Mary Poppins flies into Whidbey Children's Theater, July 28 through Aug 6

Annabella Harrison (Michael Banks) and Chloe Cranch (Jane Banks) look on as Director, Ty Molbak works choreography with the Chimney Sweeps for Step in Time. Photo by Kathryn Lynn Morgen

Annabella Harrison (Michael Banks) and Chloe Cranch (Jane Banks) look on as Director, Ty Molbak works choreography with the Chimney Sweeps for Step in Time. Photo by Kathryn Lynn Morgen

A cast of youth and adult actors are performing one of Disney’s most popular movies of all time, Mary Poppins. The show is based on the books by P.L. Travers, the classic Walt Disney film, and Cameron Mackintosh's Broadway production that delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

This show is the final mainstage production of WCT’s 35th Anniversary Season, “Do You Believe in Magic?” and is a “Summer Classic,” featuring a cast of both youth and adult alumni, parents and other community artists.

Director Ty Molbak works with Lulu Russo (Chimney Sweep Messenger) during Step in Time choreography. Photo by Kathryn Lynn Morgen

Director Ty Molbak works with Lulu Russo (Chimney Sweep Messenger) during Step in Time choreography. Photo by Kathryn Lynn Morgen

Mary Poppins tells the story of the Banks family in England in 1910, who are having problems finding a nanny who will stay on with the two Bank’s children, Jane and Michael. Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep and persuades the parents to let her take on this project.  Mary Poppins uses a combination of magic and common sense as she takes the children on many adventures that affect the children and their attitudes toward the world. She also helps their parents to understand one of her life lessons, “Anything can happen if you let it.”

The show is directed by Ty Molbak, also a WCT alumni; musical direction is provided by Andrea Frey Reineckert.

Director Ty Molbak works with Chimney Sweeps during Down the Chimney choreography. Photo by Kathryn Lynn Morgen

Director Ty Molbak works with Chimney Sweeps during Down the Chimney choreography. Photo by Kathryn Lynn Morgen

The show runs for two weekends: Friday and Saturday, July 28th and 29th, and Friday and Saturday, August 4th and 5th at 7:00 p.m. and there are Sunday matinees on July 30th (which is a Family Day Matinee when all tickets are $8), and August 6th at 2:00 p.m. at the Whidbey Children’s Theater, 723 Camano Ave, Langley.

Tickets are $16 regular admission and $8 for youth, 18 and under, and may be purchased below or at the WCT Box Office, one hour prior to show time.  House opens 30 minutes prior to show time. Seating is general admission. Recommended for Ages five and over. No Late Seating

Whidbey Children's Theater is a registered 501c3 non-profit arts organization providing education through the performing arts for 35 years.



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