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November 15, 2021 

Acton Middle School theater students presented the musical Mary Poppins JR on November 12-14, 2021. 

According to Music Theatre International, the jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it." 

Ruth Power led the cast in the title role, while Brylea Hyde played Bert.  Jane and Michael were portrayed by Raegan Fisher and Kai Cook respectively, while Brandon Young and Baylor Oliver played George and Winifred Banks. 

Also in the AMS cast were Grace Blevins, Jori Collins, Grace Fisher, Tobin Gatlin, Micah Griffith, Aaron Hass, Jayla Hayes, Rachael Jones, Elyse Lemens, Reagan Lloyd, Graham Ramos, Ellie Weeks, and Reagan Welch. 

Ensemble members were Isabella Babb, Braxton Bailey, Monica Barto, Lelan Brown, Carlee Burnfield, Carmen Citzler, Kynadee Cogburn, Paislee Cogburn, Brooke Crump, Madison Drehmann, Kaylynne Good, Jolie Hayes, Jovi Lee, Maddy McMullen, Jesse Melancon, Bren Molinari, Zoe Moore, Maddie Neal, Chloe Reagan, London Reed, Joley Richardson, Emily Sain, Ryder Stover, Ada Taylor, Evie Taylor, Molly Thompson, Cheyenne Webb, and Daija Wedige. 

Laney Mathews was the stage manger. Other crew members were:  Hudson Blevins and Kate Moore, lights; Aidan Windham and Paxton Dickey, sound; Nina Sailer and Masyn Noe, props; Jina Kim, Gunner Phillips, Grace Argueta, and Scarlett Farner, set/stage crew; Maddie Neal and Mailey Oliver, costumes; Anna Whidden, Riley Sams, and Larin Oliver, hair/makeup. 

The AMS director is Caitlan Leblo.