Students from all across the county and state will be telling the story of a whimsical nanny in the Center Grove Fine Arts Academy next production.

“Mary Poppins” will be performed in April and May.

Mark Landis, music director, and Abbey Ziemba, director, tell you what you need to know about the production.

1 When and where is the show?

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April 27 to 29 and May 4 to 6 (Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.) All performances are being held at T.C. Howe High School, 4900 Julian Ave, Indianapolis.

2 How many people are involved?

We have 156 students in the cast of “Mary Poppins” and have double cast each of the main roles.

3 How do people get tickets?

People can get tickets online at or at the door. Buying seats online ahead of time will get the best seats possible. At the door tickets will be $6 and $4. Online it’s just $5 for adults and $3 for students.

4 What do you want audiences to get from the show?

A sense of nostalgia and a reminder that there is magic all around us if we’ll only stop and see it. That family and love can help us all overcome any obstacles.

5 How are students preparing for their roles?

Students are rehearsing Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each weekend from the first of January through the performances. They also are working on their own to memorize and connect with the characters they are bringing to life.