Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes flight this holiday season with Centenary Stage Company’s Family Holiday Musical, “Mary Poppins,” set for Nov. 25 through Dec. 11 in the Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center. This “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” musical adventure is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, astonishing stagecraft and a live orchestra.
Centenary Stage Company’s Family Holiday Musical not only signifies the start of the holiday season for many but celebrates all of Centenary Stage Company’s programming by combining community members, CSC staff, Centenary University Theatre Department faculty and students, Young Performers Workshop students and professional guest artists.
Based on the books 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 nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”
Evening performances of Mary Poppins are Fridays, Nov. 25, Dec. 2 and Dec. 9 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Nov. 26, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. and Thursdays, Dec. 1, Dec. 8 at 7:30. Matinee Performances are Fri. Nov. 25, Sundays Nov. 27, Dec. 4 and Dec.11, Sat. Dec.10 and Wednesdays, Nov. 30 and Dec. 7 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices for Mary Poppins are $27.50 for adults and $22.50 for children under 12 on Matinees and Fri. evenings. Sat. evening ticket prices are $30 for adults and $25 for children under 12. Thurs. evening ticket prices are $27.50 for all sets. Thurs.evening is also our Family Night. Enjoy a two for one rush ticket special when tickets are purchased in person at the CSC box office as early as two hours prior to performance time. Rush ticket offer is not valid for advance ticket sales.
For more information or to purchase tickets visit centenarystageco.org or call the box office at (908) 979 – 0900. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the CSC box office located in the David and Carol Lackland Center on the campus of Centenary College.