Students from Jacana School for Autism are busily rehearsing for their first musical, Mary Poppins Jr.
Based on the book by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received 44 major theatre awards from around the globe.
The jack-of-all trades, Bert (played by Memphis Sette) introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael (played by Kelly Graham and Max Kregor) have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins (played by Xanthia Papworth) arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again.
Jacana School for Autism production features a cast, crew and vocal backing for more than 70 students. With some of the most beloved and memorable songs ever written for a musical including Spoonful of Sugar, Let’s Go Fly A Kite, Chim Chim Cher-ee, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Step in Time, Feed The Birds and Jolly Holiday.
Jacana School for Autism Principal Corinne Pupillo says Mary Poppins Jr will appeal to not only the young but young at heart. Take a step back in time to the 1960’s when Mary Poppins was first produced and remember why we loved Mary Poppins so much.
Performances are September 18 and 19 at 7:00 P.M. and September 20 at 11:00 A.M. Admission is $10.00.
Tickets purchased on line: www.jacanaschoolforautism.vic.edu.au All seats are reserved.