Being in Mary Poppins Was Hard Work
Being in Mary Poppins Formed Such A Great Community
As we got more into blocking the scenes, I connected with more and more people every day and enjoyed every minute of it. By the time we got to opening night, we had all become so close. It amazed me how well we all got along, but we did. We had kids as young as ten or so (we had seven kids aside from Jane and Michael Banks that played penguins), some adults that were in their 50s and 60s, and everything in between. It was so incredible to see that this show even bridged a generational gap in such an awesome way. Yet we all got along so well because we all perceived each other as equals. There wasn’t problems with people egos or anything like that. We had the best leads you could imagine, not only by how well they played their parts, but also by their professionalism and the way they treated the rest of us. Having that to anchor the rest of the cast made all the difference.
[This video is from a different parade, but it's a brief clip of us singing and dancing to "Supercal"]