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Marcus on stage with Mary Poppins

2014-08-18T20:00:45-05:00Categories: Grown Ups & Downs|Tags: , , |

“Raise the curtain things you thought impossible*”

Marcus sang onstage alongside the Broadway Across America cast of Mary Poppins in Omaha’s Orpheum Theatre like he owned the show. On the three year anniversary of his stage debut, I’ll share the story. Part One – How did he get there?

 Puttin’ on the Ritz

Our Living History

2018-12-08T09:58:09-06:00Categories: Grown Ups & Downs|Tags: , , , |

us10 years ago, I was the customer service and marketing manager in the family print shop and Quinn and I celebrated our 10-year wedding anniversary with a delightful party at the Joslyn Art Museum and I wore a fabulous dress. I celebrated a breakthrough in my health and was in the few “perfect weight” years of my life. (Well, to be honest, I had one singular year of perfectly healthy weight. Ah well…but this post isn’t about my

KETV and Marcus For the Win!

2015-12-11T22:53:29-06:00Categories: Black Day, Grown Ups & Downs, In the News|Tags: , , , , , |

Four years ago Marcus played a walk-on role with the touring cast of Broadway Across America’s Mary Poppins Cast. His first words the next morning, as we looked together at the article on the front page of The Omaha World Herald: “I won!”

Then a few years later, and a few years ago, Marcus bravely faced another situation new to him, he auditioned for a placement as a model for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s big Be Beautiful, Be Yourself event. The audition night was an incredible experience, feel free to

What is the Broadway List? (& Writing Black Day)

2015-07-03T14:05:16-05:00Categories: Black Day, Grown Ups & Downs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A few years ago Bob Fischbach from the Omaha World Herald asked me, “When did Marcus become interested in Broadway?” It was a tricky question to answer, because it feels like Marcus and Broadway have been synonymous for, well…always. Certainly he’s always loved and been a performer. He is attracted to a microphone like a magnet and if there is a free stage, he finds his way on it.

But we nailed it down to the first show he saw in NYC, The Lion King. There was plenty of theatre before that, but this was - BROADWAY.

Down Syndrome and Anything Can Happen (if you let it)

2015-06-10T16:37:10-05:00Categories: Grown Ups & Downs, In the News|Tags: , , , , , |

So, there we were, day of the show and being followed by reporters and photographers. Marcus was learning his stage places from Geoffry, I watched…


And also a little jealous.

What Marcus was doing and going to do was pretty darn cool. And scary. And cool.MP Stuff

That was three Years ago today. Marcus went on stage as “Kite Boy” and performed WITH the Broadway Across America cast of Disney’s Mary Poppins.  Not just a rehearsal. Not a pretend. Not a Meet-and-greet. He walked on stage, acted and sang with these stars of


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