Whitehall High School will present the Broadway musical “Mary Poppins” May 2-5. Performances in the school’s auditorium, 3100 W. White Lake Drive, will be 7 p.m. May 2-4, and 3 p.m. May 5.
Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students, and free for children under 3. Advanced tickets may be purchased online at marypoppinswhs.eventbrite.com, or at the high school office. Tickets also will be available at the door the day of each show.
Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary Poppins” delighted Broadway audiences for more than 2,500 performances. It received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
In the show, the jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces audiences 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, Mary must teach the family members how to value each other again. She 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 grownups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”