christmas, the splash you make as you jump feet first into a giant puddle. A word as spectacular and as all encompassing as supercalifragilisticexpialidocious can only be used to define all of life’s magnificent treasures!


April 26th, 2010
7:58 pm

My wife is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious because she has been there for me as I have struggled to find work during these tough times.


April 26th, 2010
8:01 pm

supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is beyond a moon, speed of light rush, that takes you to a place of infinite ecstasy!!!!!! Oh what a feeling…..


April 26th, 2010
8:02 pm

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is being speechless with excitement! The day my daughter was born was a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious day!


April 26th, 2010
8:03 pm

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is the most incredible expression of emotion to human kind. The rush of wind in your face as you trot the bases after the game winning home run. The smell of the ocean as you dive into the ocean deep. The feeling of smooth grass at when you’re laying down at the park. That thing you get at the pit of your stomach when you fall in love. The warmth of hot cocoa when its freezing cold. The way your clothes wear when they are right out of the laundry. The regalness of conquering the highest of peaks. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, the way of life.


April 26th, 2010
8:03 pm

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is a word to describe everything and anything that defies explanation. It’s a word that makes anyone think their absurd dreams can become reality like winning 4 tickets to see Mary Poppins :)

Jennifer Hornbuckle

April 26th, 2010
8:04 pm

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious means joyful silliness. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious means that laughter is truly the best medicine, that we are always children at heart, that it is downright okay and necessary to play as hard as we work (or perhaps harder), and that living life with joy is the greatest gift we can give ourselves.


April 26th, 2010
8:04 pm

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is a word that you use when no other adjective in the human language can express the joy and excitement that one is feeling. Just saying it tickles your tongue and soul and hearing it will made even the saddest of folks laugh out loud with joy! I think that there are only a few moments of Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’ness in our lives, and I can’t wait too experience the next one :) But so far, my favorite Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious moment?? The birth of my little girl :)


April 26th, 2010
8:05 pm

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is best described as the excitement and wonder that only a child can feel. Never in your life can you be as excited or amazed as when you are a child seeing something for the first time. For example, looking with wide eyes and shaking all over, my little boy would think the sight of Mary Poppins at the Fox was simply Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.


April 26th, 2010
8:11 pm

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is just something you say so you can also say Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay!


April 26th, 2010
8:11 pm

Her heart raced with supercalifragilisticexpialidocious feelings… Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is the hope that dreams can come true and prayers can be answered. It is faith in imagination and courage to have an pursue life with an open mind.


April 26th, 2010
8:14 pm

Definition when I asked my 3 year old:
It is a bunch of letters that make me happy.

Always PC

April 26th, 2010
8:15 pm

I don’t know what it means, but whatever it is alledgedly is quite atrocious. I can’t believe the AJC is promoting such an offensive contest!


April 26th, 2010
8:16 pm

When the bills pile up and the world is closing in, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious brings about a youthful grin.


April 26th, 2010
8:17 pm

Forgot to use it in a sentence.
Stories, family, and supercalifragilisticexpialidocious make me happy.


April 26th, 2010
8:23 pm

To see Mary to take to the sky with her umbrella in hand is supercalifragilisticexpedialidocious!


April 26th, 2010
8:27 pm

Ahhhhhhh – I’m in my early 30s, and this movie still gets me every time I see it. It is by far my favorite Disney movie.

When I hear the word supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, it means that I am about to be flooded by emotions of nostalgia. I remember gathering in front of the tv on Sundays for the Disney Sunday movie, and the week that they showed Mary Poppins, Michael Eisner introduced the movie with Julie Andres from the Skybuckets at Walt Disney World. I sooooooooo wanted to be there with her. She looked so prim and proper floating over one of my favorite places in the world.

How’s that for a specific memory?

So when “I say I’m having a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious day,” it means I’m remembering the small pleasures of childhood and knowing that children today still experience the same feelings of “anything’s possible” when watching this treasured movie.

I’d love to see to it on stage…


April 26th, 2010
8:28 pm

supercalifragilisticexpialidocious means ‘just a spoonful of sugar still makes the medicine go down, jumping through drawings on sidewalks to ride ferris wheel ponies for an afternoon’s delight, rising to the ceiling from laughing about a man with a wooden leg, feeding the birds with my one small coin for birdfood, dancing with chimney sweeps and walking on smoke steps to view the city and shaking hands for good luck, cleaning your room can be fun – it’s just how you do it, and most of all — when you have someone (family & friends) who loves you – you can get through anything. Happy 34th Anniversary Sandy! I love you!

Debbie Knaga

April 26th, 2010
8:34 pm

OH MY! That big word Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious means it’s going to be a happy chim, chimney Day!!!! :::))) So let’s fly away and enjoy…..With soot on our nose!

Pat Roy

April 26th, 2010
8:44 pm

I live in the country side,
I’d love to fly,
with my umbrella,
way high in the sky.

I’d fly to the Fox,
Mary Poppins to see,
She’s sing supercalifragilisticexpialidocious just to me!

Andy Hardy

April 26th, 2010
8:44 pm

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious means saving your aching nose, instigating tea with dukes and maharajas, saying it to your girl and thus your girl becoming your wife…but more importantly than any of that, it means holding onto a memory from your childhood so cherished and so dear that it still holds sway to this day, and that you can share that memory with your own child and see it elicit the same wonder and sense of imagination that it conjured in your eyes so many years ago.


April 26th, 2010
8:45 pm

To me, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious means the innocence of a child and the beauty of their imagination.


April 26th, 2010
8:46 pm

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious describes the idea that it is better to be unique than to be normal. Despite the crowd’s harsh laughter and offensive jeers, Mary found solace in her supercalifragilisticexpialidocious nature because she knew in her heart that, no matter what they said about her or called her, she was happy with being herself and nothing else mattered.


April 26th, 2010
8:47 pm

Those who know that a humble lady feeding the birds possesses more riches in her heart than a banker know the meaning of supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. It is faith in magic, hope for a grey world, the wisdom of innocence, the song of laughter, beauty of imagination, freedom in a dance…

Caroline McCrary

April 26th, 2010
8:54 pm

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is like art, simply undefinable and stunning all the same. It’s use is as mysterious as the inspiration behind a painting and as ever changing like the seasons on Earth. It simply is and simply does.


April 26th, 2010
9:00 pm

Super cow a fragile list tic ex-pea alley doe schuss is frankly, untranslatable, however supercalifragilisticexpialidocious sums it up about as well as can possibly be done. To try to explain it takes away some of it’s magic!


April 26th, 2010
9:07 pm

For me supercalifragilisticexpialidocious means experiencing my awesome imaginations

christina henderson

April 26th, 2010
9:08 pm

Supercalifragilisitc? A wonderful imaginative song from a very wonderful movie that allows children to open their minds and imaginations. Supercalifragilistic to me has the element of suprise and a brings a sense of happiness that not too many lyrics can bring. This movie always had a way of making me smile when I was a child, even through the bad times. It made me think that there were better things out there. I would love to share this with my children….


April 26th, 2010
9:09 pm

supercalifragilisticexpialidocious means finding the extraordinary in the ordinary daily tasks of life, reminding us to truly see the goodness, innocence and beauty in each day.