Mary Poppins at the Fredericton Playhouse

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TNB Theatre School’s senior musical theatre students bring a timeless musical to the stage.

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Theatre New Brunswick concludes its 2015-2016 season with a production of the award-winning hit musical, Mary Poppins, May 5-7, 2016 at the Fredericton Playhouse.

The classic musical story of a nanny who forever changes the lives of one London family.

 “This is one of my most favourite times of the year,” said TNB artistic director Thomas Morgan Jones.  “The office and the theatre are buzzing and bursting with the energy of this incredible group of young performers.”

The Senior Musical Theatre class is made up of students grades 9-12 and are the most advanced and accomplished performers from TNB Theatre School’s 300+ students. Many of them have been with the theatre school since entering the public school system.

“The students of Senior Musical Theatre have been training, rehearsing, and creating with director Tania Breen and her team since September, and the show is now fully taking shape,” said Jones.  “This production is a celebration. It’s a celebration of our community’s youth, a celebration of musical theatre, and a celebration of one of the most famous musicals of all time.”

Each Senior Musical Theatre production marks the end of Theatre New Brunswick’s season and continues to be one of the most popular productions of the year.  For this production, students are given the company’s full support as a way of providing the most professional theatre experience for both the audience and the performers.  This year’s students will be supported by professional lighting, projection, set and wardrobe designers in addition to a full orchestra.

“The show is going to be huge,” said Jones. “The only thing bigger than the show itself will be the collective heart that went into bringing it to life.”

Mary Poppins  | May 5-7, 2016 | The Fredericton Playhouse| 7:30 p.m. – Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. | Buy Tickets

Performance Dates;

Thursday May 5, 2016 | 7:30pm | The Fredericton Playhouse
Friday May 6, 2016 | 7:30pm | The Fredericton Playhouse

Saturday May 7, 2016 | 2:00pm | The Fredericton Playhouse
Saturday May 7, 2016 | 7:30pm | The Fredericton Playhouse

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