Taking center stage
By Allison Flores
The Cuero Record
Months of hard work finally took center stage this past weekend with the Boys and Girls Club of DeWitt County’s production of Mary Poppins Jr. Being the organization’s fourth production, Mary Poppins Jr. came with a veteran cast and crew. Seth Foreman, 15, portrayed Scar in last year’s musical
The Lion King Jr.; this year, Foreman was cast as George Banks, a ‘precision and order’ father that opens up emotionally towards his family throughout the play. Foreman was excited for the role in the musical, looking to add experience to his vocal skills.
“My goal for this [production] was to be able to reach high notes in songs, which has been accomplished finally,” Foreman stated proudly after Sunday’s performance at Cuero’s Performing Arts Center.
The musical featured more than a dozen songs and choreographed dances by Avis Ann Blain and was under the musical direction of Heather Turk, directed by Laurie Ann Krueger. Kayla Pickett, a Cuero High School graduate, was stage manager for the third year.
“I think the confidence of the kids has grown so much,” said Pickett, “Which was a really big goal of mine –to get them more confident on stage and to let loose and to make sure they were having fun.”
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In the first photo, Tyesha Harrell, 16, center, portrayed Mary Poppins in the Boys and Girls Club of DeWitt County’s musi- cal production of Mary Poppins Jr. She is being carried by Hayden Carter, 13, who played Bert. Photo by Allison Flores/The Cuero Record.