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Mary Poppins (musical)

Broadway's Ashley Brown gives concert at Orlando Rep

Broadway's Ashley Brown gives concert at Orlando Rep

WHAT: The Orlando Repertory Theatre opens its 2015-16 season with a one-night concert by Broadway star Ashley Brown. The Florida actress has headlined two of Disney's biggest stage successes: She originated the title role in the Broadway production of "Mary Poppins" and also starred as Belle in "Beauty and the Beast."

Brown was in Orlando this week to work with the Rep's Youth Academy students as they prepare to open their production of "Mary Poppins" in July. She hails from Gulf Breeze, near Pensacola, and has sung with orchestras around the country. Brown also has performed concerts at New York's Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center...