Saint Stephen’s College Years 4, 5 and 6 students are set to serve up a delightful spoonful of sugar in the upcoming magical musical Mary Poppins Jnr.
The show opens with a matinee performance at 11am on Wednesday 31 July 2019, and students will sing, dance and wow evening audiences on 1 and 2 August in the Goda Firkins Auditorium at the College in Coomera, Queensland.
Musical Director and College music teacher, Jai Schelbach, said students had been rehearsing since the start of the school year, and were looking forward to introducing Mary Poppins as she takes the Banks family of Cherry Tree Lane on an exciting journey filled with colourful characters, musical delights and magical experiences while dancing across the rooftops of London.
“They did perform ‘A Spoonful of Sugar’ for our recent Grandparents and Special Friends Day. And judging by the response, we should have great audiences and a first-class musical,” he said.
“We have added a Wednesday matinee to our Thursday and Friday evening performances because of previous popularity. It’s been great to see our young cast who range in age from 9 to 12 years develop some solid stage skills. All students in Years 4 to 6 participate in the musical in some capacity, which is a great experience.”
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins Jnr combines an enchanting story, unforgettable songs and breathtaking dance numbers. The ‘magical’ nanny Mary Poppins teaches family members how to value each other again, while taking the two children in her charge, Jane and Michael, on memorable adventures.
Cast: Mary Poppins, Monique Kelly; Miss Andrew, Emma Riley; Bert, Heidi Haywood; George Banks, Andre Redelinghuys; Winifred Banks, Bailey Stait-Gardner; Jane Banks, Charlotte Wormald; Michael Banks, Conor Wilkie; Robertson Ay, Jake Delmiguez; Bird Woman, Amelia Dunwoodie; Von Hussler, Zak Patel; Mrs Brill, Matilda Shepperd; Mrs Correy, Tiana Cook; Northbrook, Luke Oishi; Chairman, Reece Kohler; Katie Nanna, Jazz Hubbard; Miss Smythe, Nata Tiyouri; Policeman, Charlotte Hall; Neleus, Kai Jermyn.
Chorus: Park People, Year 4; Clerks, Year 5; Chimney Sweeps; Year 6 students.
The Junior College musical is held every second year – with the previous showstopper, Lion King Jnr held in 2017. Senior College musicals are held in the alternate years.
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