Friday, June 19, 2015

Family Tradition With The Music of Mary Poppins under the Stars at Saddleback College, Free

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Rancho DantaMargarita, CA – The Department of Theatre Arts once again brings free summer of theatre to Saddleback College. 

After a successful debut of Godspell’s theatre last year, Mary Poppins in Concert opens the month long event on Friday and Saturday, July 10th and 11th. Audiences will enjoy performances of such endearing songs such as Spoonful of Sugar, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Chim Chim Cher-ee, and Let’s Go Fly a Kite. 

Admission is free.  For those who don’t wish to bring a blanket or sit on beach chairs, reserved seating is available at $20 per person (presale only). For reserved seats, call the ticket office at 949-582-4656 (Tues-FriNoon to 4:00 p.m.)

Mary Poppins in Concert will grace the outdoor stage on the upper campus quad at 7:30 p.m. Directed by Craig Tyrl with musical direction by Diane King Vann, this concert will feature the familiar characters and songs from the beloved movie musical, along with additional material from PL Travers book. The score/story is being told by actors playing the roles with an onstage orchestra center stage. Simple staging will help the audience’s imagination create the Banks home, Bert, the Chimney Sweep’s land, and everything in between. Enjoy a night out under the stars with this gem of a show -- practically perfect in every way--for the entire family.

All shows will begin festival seating at 6:00 p.m., with areas available for blankets, low-back chairs, and high back chairs. Guests are invited to bring a picnic dinner or enjoy food from several local food trucks and other vendors providing drinks and snacks. The festival grounds will also feature a small vendor’s area with fun activities for all ages, as well as information booths from Saddleback College Departments and other community groups. Vendors will change from performance to performance. Last year’s vendors included art demonstrations, magic shows, face painting, balloon animals, and dessert and coffee samples. A free drawing will also be held for some fabulous prizes for local area attractions, available to all guests. 

Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo.  Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo.  Enter the campus at the College Drive Entrance (nearest Mission Hospital) off Marguerite Parkway. After entering the campus, turn right on College Drive West and park in Lot 9 on your immediate left. A free tram will also be available near the handicapped parking area in Lot 9.
Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community.  Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers over 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals.  For more information, please visit and for Fine Arts information, please visit  

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