Musical staged by Apex Theatre Studio
St. Augustine, FL — Apex Theatre Studio will present Disney’s beloved family classic Mary Poppins Jr. on June 24-26 at Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., located on the campus of Flagler College.
“This season is about discovering joy, spreading laughter, and celebrating the return of in-person camps,” remarked Managing Director Ian Mairs. “We are excited to move our summer season to Lewis Auditorium, which offers the students a chance to work in an impressive performance space with ample seating for a popular show like this one.”
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 members 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 upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “anything can happen if you let it.”
The production features over 40 young artists from the North Florida area. Olivia DeMaio, a rising junior in the musical theater program at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, plays the title character. George Eastman, a sophomore in the same program, portrays the chimney sweep, Bert.
Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 24; and 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26. Tickets are $22.00 and can be purchased at www.apextheatrejax.com/events
ABOUT APEX THEATRE
Established in 2013, Apex Theatre Studio Inc., a nonprofit organization, is the premiere training facility in northeast Florida for intermediate- and advanced-level young theater artists. The studio combines a robust performance schedule (ten productions a year), interaction with nationally recognized guest artists, and an experienced teaching staff to provide a dynamic learning environment. Visit www.apextheatrejax.com and follow on social media at www.facebook.com/apextheatrejax and on Instagram @apextheatrejax