Mary Poppins takes flight

by Cheryl Schweizer
Staff Writer | February 13, 2020 11:29 PM

Stephanie Moore, in the title role, and Taylor Street, as her friend Bert, learn to fly onstage in preparation for the Quincy Valley Allied Arts production of “Mary Poppins.” The play opens Feb. 20.

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Mary Poppins (Stephanie Moore) takes to the air in the Quincy Valley Allied Arts production of “Mary Poppins.” The show opens Feb. 20.

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Mary Poppins (Stephanie Moore) adjusts her umbrella. The premiere Columbia Basin performance of “Mary Poppins” opens Feb. 20 in Quincy.

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Quincy Valley Allied Arts stage crew members hoist Mary Poppins (Stephanie Moore) into the air. The company’s production opens Feb. 20.

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Flying director Mark Kostuch (foreground) gives instructions to Stephanie Moore, playing Mary Poppins. The Quincy Valley Allied Arts production opens Feb. 20.

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Bert (Taylor Street. left) climbs an invisible tube into the air in the Quincy Valley Allied Arts production of “Mary Poppins,” opening Feb. 20. Flying director Mark Kostuch supervises.

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Taylor Street (upside down) practices flipping through the air. Street plays Bert in the Quincy Valley Allied Arts production of “Mary Poppins.”

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Taylor Street (upside down) practices flips for the Quincy Valley Allied Arts production of “Mary Poppins.” The production opens Feb. 20.

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Taylor Street (right) gets a lesson in flight from flying director Mark Kostuch. Street plays Bert in the Quincy Valley Arts production of “Mary Poppins,” opening Feb. 20.

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Taylor Street (right) gets a lesson in aerial acrobatics from flying director Mark Kostuch. The curtain goes up on the Quincy Valley Allied Arts production of “Mary Poppins” Feb. 20.