For Kate Boice, it doesn’t get any better than this.
“It has been a dream to play Jane Banks in this show,” said Boice, who recently completed eighth grade at Noblesville West Middle School. “I absolutely love playing Jane Banks. She is curious, protective, smart and engaging.”
Boice is appearing in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s production of “Mary Poppins,” which runs through July 10. The performances began May 19.
“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience I’ll cherish forever,” Boice said.
Boice said her favorite songs are “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “Perfect Nanny” because she gets to sing and dance.
“They are fun and entertaining songs,” Boice said.
Boice haș performed in 17 productions, but this one is special.
“I’ve grown up with the music and the show, so it holds a special place in my heart,” she said. “I always wanted to be in this show because I grew up watching the movie and loving it.”
Boice said her main challenge is maintaining a dialect throughout the show. She said each show challenges her to grow her skills.
“I really enjoy the whole experience, from rehearsals to bringing the characters to life and connecting with other characters and seeing the audience’s experience of it,” Boice said.
Boice’s first appearance on the Beef & Boards stage was in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” in 2017. She said it was special because she shared the stage with her older sister, Ali.
Besides theater, Boice has participated in show choir, been a member of her school’s speech team and is a certified scuba instructor. She also is a volunteer youth interpreter at Conner Prairie.
As Beef & Boards 2022 Family Show, tickets for ages 3-15 are discounted $10. For more, visit beefandboards.com.