Xavier, Brophy students team up to stage ‘Mary Poppins’

More than 100 Xavier and Brophy cast and crew members will present four performances of “Mary Poppins” this month.

"Bert" (Brophy senior Hank Woods) and "Mary" (Xavier senior Talia Khan).

“Bert” (Brophy senior Hank Woods) and “Mary” (Xavier senior Talia Khan).

Performance dates will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, Thursday, Oct. 15 and Saturday, Oct. 17  and a matinee performance 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17.

Based upon author P.L. Travers’s book series as well as the 1964 Disney film, “Mary Poppins” is the story of the beloved nanny who introduces the Banks children to many magical, memorable, and musical adventures.

Janice Robillard, who is the head of Xavier’s drama department, will direct the production.

All performances will be held in the Kemper and Ethel Marley Theater in the Virginia G. Piper Performing Arts Center on Xavier’s campus.

The Xavier/Brophy ensemble rehearse for "Peter Pan."

The Xavier/Brophy ensemble rehearse for “Peter Pan.”

The ticket price will be $10 for all patrons and may be purchased online at www.xcp.org or at the door.

There will be general seating only.  For additional information, contact Xavier’s Jackson Box Office at pacbox@xcp.org.

Attached please find two rehearsal photos – one of characters “Bert” (Brophy senior Hank Woods) and “Mary” (Xavier senior Talia Khan); the other of a portion of the Xavier/Brophy ensemble.


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