Upstage Players to present ‘Mary Poppins’

mary-poppins-castThe Upstage Players Community Theatre group will present the Central Minnesota debut of the Broadway version of “Mary Poppins.” The production contains many of the classic songs from the film such as “Jolly Holiday,” “Spoonful Of Sugar,” “Let’s Go Fly A Kite,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and many more. There are also additional songs which were added for the Broadway version. The production includes cast members from Little Falls, Royalton and the host community, Upsala. Mr. and Mrs. Banks (Randy Borash and Melanie Cimenski) are in need of a new nanny for their children (Cari Simon and Hailey Cimenski). Mary Poppins (Maria Kosovich) appears magically and takes the job. Mary takes the kids on many magical experiences, many with her friend Bert (Alex Thoms-Warzecha). There will be four performances starting Friday and running through Monday, July 27. Showtimes on Friday, Saturday and Monday are 7 p.m. at the Upsala School auditorium. The Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and in advance from cast members. Pictured are cast members front row (from left): Rachael Buckallew, Maria Kosovich and Madeline Wright. Second row: Lisa Hansen, Cindy Baggenstoss, Abby Segler, Melanie Cimenski, Hailey Cimenski, Alex Thoms-Warzecha, Cari Simon, Randy Borash, Pam Schoon, Kenny Simon, Bethany Cimenski and Molly Presler. Back row: Leonice Prokott, Brandon Yorek, Bella Czeck, Lucy Strusz, Benny Thoms-Warzecha, Lynsey Baggenstoss, Shelby Krebs, Erin Borash, Arlene Warga, Chris Borash and Jeff Czech. Not pictured: Ben Borash and Rachel Ainali.