JACKSONVILLE, FL Producers Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh are pleased to announce full casting for the Jacksonville premiere engagement of MARY POPPINS. Jacksonvilles most eagerly anticipated stage production will begin performances at the Times-Union Centers Moran Theater on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 for 8 performances only through Sunday, January 27. Opening night is also the 11th Annual Family Night on Broadway, with pre-show activities beginning in the lobby at 6:30PM for the 7:30PM show. Buy one Adult ticket for Family Night, get the Childs ticket free with passcode: CHILD. Restrictions apply; please inquire at (904) 442-BWAY (2929) or purchase online at www.artistseriesjax.org.
The musical is the winner of 44 major theatre awards around the globe, including Tony®, Olivier, Helpmann and Evening Standard awards.
The entire original creative team has reunited to bring this magical story of the worlds most famous nanny to audiences around North America. The MARY POPPINS North American Tour began performances on March 25, 2009 and has played to more than two and a half million delighted theatergoers in over 60 cities to date.
Tickets for MARY POPPINS begin at $27.00 and are available at www.artistseriesjax.org or (904) 442-BWAY (2929). Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more at (904) 442-2947 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Madeline Trumble will star as Mary Poppins while Con OShea-Creal will assume the role of Bert.
Trumble is making her return to the national tour of Mary Poppins after recently appearing in the Broadway company of Disneys Newsies-The Musical. She has also been seen in stage productions at the MUNY in St. Louis and Berkley Repertory Theatre.
Trumble will appear alongside Con OShea-Creal, who plays the affable chimney sweep, Bert. Creal recently performed with the Broadway and national touring companies of Irving Berlins White Christmas. Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, Creal has also appeared in regional productions of Singin in the Rain, 42nd Street, Annie Get Your Gun, A Christmas Carol, and Urinetown.
Joining Trumble and Creal will be Michael Dean Morgan as George Banks, Elizabeth Broadhurst as Winifred Banks, Tregoney Shepherd as Mrs. Brill, Blake Segal as Robertson Ay, Karen Murphy as Miss Andrew and The Bird Woman, and Ryan Hilliard as Admiral Boom. Performances in the role of Jane Banks will be alternated between Madison Ann Mullahey and Julianna Rigoglioso. Performances in the role of Michael Banks will be alternated between Eli Tokash and Zachary Mackiewicz.
Rounding out the cast are Danielle Benton, Elizabeth Ann Berg, Callan Bergmann, Lindsey Bliven, Jonathan Burke, Ben Cherry, Kerry Conte, Andrew Eckert, Jordan Grubb, Leeds Hill, Kenway Kua, Matt Meigs, Sean Montgomery, Joe Moeller, Louise Stewart, Tonya Thompson, Paige Williams, Minami Yusui, Elizabeth Earley, Annie Petersmeyer, Stephen Roberts, and Curtis Schroeger.
MARY POPPINS, a co-production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh, opened on Broadway on November 16, 2006. Based on P.L. Travers' cherished stories and the classic 1964 Walt Disney film, MARY POPPINS the stage play features the Academy Award®-winning music and lyrics of Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. The stage production has been created, in collaboration with Cameron Mackintosh, by Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes, who has written the book, and the Olivier Award-winning team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, who have composed new songs and additional music and lyrics.
Olivier Award-winning director Richard Eyre leads the award-winning creative team, with co-direction and choreography by Tony® and Olivier Award winner Matthew Bourne. MARY POPPINS features set and costume design by TonyŇ Award winner Bob Crowley, co-choreography by Olivier Award winner Stephen Mear, lighting design by Howard Harrison, orchestrations by William David Brohn, and music supervision by David Caddick. The tours creative team includes Tour Director Anthony Lyn, Associate Choreographer Geoffrey Garrett, and Music Director Daniel Bowling.
ABOUT MARY POPPINS WORLDWIDE
MARY POPPINS received its worldwide premiere at the Prince Edward Theatre in the West End in December 2004. Following its successful three-year London run, the production launched an acclaimed U.K. tour. The Broadway production of MARY POPPINS officially opened on November 16, 2006, recouping its initial Broadway investment within 52 weeks of its premiere. MARY POPPINS is the only show from the 2006-2007 theatrical season still running. The MARY POPPINS North American tour has garnered continuous critical praise and achieved box office success since its launch in Chicago in March 2009. The Australian production of MARY POPPINS opened to critical acclaim in Melbourne in July 2010 where it achieved an unprecedented 100% of Gross Box Office. For its seasons in Perth and Brisbane the advance sales smashed all previous theatrical records.
Having played to enormous success in London, a UK tour, Holland, and Australia, MARY POPPINS can currently be seen on Broadway, the North American tour, in Auckland, New Zealand and in Mexico City. Licensed productions of MARY POPPINS have also been mounted in Hungary, Estonia, Finland, Netherlands, Denmark and the Czech Republic.
In Jacksonville, MARY POPPINS will play Tuesday through Sunday, evenings and matinees:
Tuesday, January 22nd at 7:30PM
Wednesday, January 23rd at 7:30PM
Thursday, January 24th at 7:30PM
Friday, January 25th at 8:00PM
Saturday, January 26th at 2:00PM and 8:00PM
Sunday, January 27th at 1:30PM and 7:00PM
Ticket prices start as low as $27.00. Tickets are available at the Artist Series Box Office between 10AM-5PM, Monday-Friday, at (904) 442-BWAY (2929) and online at www.artistseriesjax.org. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more at (904) 442-2947 or email@example.com.
The Jacksonville engagement of MARY POPPINS is presented by arrangement with the Artist Series and is a subscription offering of the Broadway in Jacksonville Season. For more information, please visit MaryPoppins.com.
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