Mary Poppins is set to fly over the rooftops of London and onto the stage at Stages Theatre Company this holiday season! Stages Theatre Company’s holiday show has become a tradition for families, and this one is no exception. This is a time of year when we look for opportunities to share memory-making experiences with the young people in our lives, and our productions provide a unique shared experience that will last beyond your time in the theatre.
We are proud to have grown to be one of the largest Theatres for Young Audiences in the country. Our stories on stage are largely inspired by children’s literature and are produced to provide entertainment that is easy to understand and grab the child’s attention. Through theatre, and musical productions such as Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins Jr., children are transported into the minds of the characters on our stage and learn to understand their emotions. Theatre productions encourage the development of communication skills and empathy as well as teach young ones lessons that stay with them after the curtains go down.
Mary Poppins taught the Banks family so much! We have rounded up some of her key life lessons (that everyone can learn) which remain just as relevant as they were in 1964.
1. “ In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and – SNAP – the job’s done!”
· As Mary Poppins taught, you can make any job more fun; you just need to change your perspective. If you are dreading an upcoming project at work or a school assignment, try to look at it as an opportunity to challenge yourself and learn.
2. “ A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down”
· Something sweet will always help you swallow a bitter pill. When you have to do something that you really don’t enjoy doing, reward yourself at the end.
3. You Are Practically Perfect
· Mary Poppins is not the only person who is “practically perfect in every way.” Without even trying, you are also “practically perfect in every way.” Everyone is unique, and everyone is perfect just the way they are.
4. “You’re right that the coin is worth six-pence, but the value of money is determined by how you spend it.”
· Each dollar is worth 100 pennies. Yet, how we may feel about the value of that dollar changes based on how we have spent it and its impact on us and on others.
5. Care for those who have less
· Act with kindness, and show people you care.
The magical, high-flying, family-friendly musical production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins JR., based on the classic P.L. Travers stories and the Walt Disney film, is playing at Stages Theatre from November 16 through December 27, 2018.
Join us for an extra special performance of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins JR on Saturday, December 1st at 2:00 PM as part of our annual winter gala, SNOWBALL! Proceeds from the event will help support reduced cost tickets, transportation subsidies, and tuition assistance…. making theatre at Stages Theatre Company accessible to everyone! Festivities include:
· A full-length performance of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins Jr.
· All ages dance party hosted by TRANSMISSION DJ Jake Rudh
· Gourmet Sweets & Treats
· Family-friendly activities including: Crafts in the Workshop & Photo Ops
· Hot Chocolate for young ones thanks to Munkabeans Cafe & Coffeehouse
· Cash bar courtesy of Thirty Bales
· Raffles & more surprises!