The Sacramento premiere of MARY POPPINS opens Friday, June 3 at 8:00 p.m. at the Community Center Theater
for a limited engagement of three weeks through Sunday, June 19, 2011. MARY POPPINS plays
Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, Saturday
and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m., with an additional performance on
Sunday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. "Thus far sales have exceeded our
expectations, but there are still great seats available" said Richard
Lewis, executive producer of California Musical Theatre.
With four productions currently running on three continents, MARY POPPINS
is one of the biggest stage musical successes to emerge from London or
New York in recent years. Worldwide to date, the six productions of the
show have grossed over $521 million, welcomed 7 million guests and
cumulatively run 11.5 years. The musical is the winner of 36 major
theatre awards around the globe, including Tony®, Olivier and Evening
entire original creative team has reunited to bring this magical story
of the world's most famous nanny to audiences around North America. The
North American Tour began performances on March 25, 2009 and has played
to 1.5 million delighted theatergoers in 26 cities to date.
Steffanie Leigh will star as "Mary Poppins" while original Broadway company member, Nicolas Dromard, will assume the role of "Bert".
Joining Leigh and Dromard will be Laird Mackintosh as "George Banks", Blythe Wilson as "Winifred Banks", Rachel Izen as "Mrs. Brill", Dennis Moench as "Robertson Ay", Q. Smith as "Miss Andrew", Janet MacEwen as "The Bird Woman", and Michael McCarty as "Admiral Boom." Performances in the role of "Jane Banks" will be alternated between Camille Mancuso and Marissa Smoker. Performances in the role of "Michael Banks" will be alternated between Talon Ackerman and Tyler Merna.
Rounding out the cast are Josh Assor, Jacob ben Widmar, Kiara
Bennett, Elizabeth Broadhurst, Arielle Campbell, Debra Cardona, Kate
Chapman, Eric Coles, Anthony Christian Daniel, Elizabeth Earley, Tyler
Foy, Eric Giancola, Geoffrey Goldberg, Mark Harapiak, Eric Hatch,
Tiffany Howard, Lisa Kassay, Koh Mochizuki, Michael Dean Morgan, Chuck Rea, Jesse Swimm, Nic Thompson, Rachel Wallace and Michelle E. White.
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.
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 Tony
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 tour's
creative team includes Tour Director Anthony Lyn, Associate
Choreographer Geoffrey Garrett, and Music Director Daniel Bowling.
ABOUT MARY POPPINS WORLDWIDE
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 at the New Amsterdam Theatre on November 16, 2006,
recouping its initial Broadway investment within 52 weeks of its
premiere in 2006. MARY POPPINS is the only show from the 2006-2007 theatrical season still in performance.
The MARY POPPINS
North American tour has garnered continuous critical praise and
achieved box office success since its launch in Chicago in March 2009.
can also be seen in Scheveningen, Netherlands (outside of Amsterdam at
the Circus Theatre) and Sydney, Australia (at the Capitol Theatre).
Productions of MARY POPPINS have also been mounted in Finland, Denmark and the Czech Republic.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR SCHEDULE THROUGH DECEMBER 2011
Sacramento - Community Center Theatre
June 2 - 19, 2011
Portland - Keller Auditorium
June 22 - July 10, 2011
Costa Mesa - Segerstrom Center for the Arts
July 14 - 31, 2011
San Diego - San Diego Civic Theatre
August 10 - 21, 2011
Salt Lake City - Capitol Theatre
September 1 - 25, 2011
San Antonio - Majestic Theatre
September 29 - October 9, 2011
Chicago - Cadillac Palace Theatre
October 13 - November 6, 2011
Toronto - Princess of Wales Theatre
November 10 - December 18, 2011
In Sacramento, MARY POPPINS will
play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m. and Thursday,
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m., with an additional
performance on Sunday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices start as low
as $24. Tickets are available at the Community Center Box Office, the
Wells Fargo Pavilion Box Office and online at Tickets.com. To charge
tickets, call (916) 808-5181, (916) 557-1999 between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00
p.m. Orders for groups of ten (10) or more may be placed by calling
The Sacramento engagement of MARY POPPINS is presented by arrangement with California Musical Theatre and is a subscription offering of the Broadway Sacramento Series.
For more information, please visit MaryPoppins.com