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‘A spoonful of sugar’ makes the middle schoolers renowned
January 31, 2019 at 8:45 a.m.
Mary Poppins, played by Gwen Dominguez, reunites with the Banks children while making a grand entrance by flight with their yellow kite during “Let’s Go Fly a Kite.” The Port Chester Middle School Drama Club students rehearse for their upcoming production of “Mary Poppins” on Tuesday, Jan. 29.
With a bag full of bird seed, the old Bird Woman (played by Elia Mateus) reveals her kind-hearted nature during “Feed the Birds,” giving the Banks children a lesson on judging people based on their appearances.
The leads visit the Talking Shop where the owner Mrs. Corry (left), played by Khabyrah Alston, shares memories of the children’s father. The wise old woman tends the store with her children Fannie (left) and Annie, played by Jessica Sachs and Morgan Saunders.
The “Mary Poppins” cast does a synchronized dance routine while singing to the iconic song “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”
After a bad day at work, George Banks (played by Sophia Kamensky) is in no mood to play around, especially when it means getting into a tug-o-war match with his son Michael (played by John Borzoni) over his briefcase.
After Michael and Jane Banks, played by John Borzoni and Katherine Callaway, treat their toys poorly, the dolls come to life to teach them a lesson during “Playing the Game.”
Bert the Chimney Sweep, played by Sophia Ortiz-Heaney, sits on a roof and enjoys the views of London while singing about the charm of his life during “Chim Chim Cher-ee” under the moonlight.
Michael and Jane Banks (played by John Borzoni and Katherine Callaway) realize their mean new nanny Miss Andrew (played by Caelyn Matturro) is much harsher than Mary Poppins while she sings “Brimstone and Treacle.”
Mrs. Corry, played by Khabyrah Alston, sings in front of a few barrels of laughs about various ancient people who would surely have incorporated supercalifragilisticexpialidocious into their language.
Mrs. Brill, played by Caroline Policarpo, organizes the Banks family heirlooms in their living room.
Behaving dreadfully because Mary Poppins (played by Gwen Dominguez) is taking the night off, Michael and Jane Banks (played by John Borzoni and Katherine Callaway) nearly tear apart their doll Valentine.
Props in hand, the “Mary Poppins” cast comes together to sing “Let’s Go Fly a Kite.”
Feeling lost in life, George Banks (played by Sophia Kamensky) sits on a park bench and reveals the extent of his sorrows during “Good for Nothing.”
Winifred Banks, played by Melissa Soler, realizes she wants to fight to reconnect with her husband during “Being Mrs. Banks reprise.”