A genuinely homegrown production, RAPA Family Theatre's "Mary Poppins" stars more than 40 Rochester-based professional performers, including Kaitlyn Baldwin as Mary Poppins, Brynn Tyszka as Winifred Banks, and Jeff Andrews as Bert. The show is directed by Eric Vaughn Johnson, and continues through this weekend. Flying, magical nannies, while uncommon in everyday life, have been known to produce obedience and joy in fictional children. Whether "Mary Poppins" has a similar effect on the real kids in the audience is anyone's guess.
RAPA Family Theatre's "Mary Poppins" continues Saturday, March 28, and Sunday, March 29, at the Kodak Center for Performing Arts, 200 West Ridge Road. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday; 2 p.m. on Sunday. $25-$45 (but only tuppence a bag, of course). kodakcenter.org/shows; rapatheatre.org.