Arizona Broadway Theatre is launching an all-new storytime series that will appear at 10 a.m. Saturdays on its Facebook page. Episode 1 will air Saturday, April 18.
“Storytime Saturdays with ABT’s Mary Poppins” is a 30-minute storytime led by theater alum Renee Koher, who played Mary Poppins in ABT’s 2018 production of “Disney’s Mary Poppins.”
“Of all the characters I’ve ever played, Mary Poppins holds a dear place in my heart,” Koher said in a statement. “Mary is a character who emulates care, concern, but most of all love. I’m excited to bring a little piece of her to the kids each Saturday morning!”
Follow Arizona Broadway Theatre on Facebook for each week’s storytime, which will include the reading of two children’s books, learning opportunities and a simple craft project. Renee will be joined weekly by other “special guests.” Viewers can leave comments or questions for Renee in the post’s comment section.
“Who better than Mary Poppins to bring a little joy (and good manners) to kids who are stuck at home during this time?” said Brad York, director of marketing and development. “Renee is such a pro and we’re so happy to be able to provide something educational and fun to our family community.”