Posted on 04 September 2018
At OC Night of The Proms, Mr Webster, Headmaster, revealed that Ormiston College will present MARY POPPINS: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL in 2019.
Based on Walt Disney’s 1964 live action musical, this stage version is also strongly inspired by the original Poppins stories written by Queensland’s own P.L. Travers (born in Maryborough). Whilst the treasured tale of a flying nanny spreading her wisdom and magic upon The Banks Family remains the same, the stage adaptation provides a further depth of insight into the characters of Cherry Tree Lane.
The production is a blend of musical comedy and pathos featuring a cavalcade of characters, timeless songs by The Sherman Bros. (with new songs by Stiles & Drewe) and a book by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey, Gosford Park).
The purpose of this production within our OC community aims to explore both the humorous and complex aspects of family, the power of awe and wonderment and especially ‘finding your own magic’.
MARY POPPINS is truly a piece of Musical Theatre for the young and old within our community!
With 16 roles and a huge ensemble, there is scope for a diverse and dynamic cast. I’ve already received many expressions of interests from male and female students wishing to be chimney sweeps! We encourage all secondary students across Years 7 to 12 to consider auditioning in Term 4. I look forward to sharing more information with you about auditions soon.
I’m so excited that it’s finally Musical season again! At its heart, MARY POPPINS is a production which celebrates family, embraces the power of memory and joy of reminiscing. As Bert gleefully suggests to Mr Banks, “it’s good to look back sometimes”. I can’t wait to ‘look back and reminisce’ as we present the next Ormiston College Musical.