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“Mary Poppins” cast pops with local favorites

RESERVE — River Parish Community Theatre is poised to once again have audiences delighted with high-quality stage performances.

This summer, Disney’s “Mary Poppins” will take family and friends to Cherry Tree Lane for a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious time.

In announcing the cast for “Mary Poppins,” River Parish Community Theatre Director Darryl P. Clement said, “We have worked very hard to provide the shows our community wants and expects from community theater. I believe our hard work has attracted the attention of not only the patrons but also performers. It has made the job of casting very difficult when there is so much talent. The good news is the audiences benefit from outstanding casts and shows. With this talented group and the usual hard work of the crew, we are confident ‘Mary Poppins’ will be another fantastic show.”

The cast for River Parish Community Theatre’s production of Disney’s “Mary Poppins” includes Chrissy Cifuentes playing Mary Poppins, Jaret Treas as Bert and Sean Roussel as George Banks.

“Several exciting things happened as a result of last summer,” Clement said.

“We became the first theater in the area to completely sell out every show and we did that before the first show opened the curtain. As a result, we not only added another performance this year, we will be the first to offer a matinee and an evening performance on the same day — Saturday, July 13. We are so grateful for the overwhelming support from the community.”

Other actors include Tammi Marshall (Winifred Banks), Hartley Faucheux (Jane Banks), Kade Olivier (Michael Banks), Scarlett Pourciau (Katie Nanna), Drake Boudwin (policeman), Ann Leblanc (Miss Lark), Marissa Laurent (Mrs. Brill), Luke Boucvalt (Robertson), Luis Cifuentes (Park keeper), Ali Vicknair (Neleus), Aaron Ford (bank chairman), Cobi Smith (Miss Smythe), Kaleb Waguespack (Von Hussler), Tyler Palermo (Northbrook), Cary Berthelot (bird woman), Marcy Krueger (Mrs. Corry), Madeline Core (Fannie), Gabrielle Treas (Annie), Mallory Commander (Dannie), Jackson Scott (Valentine) and Trista Brazan (Miss Andrew).

Show dates are July 12, 13 (2 shows), 14, 17, 18, 19 and 20, including two matinees, at St. Peter School in Reserve.

For more information, visit riverparishtheatre.org and follow RPCT on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

The ensemble includes Zack Vicknair, Marcy Krueger, Stella Pourciau, Candace Hoover, Jace Hoover, Brandon Boudwin, Coran Johnson, Trinity Hill, Emma Wale, Kacey Beadle, Brea Bailey, Ava Young, Ava Greichgauer, Carl Freeman Jr., Zoe Labit, Cleo Dupre, Ellie McCrossen, Reygan Joseph, Bethany Cantrelle, Gavin Bunch, Romell Johnson and Tristan Olivier.

The cast for River Parish Community Theatre’s production of Disney’s “Mary Poppins” includes Chrissy Cifuentes playing Mary Poppins, Jaret Treas as Bert and Sean Roussel as George Banks.