The two lead performers in Walnut Grove Secondary’s production of Mary Poppins, the Broadway Musical come at their roles from opposite histories.
Hayley Eigenfeldt is a Julie Andrews devotee, loving the work of the longtime British actress who portrayed Mary Poppins in the Disney movie.
Cole Smuland was cast as Bert, the play’s male lead, never having seen the movie.
But together with almost 40 other students, they bring this popular tale to the stage April 9 to 11 and 16 to 18.
“Working on Mary Poppins has been a real treat. It is such a magical show with a really strong story. While the classic songs and storyline that we’ve grown to love from the movie exist in the musical, there are a lot of new songs and additions to the story that will make the audience fall in love with the story all over again,” said drama teacher Chad Hendricks.
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