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“Mary Poppins” Soars Into San Leandro May 14th 

28th Season For Bancroft Musical Theatre 

San Leandro, CA- Bancroft Musical Theatre (BMT) is set to premier Disney’s Broadway Production of Mary Poppins in May. One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. 

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." 

The all-star cast, of 75 SLUSD students, is directed by Andrea Gorham (San Leandro) with Music Direction by Meghan McGovern (Alamo ), Vocal Direction by Jim Burris (San Jose) and Choreography by Kristin Avila (Martinez ). 

Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and astonishing stagecraft and runs at the San Leandro Performing Arts Center (2250 Bancroft Ave, San Leandro, CA 94577) May 14-May 22. Tickets are $15 General Admission, $12 Student/Senior and $40 for a family four pack. For more information and to purchase your tickets please visit

 Photo Credits: Nathan Perry, San Leandro Multi-Media Academy, SLHS


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