Mary Poppins Jr.

8, 9, 10
15, 16, 17


Friday & Saturday
7:00 PM

2:00 pm

All of London is shouting from the rooftops about Mary Poppins Jr coming to the Alban Arts Center!  Based on one of the most popular Disney movies of all time and the Broadway musical that played for over 2,500 performances and received multiple Olivier and Tony Awards nominations, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect Broadway Junior musical!  Young Jane and Michael Banks have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures and with her unique combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again., 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 a nanny who advises that
“Anything can happen if you let it.”








Our 2023 Season


Mary Poppins Jr.
September 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17

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.

November 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19

It’s a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well . . . dead. So whodunnit? Join the iconic oddballs known as Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock, and Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor before the body count stacks up. Based on the cult classic film and the popular board game, Clue is a madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist.

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The Maker Magician

October 20th @ 7:30pm

It’s magic through the lens of the Maker Movement! Touring performer Mario the Maker Magician brings you an all-ages theater experience full of original MAGIC, handmade ROBOTS, and modern SLAPSTICK. Fast-paced, interactive, and hilarious… he’s “magic’s punk rock Peter Pan philosopher.” Mario has appeared on Sesame Street, Universal Kids, and even live on tour with David Blaine, who calls him “the best kids magician in the world!!”

Mario “the Maker Magician” Marchese is a first generation Italian-American, New York-based touring performer, author, and maker, known for his unique brand of Robot Magic. He infuses DIY electronics and robotics into his work and uses magic to inspire kids and families to make and create without limitation.

Mario has appeared on Sesame Street, NBC’s Universal Kids, HGTV, and live on tour opening for David Blaine’s 2018 North American tour. Blaine calls Mario “the best kids magician in the world!!” Mario is also the author of two step-by-step magic books: The Maker Magician’s Handbook and Robot Magic, the latter of which boasts a foreword by David Copperfield.

During the pandemic, among many other projects, Mario created the robot magic social media sensation, Automabot. This ever-endearing Arduino-driven cardboard magician went viral across the internet and even made TV appearances in the US and Japan.

It’s a family business, through and through. The “Mario the Maker Magician” brand is a collaborative effort between Mario, his wife, Katie, and their two children, Gigi and Bear (the real bosses.) They tour together, invent together, learn together, and dream together, always.


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