Things are "Practically Perfect" as MJS kids prep for this weekend's production of Mary Poppins

"Didn't anyone ever tell you it's good luck to shake hands with a chimney sweep?"

So says Burt the chimney sweep just as something that's very good luck happens to the hand shaker, Michael Banks.

The exchange comes just before the iconic song "Lets Go Fly a Kite" in the musical Mary Poppins, Jr, which kicks off 

Friday, March 2 at 7:30 pm.

The production is directed by Kiera Chiarino with assistant director Monica Brady. About 50 students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade comprise the cast and crew.

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There is good luck (and a bit of stage magic) in the air at the MJS auditorium. Dress rehearsals this week were a flurry of activity. Sets are done, costumes and props are taking shape, and the kids have long ago mastered their English accents.

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Performances will be at the Madison Junior School Auditorium, 160 Main Street in Madison, NJ. They are scheduled for 

Friday, March 2 at 7:30 pm

 and 

Saturday, March 3 at 4pm.

 In case of inclement weather, a snow date is scheduled for 

Sunday, March 4 at 2pm.

 Tickets are available at the door or online at 

https://marypoppinsmjs.bpt.me/

.The show is set in England in 1910 and tells the story of the Banks family, who find themselves in need of a new nanny. When Mary Poppins arrives, magical times ensue. Sing along to your favorites “Spoonful of Sugar” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” as well as lots of other great songs and good fun.

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins JR. is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials are supplied by Music Theatre International, New York, NY.

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For more information, email MJSMusical@madisonmusicarts.org.