Musical Preview: Mary Poppins

Have you heard the familiar show tunes belting out of the auditorium lately? It would be the cast of this year’s musical production, MARY POPPINS! They have been preparing since October to perform the Broadway hit. Play previews of Act I will be held in school on the December 8th and 9th. There will be two full performances presented on December 9th and 10th, beginning at  7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:15. Tickets for the performances are $6 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens.

The cast includes senior Liz Hines as the practically perfect nanny herself and freshman Brian Costello as Bert, jack of all trades. The cast and crew are led in precision and order by the masterfully talented Mrs. Mary Leo. A musical wouldn’t be the same without costumes would it? Well, it’s a jolly holiday with Mrs. Amanda Zavacky, costume designer in chief. The choreography is artfully constructed by Lindsey Cronauer and Mr. Ziegler will be conducting the orchestra.

Mary Poppins is the story of the Banks family who live in a big house in London on Cherry Lane. Things are not going well for the family, the children, Jane (Nina McCormack) and Michael (Seth Edwards), are out of control and are in need of a new nanny. Jane and Michael have their own ideas about what sort of caretaker they should have, while their parents—and in particular Mr. Banks—are insistent on someone strict for the job. When a mysterious young woman named Mary Poppins (Liz Hines) appears at their doorstep, the family finds that she’s the answer to their prayers, but in the most peculiar way. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “anything can happen if you let it.”

Come experience the magic for yourself this week-end!!

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