"Lamplighters are this magical presence that brings light into the darkness," says director-choreographer Rob Marshall about the role of "Leeries" in his original film music musical Mary Poppins Returns . Manuel Miranda plays the starlampplighter of the movie, Jack, who has reached a new level with the show stopper "Trip a Little Light Fantastic" the number: "My first day of rehearsal, when I whirled around the lamppost for the first time, [I thought]," How do I do that? "I've been practicing for weeks."
Apart from the athletic choreography ̵
For all the hard work, Miranda ensures, "We have the time of our lives to do that number."
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Mary Poppin's Returns opened in the cinemas of Walt Disney Studios on December 19th. The movie stars Blunt, Miranda, Emily Mortimer and Ben Whishaw with performances by Meryl Streep, Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury.