The GRCHS Stage Company presents "Mary Poppins"
Bert, a jack-of-all-trades, invites us into the world of London, England in 1910 - and, specifially, into the dysfunctional home of the Banks family. Jane and Michael, the young Banks children, have sent yet another nanny packing, dismissing these children as hopelessly and irrevocably spoiled and misbehaved. With a father who works constantly and mother who is always distracted, Jane and Michael have suffered without strong caretaking forces in their lives.
Then the magical Mary Poppins flies in on the wind, bringing with her a combination of whimsy, magic, and disciplined common sense to the children's lives. Together, they go on memorable and magical adventures - and also learn the importance of a tidy nursery and of taking the medicine they need (with a spoonful of sugar, of course). Mary Poppins' transformational influence does not stop with the children - eventurally, she teches the grown-ups, as well, to open up and realize that "anything can happen if you let it."
Apporoximate Running Time: 2 hours and 50 minutes, including intermission
Reserved tickets for Mary Poppins are $10 each, and will go on sale online and by phone (616-574-5600) Monday, October 9 at 9:00am.
Repeats: Thursday and Friday, November 9 and 10 at 7:00pm; Saturday, November 11 at 1:00pm and 7:00pm.