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Greensboro College Theatre presents Musical “Mary Poppins” Nov 5-8

Greensboro College Theatre presents the beloved children’s musical “Mary Poppins” Nov. 5-8 in Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center on campus.

Performance times are 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov.

5-7, and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 7-8. Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors and students. Reserve tickets by calling 336-272-7102, ext. 5242, or emailing tickets@greensboro.edu.

The production’s original music and lyrics are by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, with book by Julian Fellowes and new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drew. It is directed by David Schram, Jefferson Pilot Professor of Theatre and founding dean of the School of the Arts at Greensboro College.

In the musical, 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 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 she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “anything can happen if you let it.”

Greensboro College’s Department of Theatre seeks to provide a strong foundation in theatre while allowing the student to emphasize in a particular area such as directing, acting, or arts administration.

The coursework is integrated with the production work to provide a better understanding of the many facets of the theatre. Required participation on stage or backstage on all theatre productions allows the techniques and theories that are examined in the classroom and the laboratory to be tested in a performance setting.

For more information on the program, contact Schram at 336-272-7102, ext. 5243, or email schramd@greensboro.edu.

Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 26 states, the District of Columbia and 10 foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 16-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities. !

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