From our sponsors:
March 9-11, 16-18, 2017
$10 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students/Youth
Showtime: 7:30 p.m. with matinees at 2 p.m. on March 11 & 18
More info: shstheatre.yolasite.com
Sunset High School
13840 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, OR 97229
A live orchestra, a flying nanny, and a chorus of roof dancing chimney sweeps will bring London’s skyline to life as Sunset High School’s theater department presents one of the most treasured stories of our time, Mary Poppins, starting March 9, at Sunset High School. Under the direction of Sunset’s theater director, James Farmer, and choir director, Christopher Rust, M ary Poppins opens on March 9 with additional performances on March 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18. All shows start at 7:30 p.m., with matinees on March 11 and 18 opening at 2:00pm.
About the Show
The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces the audience to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family who live in a big house in London on Cherry Lane. The Banks children have sent many a nanny packing before a mysterious young woman named Mary Poppins appears at their doorstep and the family finds that she’s the answer to their prayer, but in a most peculiar way. This family musical is produced by and with Sunset High School Students with parent advisors, and features a student-built set, including a professionally installed rigging system that will have Mary Poppins actually flying. This ‘once in a decade’ production is the most expensive Sunset High School musical production to date, and a fundraising campaign is underway to “Help Mary Fly” at https://www.gofundme.com/MaryPoppinsPDX .
About Sunset High School Theater Department
Celebrating 56 years of live theater production, Sunset High School produces a diverse selection of productions, from musicals such as the classics like Bye Bye Birdie, Damn Yankees and the
Wizard of Oz to some of Shakespeare ’s greatest works like Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet and Macbeth. These productions push the boundaries of design, creativity and interpretation, enabling students to experiment with different styles, roles and historical eras.