Makeup student applies Mary Poppins makeup

Mary Poppins The Musical

Our hair and makeup students have had a practically perfect (but a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious-ly busy time!) working behind-the-scenes on the Mary Poppins The Musical production at Auckland’s Civic Theatre these past few weeks.

Via @MaryPoppinsAuckland Instagram

The internationally showcased award-winning Broadway production was due to show earlier in the year, so we are thrilled that Servilles Academy were still able to partake in this spectacular opportunity. There are still tickets left for this weekend and you can get your hands on them here.

Led by our Makeup Artistry tutor, Jordan, our students had a jolly wonderful time getting some amazing work experience for their programme:

“Doing the dress rehearsals have given such a massive insight into what goes into producing a production as big as Mary Poppins. The environment is super fast paced and extremely friendly, everyone is so welcoming! The overall feel of the show is amazing and being able to work alongside and learn from so many people is such an amazing opportunity.” – Aimee Joy Strawbridge

“Going into a professional production as a student with no theatre work experience, I was quite nervous about what to expect, however every person I’ve met working on the show has been so kind, generous and friendly to me and all of us from Servilles. Sunday being the first dress rehearsal was hectic but also the most exciting. Every day since then I’ve felt more confident and have loved every second of it.” – Breanna Magee

“I’m very grateful for this amazing opportunity and it’s such a pleasure to be a part of the huge show / production Mary Poppins.” – Harleen Rahuf

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Comments from the critics (via Auckland Live)

“flawless choreography heightened by the dazzling costumes” – NZ Herald 

“Amici’s production of Mary Poppins is a charming and enchanting wonderland show that will appeal to everyone – young and old”.  – Theatrescenes

“The cast belted out classics like Supercalifragilous and Jolly Holiday with pomp and colour.” – Stuff