MARY POPPINS FLIES INTO OCEAN CITY FOR 4 PERFORMANCES AT THE HUGHES PERFORMING ARTS…

first_imgIn collaboration with The City of Ocean City and the Ocean City POPS, The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company (OCTC) presents its production of Disney’s MARY POPPINS, as part of its 10th Anniversary Season, for 4 performances August 8th,9th, and 11th at 7:30pm and august 10th at 2:00pm at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center.Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure! One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”The Ocean City production features a professional cast of musical theatre performers under the direction of Mr. Dann Dunn and Flying by FOY will recreate the Broadway flying special effects. The incredible talents of over 25 musicians from the Ocean City POPS Orchestra will shine as they accompany the show under the direction of Mr. Jonathan Kreamer.Playing the title role of Mary Poppins will be Carin Lagerberg who portrayed the role last summer at Charleston Stage Company. She is originally from Knoxville, TN and holds a BFA in musical theatre from Samford University in Alabama. Most recently she was seen in the ensemble of My Fair Lady with Prather Entertainment Group. Carin now lives in New York City and is thrilled to make her Ocean City Theatre Company debut.Tickets for Mary Poppins range from $25-$30. To purchase tickets call 609-399-6111 or visit www.oceancityvacation.com/boxofficeTo learn more about the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company and other upcoming professional and educational programming visit www.oceancitytheatrecompany.com Mary Poppins, Bert and all your favorite characters will have you singing and dancing in your seatslast_img read more

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Funding awarded for food engineering centre

first_imgSheffield Hallam University has been granted £6.9million to develop a National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering from the Higher Education Funding Council for England.Angela Coleshill, director of Employment and Skills at the Food and Drink Federation, said: “We are delighted that Sheffield Hallam University has been awarded £6.9million by HEFCE to support the development of a National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering.“The Centre has received a significant number of pledges of support by industry and will act as a hub for R&D and innovation solutions, as well as providing industry relevant competencies for Continuous Professional Development and workforce development.”Coleshill added: “The Centre’s strong focus on mechanical engineering will be vital to helping us address industry’s current skills gaps in this area by exposing both current employees and students on the industry-backed MEng Food Engineering degree to the latest technology and developments.”Top food and drink brands are also backing the university’s MEng Food Engineering degree.The full time four year course has gained the support of leading brands, including: Burton’s Biscuit Company, United Biscuits, Premier Foods, Warburtons and Coca Cola Enterprises. The degree has also received co-investment from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills through the Employer Investment Fund.Participants will gain a Master’s degree, work towards chartered engineer status and gain useful experience with leading UK food and drink companies on industrial placements.Awareness of the degree has been raised via campaign ’Take a Closer Look at Food Engineering’, targeted at 16-19 year olds, aiming to raise awareness of food engineering as a career.last_img read more

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