The Leeds Arts Council is proud to announce that Mary Poppins Jr. is the show chosen for the Summer Student Theatre Workshop for students in grades 2-12. The workshop will be held June 4-16 at the Leeds Theatre and Arts Center, in downtown Leeds. The workshop is a two-week workshop, with students attending 8 am to 12 noon, Monday through Friday. There will be three performances: Friday June 16 at 7 pm, and Saturday June 17 at 2 pm and 7 pm. The director is Mike Bridges, award-winning drama director at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic School.
Based on one of the most popular Disney movies of all time AND the Broadway musical, Mary Poppins provides a practically perfect Broadway Junior 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 members 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 upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.” We hope your student will join us this summer for these two weeks of theatre fun!
The cost of the workshop is $200 per child. If more than one child from a family attends, the cost of any additional child will be $175. Each child who attends the workshop will have a part in the play and will appear on stage. Tickets to the performances will be $5.
Registration must be received in person or by mail by 12 noon on Friday May 25. Checks are to be made out to Leeds Arts Council and returned with the registration. The maximum number of participants will be 30; if this number of registrations is reached before May 25, registration will be cut off at that point. Please complete the registration form and return it as soon as possible. We are looking forward to a great workshop!
For more information, contact Debbie Landry or the Leeds Arts Council office.
Debbie Landry (205) 699-0712 firstname.lastname@example.org
LAC office (205) 699-1892 email@example.com