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Pop in to see 'Poppins': Bemidji Community Theater to stage ‘Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical’

Pictured on the stairs are Mary Anderson who plays Mary Poppins and Chuck Deeter who plays George Banks in the Bemidji Community Theater’s upcoming production of “Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical.” Standing from left are Tim Pinkerton who plays Michael Banks; Julia Montebello who plays Mrs. Banks; Clara Anderson-Cameron who plays Jane Banks and Robert Saxton who plays Bert. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer) 1 / 3
The cast of Bemidji Community Theater’s “Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical” features 41 actors, a combination of adults and children. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)2 / 3
Mary Anderson, playing Mary Poppins, gives medicine to Renae Spangler playing Miss Anderson during “A Spoonful of Sugar” song as Tim Pinkerton playing Michael Banks and Clara Anderson-Cameron playing Jane Banks watch. Bemidji Community Theater’s production of “Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical” will be performed at 7 p.m. Nov. 11, 12, 18, 19 and 2 p.m. Nov. 13 and 20 at the Historic Chief Theater, 314 Beltrami Ave NW. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)3 / 3

BEMIDJI—While on stage acting as Mary Poppins and Jane Banks—Mary Anderson and Clara Anderson-Cameron—don't have to try very hard.

"It's fun because we already have kind of a relationship, that is, a nanny in charge," said Clara.

The mother and daughter duo are two of the main roles in Bemidji Community Theater's upcoming production of "Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical."

The musical, based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11, 12, 18, 19 and 2 p.m. Nov. 13 and 20 at the Chief Theater, 314 Beltrami Ave NW. Cost $12 for adults and $6 for children. Tickets are available at Iverson Corner Drug and Ken K. Thompson Jewelry.

The cast, which includes 41 people, is a combination of adults and children, who all have mastered the spelling of "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."

Along with the musical, the theater has also been hosting a "Mary Poppins Spelling Bee." The second written round will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and the oral final round will be held at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Chief Theater.

If you go...

What: Bemidji Community Theater's "Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical"

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11, 12, 18, 19 and 2 p.m. Nov. 13 and 20.

Where: Historic Chief Theater, 314 Beltrami Ave NW.

Cost: $12 for adults and $6 for children. Tickets are available at Iverson Corner Drug and Ken K. Thompson Jewelry.

Maggi Stivers

Maggi Stivers is a Multi-Media Journalist at the Bemidji Pioneer. She covers art and entertainment in the Bemidji area. She is a 2013 Bemidji State graduate majoring in mass communications with a minor in sociology. Contact her at (218) 333-9790 or mstivers@bemidjipioneer.com.

(218) 333-9790
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