Original Music & Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Book by Julian Fellowes
New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe
Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure.
One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
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."
Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft. A perfect night out for the entire family!
Mary Poppins was performed May 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th, 2019, to near record setting audiences. An additonal Sunday matinee was offered and proved to be the second most attended performance of the run. Mary Poppins was truly the best way to end our 88th season. A practically perfect show!
Cast of Characters for Mary Poppins.
Bert - R.J. Skrepenski
George Banks - David Bourgeois
Winifred Banks - Emily Casey
Jane Banks - Chloe Johanek
Michael Banks - Benjamin Booth
Katie Nanna - Susan Quinn-Mrotek
Policeman - Carl Schmidt
Miss Lark - Claran LaViolette
Admiral Boom - Roger Bennin
Mrs. Brill - Allison Schamburek
Robertson Ay - Marty Schaller
Mary Poppins - Erin Nycz
Park Keeper - Dean Sleger
Neleus - Jack Hyde
Queen Victoria - Susan Quinn-Mrotek
Bank Chairman - Patrick Schamburek
Miss Smythe - Jessica Iannitello
Von Hussler - Zach Lulloff
John Northbrook - Steve Thiele
Bird Woman - Judy Steckmesser
Mrs. Corry - Sam Gretz
Miss Andrew - Erin LaFond
Annie - Jenna Schamburek
Fannie - Krissy Nommensen
Valentine - Cassie Wanek
Teddy Bear - Henry Rotter
Ballerina - Morgan Wiesner
Doll - Alexa Malley
Messenger - Briar Albaugh
Doorman - Jackson Mueller
Toy Soldiers - Briar Albaugh, Jackson Mueller, Emma Dvorak, Jackie Dramm, Jack Hyde, Kathrine Vadney
Toys - Dane Albaugh, Allie Gallager, Miley Schamburek, Sophie Skrepenski, Sarah Ladwig
Park Strollers - Dane Albaugh, Sarah Ladwig, Miley Schamburek, Sophie Skrepenski, Judy Steckmesser,
Dean Sleger, Claran LaViolette, Roger Bennin, Allison Schamburek
Dancing Statues - Jessica Marie Green, Kathrine Vadney, Jackie Dramm
Jolly Holiday Dancers - Krissy Nommensen, Steve Thiele, Zach Lulloff, Patrick Schamburek, Henry Rotter, Andrew Thiele, Jackson Mueller, Emma Dvorak, Jessica Iannitello, Katie Jo Shimulunas, Morgan Wiesner, Sam Gretz, Alexz Malley, Erin LaFond, Cassie Wanek, Carl Schmidt, Justin Mrotek, Amelie Doneff, Jenna Schamburek
Chimney Sweeps - Susan Quinn-Mrotek, Dean Sleger, Erin LaFond, Patrick Schamburek, Justin Mrotek, Jessica Iannitello, Zach Lulloff, Carl Schmidt, Steve Thiele, Sam Gretz, Jenna Schamburek, Krissy Nommensen, Cassier Wanek, Henry Rotter, Morgan Wiesner, Alexa Malley, Amelie Doneff, Jessica Marie Green, Katie Jo Shimulunas
Bird Puppeteers - Biar Albaugh, Jackson Mueller, Emma Dvorak, Jackie Dramm, Kathrine Vadney, Dane Albaugh, Allie Gallager, Miley Schamburek, Sophie Skrepenski, Sarah Ladwig
Kite Fliers - Miley Schamburek, Jackson Mueller, Sarah Ladwig, Dane Albaugh
Kite Crew - Kadin Kanzelberger, Sam Stauffer, Rick Ladwig, Erik Albaugh
Kite Dancers - Jack Hyde, Katherine Vadney, Jackie Dramm, Allie Gallager, Sophie Skrepenski, Biar Albaugh, Andrew Thiele, Emma Dvorak, Susan Quinn-Mrotek, Carl Schmidt, Justin Mrotek, Jessica Marie Green, Jessica Iannitello, Krissy Nommensen, Amelie Doneff, Cassie Wanek, Steve Thiele, Zach Lulloff, Patrick Schamburek, Henry Rotter, Alexa Malley, Morgan Wiesner, Sam Gretz
Producer - Luan J. Leonardelli
Director - Warren Schmidt
Choral Director - David Bowman
Choreographer - Katie Jo Shimulunas
Orchestra Conductor - Andrea Allington
Rehearsal Pianist - David Bowman
Stage Manager - Justine Boonperm
Assistant Stage Manager - Roz Vossen
Set Design - Warren Schmidt
Master Builder - Jim Schweitzer
Set Decorator - Luan J. Leonardelli
Costume Design - Claran LaViolette
Makeup Design - Margaret Iannitello
Hair Design - Missy Wendorf
Props - Cora Stauffer
Lighting Design - Lori Hebel
Sound - Jordan Danielson
Spot Lights - Kana Coonce & Addison Fowler
Crew members include - Katie Lawrenz, Aaron Ludolph, Roger Bennin, Diane Salzman, Ann Wolf, Kathy Tolksdorf, D.J. Lucas, Kris Casey, Alexandria Decker, Sara Schaller, Fred Schnell, Bob Peronto, Tom Bartelme, Terry York, Sam Stauffer
Auditions were held in February for the casting of Mary Poppins. The full cast for the show is listed in the Cast tab on this page.
The Board of Directors for The Masquers announced the choice of Warren Schmidt and Luan Leonardelli as the directing team for Mary Poppins following their January meeting.
Both Warren and Luan are no strangers to the theatre and especially productions of The Masquers. Warren has directed numerous shows for several theatrical groups in the area. He has also been on-stage and back-stage for many other productions. Luan is one of our most prolific producers and has also served as set decorator as well as performing in several shows.
Both Luan and Warren serve on the board of directors of The Masquers and have been past presidents as as well as serving on many other capacities. We know they will do their best in making this show absolutely amazing.
The full production staff of Mary Poppins is listed in the Crew tab on this page.
We will be sharing candid photos and videos as the process unfolds!