Stoney Creek’s “Mary Poppins” Inspires an Unprecedented Community Response

Pictures courtesy of Kent McCormick

Pictures courtesy of Kent McCormick

In a statement released on Monday, it was announced that due to an overwhelming response from the community, the Stoney Creek High School Musical Theatre Company’s production of Mary Poppins has been extended. For the first time, a newly added matinee performance has been scheduled for Sunday, May 3, at 2 p.m. Other remaining performance dates include Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2 at 7 p.m. in the Stoney Creek High School Auditorium.

“The theatre department did a wonderful job putting this [production] together, from set to costumes, makeup to choreography… it was such a magnificent show,” said former Stoney Creek parent Susan Bowman. “This is a very talented group!”

Picture courtesy of Kent McCormick

Picture courtesy of Kent McCormick

With crowd-pleasing music, spectacular choreography, impeccable costuming, an amazing set, and an incredibly talented cast and crew, this production appeared to take audience members on a magical journey.

“I literally was overcome with emotion while seeing those students [perform],” said community member Sue Cline. “I lost myself in the show.”

The production of the musical, Mary Poppins, is based on the books of P. L. Travers and the film produced by Walt Disney Studios. The storyline introduces the Banks family who hires a new nanny to help manage their out-of-control children. When a mysterious young woman named, Mary Poppins, appears at their doorstep, the family finds that she’s the answer to their prayers. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “anything can happen if you let it.”

For more information about the Stoney Creek performance and to purchase advance tickets, please visit Tickets are also available in the Stoney Creek Box Office one hour before each performance.

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