SUGAR LAND, Texas (Oct. 16, 2019) – Inspiration Stage is excited to present Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins JR at the historic Sugar Land Auditorium, 226 Lakeview Dr., with eight shows over two weekends, Nov. 1-10.
Based on one of the most popular Disney movies of all time and the Broadway musical that played for over 2,500 performances and received multiple Olivier and Tony Awards nominations, Mary Poppins JR. is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs and breathtaking dance numbers.
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.”
The main roles of Mary Poppins, Bert, Jane and Michael have been double-cast in this talented group of 45 talented youth, ages 8 to 17. For tickets to the following shows, visit https://inspirationstage.com/shows/disney-and-cameron-mackintoshs-mary-poppins-jr/.
- Friday, Nov. 1, 7:30pm
- Saturday, Nov. 2, 3:30pm and 7:30pm
- Sunday, Nov. 3, 3:30pm
- Friday, Nov. 8, 7:30pm
- Saturday, Nov. 9, 3:30pm and 7:30pm
- Sunday, Nov. 10, 3:30pm
Greatwood resident Gabby Champion, 15, a freshman at George Ranch High School, has a lot of Inspiration Stage experience having performed in a dozen shows there. She is part of the Mary Poppins JR Ensemble. “I’m excited for Mary Poppins because it showcases one of my childhood favorites with creative dance and intense music,” Champion says. “If you want to see a light-hearted show with a ton of dancing and singing, this show is for you.”
Inspiration Stage will take Mary Poppins JR to the 2020 Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta, Jan. 17-19. The cast will perform a 15-minute cut of the show for adjudication by industry professionals. Students will also attend advanced workshops and presentations and performances by Broadway and other industry professionals.
Don’t miss these other Inspiration Stage shows in Inspiration Stage’s 2019-2020 season:
- Disney’s Frozen JR, Dec. 6-15
- Into the Woods JR, Jan. 3-5
- Lyle The Crocodile, Feb. 28- March 1
- Harriet the Spy, April 3-5
- Honk JR, April 17-19
- A Chorus Line – High School Edition, May 1-3
Inspiration Stage is a national award-winning performance arts studio located in the historic Sugar Land Auditorium at 226 Lakeview Dr. The 2019/2020 season was recently announced and includes ten youth productions, as well as acting and production classes. Tuition assistance is available to qualifying participants. For tickets and information, visit www.inspirationstage.com.