St Matthew’s Primary School students are busy rehearsing their lines and honing their choreography for the school’s musical production of Mary Poppins. The biennial production, spearheaded by music specialist Fiona Hastie, will see the students tap into their musical skills for the community showcase at the Narrogin Town Hall on November 18. “This is the 13th show I’ve put together for St Matthew’s and this year we are bringing to life the magic of Mary Poppins,” Ms Hastie said. “The lead characters are selected through an audition process from the Year 5 and 6 students, and every class from kindy through to Year 6 is involved in the show, featuring in at least two songs. “The musical culminates with the entire school on the stage for the finale, which is just supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” Ms Hastie said each of the year groups played a special part in bringing the musical to life. “We have kindy and pre-primary students dressed as the cutest little honeybees, featuring in Spoonful of Sugar,” she said. “Our Year 1s are featuring in Let’s Go Fly a Kite and we have our Year 4s as chimney sweeps. “The most exquisite performance is by Samantha Filipe starring as Mary Poppins with a vocal performance that will leave the audience astounded at how such a phenomenal voice can be produced by such a young student. “Every time I produce one of these shows, there is always someone who emerges to blow me away with their talent, and this year is no exception.” Ms Hastie said the musical was a whole school effort. “The props, costumes, backdrops, and choreography are designed and created by the students and our families,” she said. “The production process starts in term one with students learning songs, auditioning for roles, and continues throughout the year leading up to a production which we hope will be remembered fondly by each student for a lifetime. “I’ve been a musical specialist for over 30 years, and I feel so lucky to be able to work with children, sharing my love for the arts.” There will be two community sessions held at the Narrogin Town Hall, one at 11.30am and another at 6pm on November 18. To book free tickets, visit bit.ly/3D2M5Ty.