What makes a happy home? One London family finds the answer with the help of a magical nanny in the musical “Mary Poppins,” coming to the Ashland High School stage Jan. 18-20.
Based on a series of books by P.L. Travers published between 1934 and 1988, many of us are familiar with the 1964 movie starring Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins and Dick Van Dyke as her friend, Bert. While the stage adaptation features many of the Richard and Robert Sherman songs from the Disney movie, it offers a richer — and sometimes darker — look at the world of George (Rhett Hopper) and Winifred Banks (Elaina Majetich) and their high-spirited children, Jane (Madalyn Brilla) and Michael (Tegan McFarlane).