March, 2020 Edition

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‘Mary Poppins’ cast ‘steps in time’ to Heceta Lightkeeper’s House

This April, CROW’s production of “Mary Poppins” will take the stage at the Florence Events Center in April with a stellar cast of outstanding young Florence-area actors.
The cast will feature Alizabeth Norton (Mary Poppins), Cort Waggoner (Bert), Owen Harklerode (George Banks), and Haylee Cole (Winifred Banks), with Harper Young in the role of “Jane Banks” and Andersen Haines portraying “Michael Banks.”
The leading cast members visited the Heceta Head Lighthouse and Historic Lightkeeper’s House to take this year’s publicity photos, choosing one of the Oregon coast’s most iconic sites. The photos capture the Edwardian feel of the “Mary Poppins” play, which is set in the first decade of 1900.
The cast also includes: Roxi Clement, Landon Peck, Kayley Potter, Alex Fuller, Cameron Kentta, William Owens, Eryn Morgan, Joey Haines, Chase Huber, Halle Anderson, Jonathan Olson, Hailey Hilsdorf, Zhade Beers and Milo Holbrook.
Visit for a full list of cast members as chimney sweeps, bank clerks, talking shop customers, jolly holiday park goers and kite flyers.
The creative team for this ambitious musical includes director and choreographer Melanie Heard; assistant director Genevieve Shahan; musical director Maree Beers; and producers Paula Burnette and Dave Hansen.
Polly Coleman, CROW’s costume mistress, has already begun fitting characters in period costuming while set the construction team of Chris Heard and Chris Owens are planning for a visual spectacle upon the stage.
Many additional volunteers are already hard at work behind the scenes in order to provide an outstanding ninth youth mainstage production for CROW.
The musical will be performed April 17-26 at the Florence Events Center. Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Adult tickets to “Mary Poppins” are $20 each, and tickets for youth under age 12 are $10 each. Active and Retired Military (with ID) and Seniors may purchase tickets at the box office window for $19.
All proceeds from this production support ongoing youth arts education.
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