SVTC kids bring classic Disney character to life

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By Nick Seebruch
SVTC kids bring classic Disney character to life
Rowan Wilson, playing Bert, tries to tempt Mary Poppins, portrayed by Alyssa Petrynka (Nick Seebruch/ Seaway News).

CORNWALL, Ontario – Cornwall’s young actors with the Seaway Valley Theatre Company (SVTC) will be bringing a classic Disney character to life on stage, Mary Poppins, in their rendition of Mary Poppins Jr.

The story centres on the Banks family, who are searching for a new nanny. Little do they know that the young woman who takes on the task will change their lives forever.

“Through Mary Poppins, the Banks family finds out what family really means,” said Corey Disotell, Director of the play.

The cast of 39 ranges in age from 7 to 17-years-old.

“It is really awesome that we are continually getting new faces involved with the company,” said Disotell. “The kids feel so much pressure with school, but when they get here, they are able to let that go. They’ve become like a family here.”

The show will feature a variety of special events to bring the magic of Mary Poppins to the stage, which Disotell said was a challenge for the company at first.

“We are trying to stay true to the magic of the story,” he said. “How to portray the effects and magic that Disney portrayed was a challenge, but everyone is very happy.”

The show will run on Dec. 7 at Aultsville Theatre with show times at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and on Dec. 8 at 1:30 p.m.

Tickets are available at and at the Alzheimer Society Cornwall, located at Times Square on Second St. W.

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