Monday, January 8, 2024 at 4:30pm
Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at 4:30pm
Callbacks: Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 4:00pm
Directed by Ron Cisneros
Choreographed by Ron Cisneros
Musical direction by Montana Monce
Opens Saturday, March 9, 2024
The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910, and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything Can Happen If You Let It Happen."
Jane and Michael Banks’s new nanny. She is extraordinary and strange, neat and tidy, delightfully vain yet very particular, and sometimes a little frightening, but she is always exciting. She is practically perfect in every way and always means what she says. Precision and diction are key.
The narrator of the story, is a good friend to Mary Poppins. An everyman, Bert is a chimney sweep and a sidewalk artist, among many other occupations. With a twinkle in his eye and a skip in his step, Bert watches over the children and the goings-on around Cherry Tree Lane. He is a song-and-dance man with oodles of charm who is wise beyond his years.
Husband to Winifred and father to Jane and Michael, is a banker to the very fiber of his being. Demanding "precision and order" in his household, he is a pip-and-slippers man who doesn't have much to do with his children and believes that Miss Andrew, his cruel, strict childhood nanny, gave him the perfect upbringing. George's emotional armor, however off-putting, conceals a sensitive soul.
George's wife and Jane and Michael's mother. She is a loving homemaker who is busy trying to live up to her husband's social aspirations while striving to be a model wife and mother. Cast an actor who can portray a great warmth and depth of feeling.
The high-spirited Banks daughter and oldest child, Jane learns to grow from a selfish and chaotic child to an empathetic young woman. She can be impulsive and impatient but is also intelligent and imaginative.
The cheeky son of Mr. and Mrs. Banks. Excitable and naughty, he adores his father and longs desperately for his attention. Both he and Jane misbehave in order to get the attention of their parents.
The housekeeper and cook for the Banks family. Overworked, she’s always complaining that the house is understaffed. Her intimidating exterior is a cover for the warmth underneath
The houseboy to the Banks family. Forgetful and clumsy, he often bungles simple tasks. He doesn’t do a lot of singing, but he should be a good comedic actor.
Katie Nanna is Jane and Michael’s nanny at the beginning of the show. Overwhelmed and upset, she has absolutely had her fill of the Banks children.
Neleus is a statue who, once brought to life by Mary Poppins, is very happy to befriend Jane and Michael.
The Bird Woman is covered in a patchwork of old shawls, her pockets stuffed with bags of crumbs for the birds. She tries to sell the crumbs to Passersby, who ignore her as if she doesn’t exist. While she should be a good singer, there can be a gruff, folksy quality to her voice that reflects the difficulties of her situation.
Miss Smythe is the bank Chairman’s humorless secretary.
Chairman, the crabby and hot-tempered boss of the bank where Mr. Banks is employed.
Mrs. Corry owns a magical Talking Shop. She is a mysterious woman of indeterminate age, but has plenty of spirit and is sharp as a tack. Cast an excellent actor who’s not afraid to be over the top in this fun role.
Miss Andrew is George’s overbearing and scary childhood nanny. With her bottle of nasty- tasting brimstone and treacle to keep naughty children in line, she is a bully who only knows one way of doing things: her way.
which will serve as Londoners, Statues, Penguins, Bankers, Customers, Toys, Park-Goers, and/or Chimneysweeps.
Actors in the ensemble may also be considered for the following roles:
FEATURED CHIMNEYSWEEP – The strongest tapper of the chimneysweeps.
ADDITIONAL ROLES: Miss Lark, Police Officer, Admiral Boom, Park Keeper, Von Hussler, Northbrook, Annie & Fannie, Teddy Bear, Doll, Mr. Punch, Poseidon.