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'Mary Poppins' lands on Children's Theatre of Elgin stage

'Mary Poppins' lands on Children's Theatre of Elgin stage

Leave it to a flying nanny to topple an ogre. "We thought 'Shrek' was going to be large. Well, we've topped that with 'Mary Poppins,'" Producer Steve Olson said. "In 'Shrek' we had to build a forest and Lord Farquaad's castle. In this case, we have to build a 2-story house for a set," Olson said. "And you've got to light it, and you got to have music behind it. It's a lot." The practically perfect "Mary Poppins" lands Sept. 11 at Elgin Community College's Blizzard Theatre when Fox Valley Theatre Company presents the Disney and Cameron Mackintosh musical. The show runs through Sept. 20, with...

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