Qualicum Beach School of Dance presents one of the most popular Disney movies and Broadway musicals, Mary Poppins Jr.; the musical has received multiple Olivier and Tony Awards nominations. Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s, Mary Poppins, is capturing hearts in a whole new way, as a practically perfect Broadway Junior musical! The talented cast of 41 performers from age little to big are directed by Jennifer Kelly and produced by Shari Selva will delight audiences.
The jack-of-all trades, Bert, played by Isaiah McAleese and Abby Selva introduce us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane (Hope Myre) and Michael (Lyra Sales) have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins (Jessica Kelly and Norah Kierulf) arrive on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, Mary teaches the family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on 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.”