Ask anyone who saw our Community Show production of Mary Poppins last spring how they liked the show, and they’ll break into a big smile.
The energy. The talent. The emotion. This show captured the imagination of the community and had sold-out audiences buzzing about the explosion of colour, music and dance that brought the beloved Disney movie to life on the Lighthouse stage.
Mary Poppins was the first Lighthouse Community Show ever to sell out its entire 12-show run, setting the stage for an unprecedented five-show remount from November 22 to 25.
Artistic Director Derek Ritschel says Mary Poppins is Lighthouse’s most ambitious Community Show yet.
“There’s no question that producing Mary Poppins is a huge undertaking,” Ritschel said. “Most theatres shy away from it because of its production demands, but I’m proud to say we were able to find clever and inventive ways to deliver the splendour of Mary Poppins to Norfolk County. Bringing it back will, again, be a giant undertaking, but it’s one we all can’t wait to pull off.”
Join Bert and his fellow chimney sweeps on the rooftops of London. Young Jane and Michael Banks have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using common sense, a bit of magic and a spoonful of sugar, she must teach the children and their troubled parents how to value each other again and see that “anything can happen if you let it.”
Based on the Walt Disney film and the stories of P.L. Travers, this practically perfect family musical featuring 23 local performers is sure to warm your heart and leave you singing “Supercalifragilistic” for days afterward.
With Ritschel directing and veteran local actors Carmen Davis and Meredith Wood sharing the title role, Mary Poppins makes for a practically perfect start to the Christmas season.
Thursday, November 22, 8 p.m. (Mary Poppins played by Carmen Davis)
Friday, November 23, 8 p.m. (Mary Poppins played by Meredith Wood)
Saturday, November 24, 2 p.m. (Mary Poppins played by Meredith Wood)
Saturday, November 24, 8 p.m. (Mary Poppins played by Carmen Davis)
Sunday, November 25, 2 p.m. (Mary Poppins played by Carmen Davis)
All tickets are $24.
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