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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Meet Mary Poppins!

   Mary Poppins: the Musical takes the stage this weekend at Huntington's Ritter Park Amphitheatre, and you can read a great profile of the show's star right here in today's Herald-Dispatch. 

   Here's an excerpt from the story by my pal Dave Lavender:

   Come Friday, the temperature will soar to 90 degrees and Tamara Meadows will be frolicking in the park in her somewhat odd attire - a long, velvet coat and scarf.
   Meadows is super excited to whisk audiences away to the magical world of one of Disney's most beloved characters "Mary Poppins" as HART in the Park kicks off its first of three weekends of the musical at Ritter Park Amphitheater.
   Directed by the husband and wife team of Mary and Tommy Smirl, "Mary Poppins," goes up at 8:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, June 12-14, as well as the next two weekends - June 19-21 and June 26-28 at the park.
   Tickets are $15 general admission, $20 for reserved, $10 for children and group rates are available by calling the Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District at 304-696-5954 or by stopping off at the Park District office at Heritage Station in downtown Huntington, or by the Ritter Park Tennis Center.
   Folks will want to get there early as gates open at 7 p.m. A children's pre-show "Wonderland" written and directed by Levi Kelley begins at 7:30 p.m., there's an adult or community pre-show at 8 p.m., and the main show begins at 8:30 p.m.
   Meadows, a stay-at-home mom who starred in many Huntington Outdoor Theater productions back in the day with such fellow "Poppins" actors as Chris Sizemore (a professional actor now in Washington D.C. and in for the show) and Debbie Wolfe, said she's excited for Tri-State theater fans to come out and share in the show with the cast, which has been in rehearsal since March.

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