Anything can happen

Miranda Wiens, who lives in East St. Paul, shows her enthusiasm for being involved with the North Kildonan Community PlayerÕs production of Mary Poppins. Wiens plays the role of Jane Banks. (Brook Jones/Selkirk Journal/Postmedia Network)

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Miranda Wiens is no stranger to the bright lights on the big stage.

The 15-year-old recently played the role of Jane Banks during the production of Mary Poppins.

“What I learned from Mary Poppins is that anything can happen, if you let it” Wiens said.

The North Kildonan Community Players presented the production of Disney and Cameron MacKintoshs’ Mary Poppins to five sold out shows at the University of Saint Boniface from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2.

According to North Kildonan Community Players director Laurie Fisher, the audience only sees 10% of what happens with a production such as Mary Poppins as he explained so much happens behind the scenes.

“You have a whole family and that is what community theatre is all about,” Fisher said. “It’s really a family affair with North Kildonan players.

After opening night, Wiens told The Selkirk Journal that she becomes a different person on stage.

“As a performer, I always feel like the shows go super quick,” Wiens added. “When you get on stage just be natural. You don’t have to try to hard. You just have to be yourself and once you’re yourself, the audience will be like holy cow this person is amazing.”