Judge Story’s Theatrical Troupe to perform ‘Mary Poppins’ this summer

Staff Writer
Story City Herald
The cast of “Mary Poppins” includes (front row, left to right) Mary Sirna, Ella Sirna, Melissa Asklof, Chase Blagg, Nicole Galliart, Deanne Vandepol Popp, Jil Hogan, Lisa Webb, Maddie Hennager, (second row) Rob Kitchen, Victoria Johnson, Matt Valen, Noah Krull, Katie Kosovich, Meri McMullen, Jamie Quarnstrom, (back row) Lars Skaar, Joe Ferrell, Sam Barnes, Dylan McKinley and Ethan Beck. Contributed photo

Judge Story’s Theatrical Troupe concludes its 35th anniversary season with a summer musical production of “Mary Poppins.” The show has music and lyrics by the Sherman Brothers, with additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and a script by Julian Fellowes. Based on the classic Disney film from the 1960s, “Mary Poppins” is a delightful show surrounding the life of the Banks family and their inability to keep a nanny for their two unruly children.

Old and new troupe members have been working together since March to bring this musical to life. JSTT will perform “Mary Poppins” Thursday, May 31, to Sunday, June 3, and Saturday, June 9, to Sunday, June 10. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances, doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the show starting at 7 p.m. On Sunday performances, doors will open at 1 p.m., with the show starting at 1:30 p.m.

All seats are reserved and tickets can be purchased in person at ACT Insurance, located at 603 Broad St. in Story City, on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling the JSTT ticket line at 515-291-3318. Tickets are $15 per person and will also be available before performances unless sold out.

“Mary Poppins” will be presented at the Story Theater/Grand Opera House, located at 512 Broad St. in Story City. For more information or to make special arrangements to purchase tickets, email JSTT at judgestorytroupe@gmail.com. The cast and crew have been having a wonderful time putting together the show and look forward to sharing it with you this summer!