FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(Northport, NY- October 2016) – The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for MARY POPPINS. Performances begin on Thursday, November 17 at 8:00pm and run through Saturday, December 31, 2016.
Celebrate the holiday season with MARY POPPINS! Based on the classic Disney film, this 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 whisks them away to meet dancing chimney sweeps, shopkeepers and an array of colorful characters. Featuring an irresistible story, breathtaking dance numbers and beloved songs such as the Academy Award-winning “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Feed the Birds,” “Step in Time” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” audiences will have a “Jolly Holiday” with Mary and discover a world where “Anything Can Happen” if you let it.
MARY POPPINS is directed and choreographed by DREW HUMPHREY (Engeman Theater: Thoroughly Modern Millie, A Chorus Line, White Christmas (Choreographer)) and musically directed by MICHAEL HOPEWELL (NYC: Once We Lived Here (U.S. Premiere), Billy Bishop Goes to War (Starring Dan Butler), Rent).
The Creative Team includes: JASON SIMMS (Scenic Design), KURT ALGER (Costume and Wig Design), ZACH BLANE (Lighting Design), LAURA SHUBERT (Sound Design), GAYLE SEAY and SCOTT WOJCIK of WOJCIK/SEAY CASTING (Casting Directors), KRISTIE MOSCHETTA (Props Design), and SEAN FRANCIS PATRICK (Production Stage Manager).
MARY POPPINS is produced by RICHARD DOLCE the Engeman Theater’s Producing Artistic Director.
The cast of MARY POPPINS features ANALISA LEAMING as Mary Poppins (Broadway: The King and I, On the Twentieth Century); LUKE HAWKINS as Bert (Broadway: Xanadu, Cirque du Soleil, Banana Shpeel); LIZ PEARCE as Winifred Banks (Broadway: Billy Elliot; National Tours: Little Shop of Horrors, Jesus Christ Superstar, Seussical); DAVID SCHMITTOU as George Banks (Engeman: A Christmas Story); KATHERINE LAFOUNTAIN as Jane Banks and CHRIS MCKENNA as Michael Banks.
The cast also includes: MATTHEW BAKER, CHARLES BARAN, LUCA BERGIN, JANE BLASS, CHRIS BRAND, LINDA CAMERON, SAMANTHA CARROLL, DENA DIGIACINTO, SOPHIA GUARNASCHELLI, ALICIA HEMANN, BECKY GRACE KALMAN, SOPHIA KEKLLAS, OREN KORENBLUM, BEN RUSSELL-LYNCH, SUZANNE MASON, MEAGHAN MCINNES, DANNY MEGLIO, COURTNEY MORAN, PETER SURACE, BRONWYN TARBOTON, MOORE THEOBALD, MICHAEL VERRE and JACQUELINE WINSLOW.
Press Opening is Saturday, November 19th at 8:00pm
MARY POPPINS will play the following performance schedule: Thursdays at 8:00pm, Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 3:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sundays at 2:00. Some Wednesday and Sunday evenings are available. Tickets are $76 on Saturday evenings, $71 all other performances and may be purchased by calling (631) 261-2900, going online at www.EngemanTheater.com, or by visiting the Engeman Theater Box Office at 250 Main Street, Northport. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted.
The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport is Long Island’s only year round professional theater company, casting actors from the Broadway talent pool. From curb to curtain, we have made it our business to provide affordable, quality, theater in an elegant one-of-a-kind location with outstanding facilities and extraordinary service. The renovated Theater offers stadium-style seating, state-of-the-art lighting and sound, a full orchestra pit, and a classic wood-paneled piano lounge with full bar.
For a complete show schedule and more information contact the theater directly at 631-261-2900, visit the box office at 250 Main Street, Northport or visit www.EngemanTheater.com