The Paper Mill Playhouse production of the Disney-Cameron Mackintosh musical Mary Poppins begins performances May 24 for a limited run through June 25 at the New Jersey venue. The staging is directed by Paper Mill Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee and features choreography by 2017 Tony nominee Denis Jones and music direction by Meg Zervoulis.
Elena Shaddow stars as Mary Poppins, with Mark Evans as Bert, Dierdre Friel as Mrs. Brill, Liz McCartney as Bird Woman/Miss Andrew, Adam Monley as George Banks, Bill Nolte as Admiral Boom/Bank Chairman, Jill Paice as Winifred Banks, Blakely Slaybaugh as Robertson Ay, and Danielle K. Thomas as Mrs. Corry.
Alternating as the mischievous Banks children are Abbie Grace Levi and Madi Shaer as Jane and Maddox Padgett and John Michael Pitera as Michael.
The ensemble features Tim Capodice, Peyton Crim, Mary Beth Donahoe, Adena Ershow, Will Geoghegan, Curtis Holland, Joshua Israel, Madison Johnson, Hannah Jewel Kohn, Robin Lounsbury, Brian Thomas Martin, Andrew Metzgar, Corinne Munsch, Natasha Natraj, Caylie Rose Newcom, Sean Quinn, Drew Redington, Jack Sippel, Bronwyn Tarboton, Clay Thomson, and John T. Wolfe.
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Mary Poppins is based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, a book by Julian Fellowes, and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe; the musical was co-created by Cameron Mackintosh.
The production features set design by Timothy R. Mackabee, scenic coordination by Libby Stadstad, costume design by Leon Dobkowski, lighting design by Charlie Morrison, sound design by Randy Hansen, with hair, wig, and makeup design by Leah J. Loukas. The production stage manager is Frank Lombardi. Casting is by Telsey + Company, Rebecca Scholl, CSA.