In his first professional performance, Logan Sejas played one of theater’s most iconic roles when he was Tiny Tim in “A Christmas Carol.”
The 10-year-old Franklin boy has followed it up with an equally impressive part.
Logan has been cast as Michael Banks in the classic musical “Mary Poppins,” now playing at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre.
He’ll get into magical shenanigans with the eccentric nanny on a nightly basis and sing beloved songs such as “A Spoonful of Sugar” and “Supercalifragilisticexpidalidocious.”
“Mary Poppins” runs through June 29 at the theater, at 9301 Michigan Road, Indianapolis. Tickets range from $38.50 to $63.50 and include a buffet meal.
For a full schedule of show times and dates, go to beefandboards.com/marypoppins.
How did this opportunity come about?
I just love “Mary Poppins,” and my mom just took me to see it on Broadway because I like to do theater. I said I wanted to do it; and then one day, Beef & Boards was doing “Mary Poppins.”
What has it been like doing “A Christmas Carol” and “Mary Poppins” back-to-back?
I’m glad it’s been like that because I’m more used to all-day rehearsals. At the old shows, we’d have rehearsal for a few hours, but the whole, we wouldn’t be doing stuff.
Once you tried out for Michael and received the role, how did you prepare?
My mom bought the soundtrack, but I kind of already knew all the songs.
I knew the rhythm, so they were familiar to me. I had been in another version before, too, called, “Scary Mary.” So I knew it.
What were rehearsals like?
They went from 9 a.m. to noon, then an hour break, then we go until 7 p.m. It’s been busy days. But it got us ready.
Why do you think other people will enjoy this show?
“Mary Poppins” is a really cool show. She does the magic tricks and dancing and singing. It’s a really nice show, and a family show.
Do you have a favorite performance you do during the play?
Pretty much all of it is good. I really like “Step In Time” a lot. I like watching the dancers do crazy things. They’re really good dancers.
Why is theater something that you enjoy?
What my mom says is that, “It’s a gift that should be shared.”