MARY POPPINS

May 8, 2014 - July 27, 2014
One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a hit musical! Mary Poppins is the story of a mysterious nanny who magically appears at the Banks household in Edwardian London to care for Jane and Michael Banks. Adventure abounds as she then whisks them away to meet chimney sweeps, shopkeepers and more.   It features an irresistible story, breathtaking dance numbers and beloved songs such as "Chim Chim Cher-ee," "A Spoonful of Sugar" and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious".  The New York Post calls it "a perfect piece of musical theater. It received 7 Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, winning for Best Scenic Design.  Believe in the magic of Mary Poppins and discover a world where anything can happen if you let it!

                                  

The multi-talented cast features: Lauren Blackman as Mary Poppins, Leo Ash Evans as Bert, Joe Dellger as Mr. Banks, Leisa Mathers as Mrs. Banks, Karen Murphy as Mrs. Brill, Peter Cormican as Admiral Bloom, Jan Neuberger as Miss Andrews, Mark BlowersSara BrophyLaura CableMark Donaldson, Maria Logan, Evan Mayer, Maggie McGrath, Kristyn Pope, Matthew Ranaudo, Roger Preston Smith, Matias Stegmann, Karen Webb and Eric Whitehead. Jane Shearin, Brandon Singel, Gabriel Reis and Michelle Moughan will alternate performances as Jane & Michael Banks. READ ABOUT THE ACTORS ON OUR WBT BLOG!

The production is Directed and Choreographed by WBT favorite, Richard Stafford, who has been at the helm for many WBT productions including Guys & Dolls, Fiddler On The Roof, Can-Can, George M!, Hairspray, Beauty & the Beast, Gypsy, and Singin' in the Rain. Associate Director and Choreographer is Jonathan Stahl. The Musical Director is Leo Carusone, Set Design is by Steven Loftus, Lighting Design is by Andrew Gmoser, Sound Design is by Jonathan Hatton and Mark Zuckerman, Costume Design is by Derek Lockwood, Wig design by Gerard Kelly and the Production Stage Manager is Victor Lukas, Properties are by Grumpy Props, Lisa Tiso is the Associate Producer.

Lauren Blackman (Mary Poppins), returns to WBT, having performed as Vivienne Kensington in Legally Blonde, and in Kopit/ Yeston's acclaimed productions of Phantom and NINE. Credits include: Hello, Dolly! 50th Anniversary Tour (Irene Molloy)Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins) Maine State Music Theatre, ME. The World Goes 'Round, Florida Studio Theatre The Gompertz Theatre Sarasota, FL Singin' in the Rain (Kathy SeldenMaltz Jupiter Theatre Jupiter, FL Fulton Opera House Lancaster, PA. Sunset Boulevard (Betty Schaefer) Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick, ME. Camelot Music Circus at Wells Fargo Pavilion in Sacramento, CA. Next Thing You Know The Theatre Company at CAP21 New York, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Peccadillo Theatre Company The Theater at St. Clements New York. The Chocolate Soldier concert staging, Musicals Tonight! New York.

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