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Proud of East Texas: Mary Poppins

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By Joan Hallmark

The musical "Mary Poppins", described as "a roof-raising, toe tapping, high-flying extravaganza", is now on stage in the Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas. Tyler's Gail Bennett, who plays a number of roles in the production, as well as the role of Mary Poppins during part of the State Fair run, says the "musical is magical."

Bennett, who grew up in Wisconsin before her family moved to Tyler, knew from childhood she wanted to work in musicals. After community theatre and college productions, Bennett got her chance to star in a number of musicals, including the spectacuar "Mary Poppins."

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