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A Musical based on the stories P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film; Original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman; Book by Julian Fellows

Friday, June 22 at 7:30

Saturday, June 23 at 2:00 and 7:30

TICKETS: $10 General Admission- Call the box office at 409-762-3556.


It’s a Jolly Holiday with Mary!  Island ETC is delighted that our Students on Stage will perform the beloved classic film turned musical, MARY POPPINS JR. this weekend with three performances. 

Students on Stage (Session One) involve musical theatre students between the ages of 11 – 18.  These multi-talented students attend a three-week theatre intensive that culminates in public performances of a musical.  Students are involved in all areas of musical theatre that includes more than acting, singing, and dancing, but also prop design and creation, costumes, marketing, theatre etiquette – to name a few.  “This year we have twenty-one amazing students who are hard at work on their production of MARY POPPINS JR.  This is a complicated show with nineteen scenes and over twenty pieces of music.  I am in awe of their work ethic and professionalism, as well as the talent each student brings to the stage,” says Jennifer Daugherty, program director.

MARY POPPINS JR opens with jack-of-all trades, Bert, who introduces the audience to London in 1910 and the troubled Banks family.  Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives in their parlor.  Using a combination of common sense and a little magic, she must teach the family members how to value each other and others.  

Bringing to life this enjoyable and entertaining classic are Demetrius Calhoun (Bert), Tate Burchfield (George Banks), Inara Washington (Winifred Banks), Gia Jeck (Jane Banks), Austin Gabriel (Michael Banks), and Kaylee Fortune (Mary Poppins).  Creating multiple characters throughout the show are Audrey Amon, Claire Borelle, Hailey Brechtel, Calvin Brown, Jacob Hart, Aidan Jones, Eli Jones, Hogan Lanier, Huck Lanier, Megan Maxwell, Bella Ortiz-Elmore, Gabby Parker, Isabelle Sierra, Payton Simmons, and Colin Thomas.

Jennifer Daugherty is the program director for Students on Stage.  The production is under the direction of Kim Mytelka with musical direction by Trish Fowzer and choreography by Jennifer Daugherty.  Chesney Garza is the production stage manager.

MARY POPPINS JR is a musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film.  It consists of original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman with a book by Julian Fellows.  The new songs and additional music and lyrics are by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.  All performances will be held at Island ETC (East-End Theatre Company) located at 2317 Mechanic in Galveston.  Performances will be Friday, June 22nd at 7:30pm, Saturday, June 23rd at 2:00pm, and Saturday, June 23rd at 7:30pm.  Tickets are general admission and are $10.00 each.  (No lap children or children under the age of 2.)  Tickets are available by calling the theatre box office at 409-762-3556.  The staff is small and are busy working with these fabulous students, so please do not hesitate to leave a voice mail

For additional information about this production, Students on Stage, or ETC, please call ETC. Island ETC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.


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