Friday, April 1, 2016

It's a bird, it's a's Mary Poppins!

As opening night gets closer for the cast of Mary Poppins, Director Paul Hustoles thought it was about time Mary started taking flight! Of course she's not the only one who gets to have the fun. Bert gets to do a little flying of his own. You'll have to see the show to find out!

ZFX, a flying effects company, came in to train Matthew Stairs and Erin Horst, the cast members playing Bert and Mary. MSU Theatre has used ZFX many times before in other shows that require flying. Most recently in Beauty and the Beast during the Beast's transformation.

The ZFX team, along with some MSU students, prepare Matt Stairs (BFA) for his flight.

Practicing some flips.

Is that Matt Stairs walking upside down on the Ted Paul proscenium?!

Erin Horst (MFA) gets ready to take flight.

Just a little's higher than you think.

"Oh, this isn't so bad."

"This is fun!"
ZFX also provided workshop opportunities for theatre and dance students interested in learning how to fly!

Mary Poppins opens Thursday, April 7th at 7:30pm and plays through Sunday, April 17th. Get your tickets now because all 10 shows are nearly sold out. You can call the box office from 4-6pm Monday through Friday at 507-389-6661. Or visit us online at We hope to see you there!

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