For their 2016-17 co-production, the Department of Drama and Syracuse Stage presented the classic musical Mary Poppins. Based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the 1964 Disney film, Mary Poppins tells the story of the Banks family, well-to-do Londoners, and their eccentric, magical nanny. As George, the father, faces pressure at work, his children Jane and Michael torment every nanny sent their way until Mary comes along. With her assistance, it’s not just the children who learn important lessons – the parents do, too. The cast of Mary Poppins included drama students and faculty. Participation in the annual co-production allows students to gain professional experience.