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NFCC Presents Disney’s Mary Poppins JR starting tonight! Jan. 25 and Jan. 26

Local cast and crew bring popular musical to Van H. Priest Auditorium stage

Danielle Leslein and the NFCC Community Theatre cast and crew work on choreography for the upcoming production of Mary Poppins JR.
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MADISON, FL – Your favorite practically perfect nanny takes center stage in the North Florida Community College Sentinel Upstage Players’ upcoming production of Mary Poppins JR, a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventure based on the award-winning Broadway musical and classic Walt Disney film. Nearly 60 local stars have been practicing and perfecting their roles to make this Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s musical another hit for the NFCC Community Theatre (Sentinel Upstage Players). The musical comes to life on NFCC’s Van H. Priest Auditorium stage Friday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. and again on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 reserved seating and $5 for children ages 12 and under. Call 850-973-1653 or purchase online at 

Set in England in 1910, 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 troubled Banks family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures and even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.” It is a great adventure for all to enjoy.

Much dedication and many hours have gone into rehearsals, choreography, stage design, costumes and bringing a quality college and community production to the stage. Under the direction of NFCC’s Denise Bell, many others have contributed their leadership and talents including music direction by Jay Hicks, Choreography by Danielle Leslein and an outstanding backstage crew.

Don’t miss this amazing community production at NFCC Jan. 25-26. Tickets are available by calling (850) 973-1653 or online at Visit for more information.
Local Stars Featured in the Cast of Mary Poppins JR are:
Lance Thigpen Madison County
George Banks 
Caden Newman          Madison County
Winifred Banks
Rachel Bunting            Leon County
Jane Banks
Avery Buchanan          Lafayette County
Michael Banks
Michael Roberts          Madison County
Mrs. Brill
Caibre Johnson           Madison County
Robertson Ay
Jase Plummer              Madison County
Mary Poppins
Madison Hallmark       Lafayette County
Katie Nana/ Miss Symthe
Olivia Brookins            Jefferson County
Jadyn Plummer           Madison County
Bird Woman
Kathleen Shaw            Madison County
Zabdiel Reyes              Madison County
Von Hussler
Hank Thompson          Madison County
John Northbrook
Logan Spindell Madison County
Mrs. Corry
Kayla Reeves               Madison County
Miss Andrew
Chrystal Furst              Suwannee County
Garrett Lundell            Madison County
Clint Roberts               Madison County
Sydney Curtis              Madison County
Amber McLeod           Madison County
Kate Poirrier                Madison County
Carolyn Shaw              Madison County
Park Strollers
Emmalin Ensminger    Madison County
Blake Hasty                 Madison County
Jessica Hasty               Madison County
Hannah McCray          Lafayette County
Georgiana Roberts      Madison County
Teagan Dunn               Madison County
Stephanie Hasty          Madison County
Anna Roberts              Madison County
Katelyn Skeen             Suwannee County
Jenner Wallace           Madison County
Vagrants & Buskers
Sabrina Bennett          Suwannee County
Kynzie Hall                  Suwannee County
Julia Piure                    Madison County
Elise Roberts               Madison County
Ashton Terry               Madison County
Kite Flyers
Braelyn Blesy              Madison County
Alexa Coe                    Madison County
Sadie Curtis                 Madison County
Chimney Sweeps
Libbie Akers                Lowndes County
Camryn Bass               Madison County
Megan Bass                 Madison County
Kiley Malone               Madison County
Leah Mask                   Madison County
Abigail Musgrove        Suwannee County
Layla Peavey               Madison County
Pepper Peavey            Madison County
Gracelynn Phillips       Madison County
Lauri Thigpen              Madison County
Brentley Blesy             Madison County
Mollie Coody               Lowndes County
Nicolas Gonzalez         Madison County
Valentina Gonzalez     Madison County
Jules Nagel                  Madison County
Laurel Nagel                Madison County
Caroline Roberts         Madison County
Lilyan Wheeler            Madison County
Sarinah Anthony         Taylor County
Savannah Brady          Suwannee County
Savannah Curtis          Madison County
Mason Gaston             Madison County
Alejandro Gomez        Suwannee County
Rebecca Grosskopf     Madison County
Jay Hicks                      Madison County
Emma Grace Newman      Madison County
Danielle Leslein           Madison County
Michelle Wheeler       Madison County
Allie Wilkerson            Madison County
Margaret Wilkerson    Madison County
Original Music and lyrics by Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman. Book by Julian Fellowes. New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh. A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film. Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.