Rehearsals have begun for the Junior Production of Mary Poppins Jnr.
It is wonderful to see students from OLMC and Marcellin working together again on another outstanding production. Mary Poppins Jnr is a reduced, student-friendly version of the timeless classic, and one of the most popular Disney movies of all time.
Charlotte who has been cast as Mary Poppins in the production describes the show:
'Mary Poppins' is a musical that follows the wealthy and uptight Banks family, who are faced with the prospect of a new nanny. Their children are pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the magical Mary Poppins with whom, they embark on a series of fantastical adventures, along with her friend, Bert. They also learn the importance of a tidy nursery and of taking the medicine they need (with a spoonful of sugar, of course!) However, Mary Poppins’ transformative influence does not stop with the children - eventually, she teaches the grown-ups, as well, to open up and realize that “anything can happen if you let it.” Audiences will love this spectacular production, directed and choreographed by an amazing group of teachers and students. I am most excited about getting to see the vision for our final performance come to life on-stage. In particular, the creative concepts which have come from the Year 10 'Theatre Studies' class.
The show is adaptable enough so that depending on COVID-19 restrictions, the show can be broadcast online or presented live on the stage. Led by OLMC staff, Hayley Gamble-Curran, Felicia Taine and Deb Butterworth, the students have been earnestly learning their lines and choreography. Students were selected through their audition held online earlier this year and it is a stellar cast of students ranging from Years 7 to 9.
“It’s lots of fun hanging out with your friends and being a part of something bigger than yourself. For the last two years, COVID has not permitted us to be on stage but the time has finally come to perform, -that's what I love most.” Heidi - Cast
“Mrs Banks plays the role of a caring and busy mother, who is always trying to please Mr Banks and her children. I am most excited about getting on stage again after such a long time, and performing with friends. During rehearsals so far we have been working on the big dance scenes such as 'Let's go fly a kite' and 'Step in time'. We have been learning lots of choreography and piecing together the routines. I am so excited to be a part of Mary Poppins Jr and can't wait to perform on stage.” Matilda - ‘Mrs Banks’
Tickets will be released shortly, so keep an eye on PAM for further details