Behind the scenes at Mary Poppins - Prince George Playhouse

I may not have known what I was getting myself into when I offered to volunteer for Mary Poppins, but I didn’t even hesitate when Judy Russell asked if I was available for every performance.

The art of theatre is more than meets the eye and rather than learning just about props and moving sets, I also learned the language of community theatre; stage left, stage right, upstage, downstage, flies, spikes, trucks – it’s a magical language that brings a brings a production together.

I volunteered for Mary Poppins late in the game – the actors, dancers, choreographers, set builders, and more people that I could have imagined had been rehearsing for the three months prior; needless to say, I learned just how challenging and rewarding a production can be.

From the set design to the costumes – there is so much required to make it a magical experience for the audience. One may think that volunteering behind the scenes might ruin the magic of it all, but it is quite the opposite – there is a deeper appreciation for the work and you have more time to fall in love with the characters…in other words, the things that make it magical come to life. 

Tonight is opening night and I’m not nervous – last night, among the chaos of set moving, prop shifting and costume changes, I found myself smiling at the small moments that make the show: the warble in Mary Poppins (Amanda  Spurlock) voice as she sings her heart out, the glances Bert (Adam Harasimiuk) shares with the audience, the emotion in Winifred’s (Amy Blanding) soliloquy.

Mary Poppins is more than a musical, it is a glimpse into a magical past that captures the hearts of many, and this collaboration will deliver in spades.  Mary Poppins runs from July 19th – 31st and tickets are available at Central Interior Ticketing

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