Mary Poppins opening weekend dazzles crowd


By Nicholas Davis - Guest columnist



The final performances of ‘Mary Poppins’ will be held this weekend. Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


This past weekend, Sampson Community Theatre opened it’s doors for four performances of Mary Poppins.

Mary Poppins is a very magical show with lots of high energy, this type of production really showcases the talent that is present at Sampson Community Theatre. I attended the Sunday Matinee performance, I was thoroughly impressed with the level of energy and how the final show was executed with only a little over two months to prepare. Our wonderful actors and actresses at Sampson Community Theatre really showed their dedication to the Theatre and the production itself; we are all really proud.

The musical numbers all throughout Mary Poppins really showcased individuality and talents. I was pleasantly surprised to see Carlin Odom (who played Bert) take an unusual entrance to the stage during the opening number and starting the show off strong. Angela Martin amazed the crowd with her voice as she took on the role of Mrs. Banks and made us fall in love with Mrs. Banks and her husband counterpart played by Jonathan Daniels.

Schuyler Floyd showed us the magic that is Mary Poppins by playing Mary herself, and lastly we can’t forget the performances of Jane and Michael Banks played by Jewell Carr and James Darden and the rest of the amazing cast who made the show a terrific production. “Step in Time” is one of the musical numbers present during Act II. Xanayra Marin-Lopez and Adrian Donatelli were able to showcase their skills gained in the Clinton High School Marching Band Colorguard. Mary Poppins is the first must see of the 2017 season, so catch it before Mary Poppins flies away!

This production is under the direction of Dr. Linda Carr and is sponsored by the Sampson County Arts Council. Catch the last four performances on Feb. 17, 18, and 19. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and finally Sunday at 3 p.m.

We are also pleased to bring you our entire 2017 season line up! Our season includes:

Mary Poppins

Les Miserables (School Edition)

Fiddler on the Roof

Seussical the Musical

The Odd Couple (Female Version)

Elf Jr.

The final performances of ‘Mary Poppins’ will be held this weekend. Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_F-MP-2-4-17-148.jpgThe final performances of ‘Mary Poppins’ will be held this weekend. Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

By Nicholas Davis

Guest columnist

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