Join us for this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventure as Wellesley Theatre Project (WTP) presents Mary Poppins, JR. July 26th at 7pm and July 27th at 2pm and 6pm. All performances will take place at the The Katherine L. Babson Auditorium at Wellesley High School, located at 50 Rice St, Wellesley, MA 02481. Tickets are priced $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors, and may be purchased online in advance, or at the door for $18 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.
Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and classic Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins, JR. follows the troubled Banks family, in London in 1910. Young Jane and Michael Banks have sent many nannies packing- that is until Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, your favorite, practically- perfect nanny, Mary Poppins takes the Banks family children on many magical and memorable adventures, but the children 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.
Mary Poppins, JR. features a talented cast comprised of 62 students between the ages of six and fifteen. Cast members of Mary Poppins, JR. reside in Wellesley as well as neighboring communities including Auburndale, Cambridge, Concord, Dedham, Lexington, Natick, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Weston, and Chappaqua, NY.
Mary Poppins, JR. features original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman, and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Mary Poppins, JR. is a musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film, and is produced through special arrangements with Musical Theatre International.
Wellesley Theatre Project is an arts academy and a Wellesley nonprofit devoted to providing students (PreK – 12th Grade) with the opportunity to study and experience theatre and performing arts through year round classes, staged productions, workshops and summer camps.
Registration is open for WTP’s 2019 Summer Camps. Sessions include three production camps geared for students between 2nd and 12th grade in addition to one week Theatre Arts camps for Pre K- 12th grade. Registration is also open for WTP’s Fall production of Frozen, Jr. (Grades 2-12), and weekly classes in theatre, acting, musical theatre dance, tap, improvisation, private voice lessons, and musical theatre for students Pre-K through 12th grade.
For more information about Mary Poppins, JR. or other Wellesley Theatre Project classes and productions, please visit us online or call 781- 235-1550.