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Gainesville Theatre Alliance to present classic musical 'Mary Poppins'
The classic story of “Mary Poppins” is being produced by the Gainesville Theatre Alliance in early November. In the story, the nanny Mary Poppins helps reconnect the Banks family children Jane and Michael (played by University of North Georgia’s Lauren Whitaker, left, and community member James Bennett) with their overworked father (played by GTA alumus James Taylor Odom).
More than 50 years ago Mary Poppins made her grand entrance, flying into the hearts of many moviegoers. Now the beloved nanny will return with her signature umbrella, bottomless carpet bag and magic for Gainesville Theatre Alliance’s presentation of the musical on Nov. 3-21 in Hosch Theatre at Brenau University. When Mary Poppins descended from the clouds, aided by a strong gust of wind, the Banks’ story transcended from one of dysfunction and chaos to family.