Mary Poppins will fly into Ormiston College from May 9 to 11.
This blockbuster production will feature a stage filled with beautiful costumes and props as well as a very special set design which replicates the original New York and London productions.
The staging of musical theatre is the ultimate collaborative event.
It has involved more than 75 students who have been rehearsing since November 2018 and a 20-piece band featuring student and professional musicians.
Producer Peta Raftery said talent ran deep at the college with many students now working professionally around the world.
"Our students are indeed rising to the challenge of such a beautiful show and audiences will love watching Mary Poppins come to life. Our young people are forming friendships and making memories that they will carry with them for a lifetime," Ms Raftery said.
Based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film, the stage play presents a more complex side to The Banks family. Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical re-imagines the iconic story with unforgettable tunes, choreography filled with character, emotionally turbulent acting and visually spectacular design.
Central to the plot is the Banks family featuring father George (played by Anderson Janes), mother Winifred (Grace Garnett) and their two children, Jane (Imogen Hatherill) and Michael (Riley Bell). The struggle and conflict at Number 17 Cherry Tree Lane is short-lived by the appearance of a magical, flying nanny Mary Poppins (Madeleine Sloan). She brings harmony to the household and is best characterised as 'practically perfect in every way'. Mary Poppins sets about teaching the importance of family, acceptance, honesty and how to find a little magic in their lives.
Along the way, the children meet chimney sweep Bert (Paul Bletchly), bird woman (Anna Snaylam) and sweetshop owner Mrs Corry (Ellie Webster). Combined with magical chimney sweeps, toys that come to life and a creative ensemble of household staff and former nannies, the story unfolds with unexpected turns and even a sprinkle of magic to boot.
Shows are at 7.30pm on May 9, 10 and 11 with a matinee show at 1.30pm on May 11. The show will be staged at Lingo Lin Performing Arts Theatre, Sturgeon Street, Ormiston. Tickets are $35/$30 and a family rate of two adults and two children for $100. Limited onsite parking is available. Enquiries to 3821 8999.
Tickets are available at ormistoncollege.com.au/events
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