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High School Musicals: Northwestern ‘Mary Poppins’

Editor’s note: The State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, and WFMZ-TV presents “Freddy Awards: A Television Special Celebrating the High School Musical Class of 2021,” 7 p.m. May 27 on 69-WFMZ and online. Several Lehigh Valley high school theater departments are producing spring musicals.

“Mary Poppins” glides onto the stage, 7 p.m. April 9 and 10, live-streamed from the auditorium, Northwestern Lehigh High School, 6493 Route 309, New Tripoli, Lynn Township.

The musical, with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, is based on P.L. Travers’ children’s books and the 1964 Walt Disney movie of the same title. Nanny Mary Poppins flies into the chaotic Banks household in 1910 London.

“We are having a great time bringing this childhood classic to life at Northwestern Lehigh,” says Director and Choreographer Bill Mutimer, Northampton Community College Theater Department Chair and Artistic Producing Director for Northampton Community College Summer Theatre.

The 2006 Broadway production was nominated for seven Tony Awards, receiving one Tony.

Production numbers include “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Step in Time,” “Feed the Birds” and “Supercalifragalisticxpalidocious.”

Tickets: www.showtix4u.com

PRESS PHOTO BY ED COURRIER From left: Eli Kinzel (Michael Banks), Savannah Madeira (Mary Poppins), Kylie Masters (Jane Banks), “Mary Poppins,” Northwestern Lehigh.