By Allison Flores
The Cuero Record
“In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.” This quote from Mary Poppins herself describes the hard work coming from youngsters rehearsing for the Boys & Girls Club of DeWitt County’s production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins Jr.
About a month out from opening night, cast members are working to perfect their British accents and dance moves choreographed by Cuero’s own Avis Ann Blain. Huntin Rickman, 4th grader, Blain’s grandson and performance veteran, is excited to portray Michael in this year’s production.
While he mentioned he enjoys being on stage and having the crowd’s attention, the spotlight doesn’t come easy.
“It’s hard to learn all the lines,” he said, “but, it’s easy to remember all the songs.” He also mentioned he has plenty of help from his co-stars, and of course, enjoys working with his grandmother.
“I have so many great people to help me learn the part [like] Tyesha, Lauren, and Hayden,” said Rickman.
Tyesha Harrell, Cuero High School Junior and returning performer, will portray Mary Poppins this year, after being casted as Rafiki in last year’s The Lion King Jr.
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