At one point in the performance, Laura Michelle Kelly soared over the audience clutching her famous umbrella to prompt a 10-minute ovation of the Cameron Mackintosh extravaganza.
Kelly, 23, has previously appeared in "My Fair Lady" and most recently a Broadway production of "Fiddler on the Roof."
Travers intended her tale to be a dark tale and was said to have burst into tears when she first saw the saccharine-sweet Disney film, the newspaper said.
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