All of London (and West Palm Beach) will be shouting from the rooftops as they witness Mary Poppins fly to new heights in the Rosarian Academy performance of Mary Poppins Jr, May 9-12. The “practically perfect” 70-minute musical is based on the classic P.L. Travers stories and the Walt Disney film. The cast will showcase 32 third-through-eighth graders.
Join the Banks family as they encounter adventure after fun-filled adventure with their curious new nanny, Mary Poppins (8th-grader Mia Pariseleti). Adapted especially for young performers, this musical includes favorite songs such as “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Feed the Birds,” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”
ZFX, the industry leader in performer flying, will be flying five of the cast members during the actual performances. Mary Poppins will be involved in six different flights; Bert (8th-grader Crede Janson) will somersault across the stage; The Banks Children (6th-graders Nicole Atteridge and Marcello Fiorentino) will fly together while singing “Anything Can Happen;” and Miss Andrews (7th-grader Layna Steele) will be forcefully removed from the Banks household.
The musical is produced and directed by Robert Sherman, with musical direction by Gay Dedo, choreography by Jeanne Bennet, scenic and lighting design by area-professional Ardean Landuis, scenic painting by Sage Neighbors, and costume design by Jeanne Bennett and alumnus William Linn (Class of 2001).
Rosarian Academy will perform Mary Poppins Jr. on Friday, May 10 at 7:00 PM; Saturday, May 11 at 7:00 PM; and Sunday, May 12 at 2:00 PM at 807 N. Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults at ra.booktix.com.
A full dress rehearsal/play preview for Rosarian students will take place on Thursday, May 9 at 9:45 AM. Local preschools and elementary schools are invited to the Thursday performance. Schools interested in attending should contact [email protected]. Visit rosarian.org to learn more about the cutting-edge fine arts program at Rosarian Academy.
Full Dress Rehearsal/Performance for Local Schools
Thursday, May 9
Mary Poppins Jr Performances
Friday, May 10
Saturday, May 11
Sunday, May 12
Rosarian Academy Theater
807 North Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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