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CWU’s Mary Poppins Is “Practically Perfect in Every Way”

Experience the eternal magic of Nanny Mary Poppins in Central Washington University Central Theatre Ensemble’s Mary Poppins. Based on the series of books by P.L. Travers and the 1964 Disney film, this stage musical production will have you laughing, crying, and singing along to all your favorite songs.

When an extraordinary nanny appears on their doorstop, life for the Banks family is turned upside-down in the most “supercallifragilisticexpialidocious” way. Before you can say “spit-spot,” Mary, Bert, and crew take the wayward, yet wistful Banks children—and their parents—on a life-changing adventure.

Mary Poppins will be performed at 7:30 p.m. May 6-7 and 12-14, in the McConnell Auditorium. There will be two matinee performances at 2:00 p.m. on May 8 and May 15. Reserved seating tickets are $15/20 general admission (ages 18-64); $12/15 seniors (65 and older); $12/15 for non-CWU students; and $8 for CWU students with ID. Advance ticket purchases are recommended.

In addition, the Dakota Café is offering dinner packages for this show on Fridays and Saturdays. Dinner packages must be purchased by Monday the week of the event.

Families will enjoy the opportunity to meet the cast, and take a selfie, at a special scholarship fundraiser, the Mary Poppins Ice Cream and Tea Social ( The event will take place in the CWU Sue Lombard Room immediately following the Mother’s Day matinee performance, May 8. Ice cream has been generously donated by Winegar’s. This event is pre-ticketed with a $5 scholarship donation and $2 ticket fee.

A special alumni relations event will follow the May 15 matinee in the Sue Lombard room.

Tickets for all the Mary Poppins events can be purchased online at Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Wildcat Shop Customer Service in the Student Union and Recreation Building, or by phone at 509-963-1429.

Families of all ages can enjoy this production together. Younger children should be able to sit next to their parent quietly for at least one hour.

Parking at CWU lots is free after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, except in specially marked spaces and in residential hall lots.

Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,
May 2, 2016

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