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2018 Thomas More College Production - Mary Poppins

Thomas More College's 2018 Production of Mary Poppins is an adaptation of the 2004 Disney Broadway Show by Cameron Mackintosh and Thomas Schumacher.  Combining material from P.L Travers original books and the successful 1964 Disney movie, this Mary Poppins takes the spotlight as a re-envisioned character. She sings, she dances, and she takes flight into our hearts. Magical moments from the books find their manifestations through expanded songs and extraordinary dance. By teaching the children to open their awareness to the joy and hardships of others, she is able to help them teach their parents a lesson about what is most important in life. She opens a world of possibility where "anything can happen if you let it.".

The 2018 TMC production of Mary Poppins will feature all the original cast complete with the award-winning songs by Richard and Robert Sherman. All direction and design choices have aimed to ensure audience members are able to identify strongly with this iconic and timeless work that they know and love.

The TMC production has a 40 strong cast made up of students from Yr 8-12 and aims to involve a cross discipline of arts subjects to accommodate all the facets in such a major event. From senior Creative Arts developing sets, Design classes developing promotional materials and Music and Drama providing their unquestionable talent!

At the core of all the incredible stage spectacle is a simple story about the coming together of a family. It is this emotional centre, along with Mary's magic, that allows these characters to transcend generations across books, film, and theatrical productions.

CAST

Rehearsals are on Monday and Wednesdays from 3:30 - 5:30pm

Holiday & Weekend Rehearsal Dates.

Saturday Dress Rehearsal: Saturday 25th August, Wk5 Term3. (8.30 4.00pm)

Production Week Dates:

September 3rd 7th (Wk7 T3 2018) Shedley Theatre.
Monday 3rd: Bump In - Shedley Theatre. (Only staff and senior backstage crew)
Tuesday 4th: Technical setup and rehearsal. (Only key musicians, cast and backstage crew)
Wednesday 5th: Full Dress Rehearsal. (All musicians, cast and backstage crew)
Thursday 6th: Matinee (TMC classes), Evening Performance.
Friday 7th: Matinee (Reserved for Primary schools), Final Evening Performance & Bump out.

Special thanks to AJs Lighting Sound Events, for their amazing support of Thomas More College and the Arts.

(p) 08 8221 5551 (f) 08 8352 8814 (a) 10 William St, Mile End SA 5031 (w) www.ajsound.com.au

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