Mary Poppins to be feature play at the Arts Center of Cannon County

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This family friendly musical features the delightful songs from the popular Disney film including "A Spoonful of Sugar," "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" and "Chim Chim Cher-ee." Winner of 44 major theatre awards from around the globe, Mary Poppins has captivated audiences for generations, and now the enchanting story, unforgettable songs and breathtaking dance numbers will dazzle and delight theater goers of all ages.

The jack-of-all-trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense she must teach the family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it".

Mary Poppins is directed by Allison Hall, produced by Rachael Parker and Darryl Deason with music direction by Haley Ray, and choreography by Regina Ward. The cast features Mary Poppins- Alice Clements, Bert- Scott Willis, Jane Banks- Alyssa Freeze, Michael Banks- Ethan Clements, Winifred Banks- Mary Ellen Smith, George Banks- Tom Marcrom, Mrs Brill- Becky Coutras, Robertson Ay- Ric Kinkaid, Bank Chairman- Mark Henry, Mrs Corry- Jessica Hunter, Miss Lark- Christy Sanford, Miss Andrew- Shannon Henry, Bird Woman- Sara Jones Johnson, Von Hussler- Michael Higdon, Northbrook- Drew Sanford, Miss Smythe- Terri Ritter, Neleus- Kyle Henry, Park Keeper- Michael Higdon, Katie Nanna- Mary Elizabeth Tucker, Admiral Boom- Drew Sanford, Policeman- Skip Ritter, Valentine- Carter Cantrell. The ensemble includes Ansley Hunter, Virginia Clements, Caitlyn Clements, Chesley Sanford, Alexander Sanford, Sydney Sanford, Sophie Sanford, Nicole Johnson, Sharon Bessant, James Bessant, Megan Robinson, Rae Lynn Stickney, Periann Henry, Megan Scott, Holly Adams, Jared Taylor, Jordan Taylor, Mackenzie Turney, Tara Thomas, and Finley the Dog.


Performance dates are November 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30PM

November 8 & 15 at 2:00PM


Mary Poppins is sponsored by St. Thomas Stones River Hospital and tickets are $15 with discounts available for students and seniors and can be purchased by calling (615) 563-2787 Tuesday through Saturday 10AM-4PM or online at and (subject to availability) at the door one hour prior to show time.

The Arts Center is located on 1424 John Bragg Highway, just west of the town of Woodbury, approximately 20 minutes from Murfreesboro, Manchester, and McMinnville and one hour southeast of Nashville. Office hours are 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information call 615-563-(ARTS) 2787 or you may purchase tickets online at your convenience at

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