This story first appeared in the October issue of 519 Magazine, available at more than 300 locations in Southwestern Ontario.
The most popular Disney movies of all time is coming to life in a Junior production at Migration Hall in Kingsville. Mary Poppins Jr., the astounding musical that has captured hearts for decades, will be staged by the Migration Hall gang, in a rare youth production starting October 19.
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.
“Mary Poppins has always held a very special place with me, as it has with a lot of people,” says director Stephanie Allen-Santos. “There is something so relevant in the story that brings the Banks family back together by realizing what is truly important in life. And a little touch of magic, song and dance doesn’t hurt either.”
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins Jr. is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs and breathtaking dance numbers. Check it out at Migration Hall October 19 to 21 and 26 to 28. For more information, visit www.migrationhall.com.