Get ready to say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Mary Poppins hits the stage with Magic City Play

Submitted Mary Poppins takes the stage as she floats down into the lives of the Banks family for another magical story of fun and learning. Magic City Players bring new and old characters to life to tell a familiar but unique story for audiences from Thursday through Saturday.

Mary Poppins is making a comeback all around here in Minot. First “Mary Poppins Returns,” the sequel to the original 1964 film, was released in theaters at the end of 2018. Now Central Campus Playmakers are bringing the original memorable characters to life on the stage with Mary Poppins Jr.

Mary Poppins Jr. will follow the classic story of the Banks family with a Broadway touch as Mary Poppins turns up to both turn their lives up side down and help them. Familiar characters will mingle with some new faces as new characters are brought in.

“Old roles will mix with new roles to create a familiar but unique story,” explained director Chad Gifford.

One new character is the owner of a word shop, which will set the stage for the well known word supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

The play will feature a number of things that audiences will enjoy from familiar songs to kite flying around the stage to the beautiful artwork created for the backdrops.

Submitted Mary Poppins takes the stage as she floats down into the lives of the Banks family for another magical story of fun and learning. Magic City Players bring new and old characters to life to tell a familiar but unique story for audiences from Thursday through Saturday.

“Audiences will enjoy seeing the songs and dances come to life,” Gifford said. “We have some great visuals to go along with songs and dance numbers.”

The play is expected to be fun for the whole family.

“This play is shorter than the Broadway version, and more appropriate for ninth and tenth graders to tackle,” Gifford said. “There are plenty of challenges, but it’s an attainable goal.”

The way Gifford runs the theater program is through letting students be in charge. They do everything from lights to costumes to sets to acting and so on. Ultimately, he said, he is there to supervise and facilitate.

The play will run Thursday through Saturday with 7 p.m. showings and a new 2 p.m. showing on Saturday.

Submitted Mary Poppins takes the stage as she floats down into the lives of the Banks family for another magical story of fun and learning. Magic City Players bring new and old characters to life to tell a familiar but unique story for audiences from Thursday through Saturday.

Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students K-12. No reservation is needed.

“Just show up at the door and we will find you a seat,” said Gifford. “It’s a great way to beat the cold.”

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