Maine actor pops the question during ‘Mary Poppins’

    Two actors from cast of Mary Poppins at Midcoast Music Theater (Michael Blakemore & Brittany Wallingford) got engaged during dress rehearsal and they weren’t acting. (Courtesy: Sheryl Palese)

    BRUNSWICK (WGME) -- One of the big musical numbers in the show Mary Poppins is “Step in Time.”

    Well, for two members of the cast at the Midcoast Youth Theater in Brunswick that “Step in Time means the future.

    In the middle of a dress rehearsal on Wednesday, Michael Blakemore, who plays Dick Van Dyke's character Bert, got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend, Brittany Wallingford, in from of a cast and crew of 115.

    He even sang her a song.

    Brittany said yes and according to show's director, there wasn't a dry eye in the theater.

    You can go see the two love birds in Mary Poppins Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday at Brunswick High School's Crooker Theater.

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