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Joe Klinebriel as Bert, and Hannah Von Mulert as Mary Poppins.

Play: “Disney’s Mary Poppins”

Performers: The Grand Opera House.

Dates/times: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, July 12-13, and Thursdays-Saturdays, July 18-20 and 25-27; 2 p.m. Sundays, July 14, 21 and 28.

Site: The Grand Opera House, 135 W. Eighth St.

Cost: $23 for adults and $15 for those younger than 18. Group pricing is available for 12 or more. Tickets are available at the box office, by calling 563-588-1305 or by visiting www.thegrandoperahouse.com.

Synopsis

Based on the popular Disney movie, Mary Poppins will be flying across the stage at 17 Cherry Tree Lane, as she takes the Banks family on adventures. The production will feature songs including, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “A Spoonful of Sugar,” along with characters flying and dancing on rooftops.

Tidbits

  • Flying affects will be provided by ZFX Inc.
  • Brought in from New York, the show will be directed and choreographed by Alex Acevedo.
  • There will be two casts.
  • Hannah Von Mulert will star as Mary Poppins, and Joe Klinebriel will star as Bert.

Quotable, from director Alex Acevedo

“My favorite part from ‘Disney’s Mary Poppins’ is the part when Burt dances with the penguins, and I actually brought that into this production, so I’m very excited for that. Most importantly, it’s a story about a family who is struggling, but they find that through those struggles, the love and connections really fortify. You’ll leave with a feeling of family connection and the idea that, as a family, you get through things together.”

Maddie McCarron

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