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Suzi RecommendedDirected by Justin Anderson
Musical Direction by Ann-Carol Pence
Choreography by Jen MacQueen

Recent Broadway sensation Mary Poppins opens Aurora’s 19th Season as the can’t-miss theatrical event for all ages. “Practically Perfect” Mary Poppins falls from the sky into the hearts of the dysfunctional Banks family. With the help of a carefree chimney sweep named Bert, she magically teaches them the immeasurable benefits of love, joy and mutual respect for one another. Produced with dazzling theatrical effects and a score that includes Chim-Chim Cher-ee, A Spoonful of Sugar and Step in Time, rediscover this Walt Disney classic.

Running Time
Act I: 80 minutes; Act II: 60 minutes. There is one 15-minute intermission.

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Sold Out: 8/29, 8/30 (8:00pm Show), & 8/31


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Producer’s Quote

Aurora Theatre Producing Artistic Director Anthony P. Rodriguez talks about Mary Poppins, “I have desired to open the season with a great family musical for some time now, but had not found that perfect show. When Mary Poppins became available, I knew that we had our show. Now the only question was, would we be able to produce a musical with so many very expensive and challenging production elements? Through the generosity and support of those dedicated to the arts here in Gwinnett, I’m happy to say we will have the resources to bring in specialists to make actors fly and to create over 200 unique and period-specific costumes for this production. When you have angels in your corner like Clyde & Sandra Strickland and Marshall Boutwell anything is possible. This show is going to be a feast for the senses and will bring one of the most beloved characters to life onstage at Aurora. This is the first step in an entire season crafted to take patrons above and beyond.”


July 17–August 31, 2014

Performances:
Wednesday–Saturday at 8:00pm*
Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm
Tickets $30–$50

Wednesday Discount Matinees
August 6, 13 & 20 at 10:00am
Tickets $20
*No Wednesday evening performance on August 6

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Autism & Sensory Friendly Performance

On Saturday, August 30 at 2:30pm we will have an Autism & Sensory Friendly Performance of Mary Poppins designed and intended for families with children or adults on the autism spectrum or who have other sensory issues. At these performances the theater environment will be altered, providing a safe, sensory-friendly, comfortable and judgment-free space that is welcoming for these families. More Information


Cast
Mary Poppins Galen Crawley*
Bert Andy Meeks
George Banks William S. Murphey*
Winifred Banks Liza Jaine*
Katie Nanna/Miss Andrew/ Queen Victoria/Ensemble Heidi Cline McKerley
Admiral Boom/Chairman/Ensemble Googie Uterhardt
Mrs. Brill/Bird Woman Jessica DeMaria
Male Ensemble 1/Robertson Ay/Bert u/s Dan Ford
Von Hussler/Park Keeper/ Ensemble/George Banks u/s Stuart W. Schleuse
Miss Corry/Ensemble Xylina Stamper
Miss Lark/Ensemble/Winifred Banks u/s Hillary Paige
Fannie/Mrs. Smythe/Ensemble/ Mrs. Brill u/s Shelli Delgado
Male Ensemble 2/Northbrook/Policeman Robert Mitchel Owenby
Male Ensemble 3/Valentine the Bear Greg Hunter
Male Ensemble 4/Toy Soldier/ Admiral Boom u/s /Chairman u/s Timothy Whitson
Male Ensemble 5/Neleus Brian Walker
Male Ensemble 6/Messenger/ Robertson Ay u/s Patrick Schweigert
Male Ensemble 7/Toy Soldier/Featured Dancer Joseph J. Pendergrast
Male Ensemble 8/Toy Mr. Punch/Poseidon/ Featured Dancer Kaylen Morgan
Female Ensemble 1/Mary Poppins u/s Rose Alexander
Female Ensemble 2/Annie/ Bird Woman u/s Casey Gardner
Female Ensemble 3/Miss Lark u/s/ Miss Andrew u/s Chelcy Cutwright
Female Ensemble 4/Park Statue/ Toy Raggedy Ann/Featured Dancer Carrie Strothers
Female Ensemble 5/Park Statue/ Toy Ballerina/Featured Dancer Alexandra Karr
Jane Banks 1 Mabel Tyler
Jane Banks 2 Sarah Carroll
Michael Banks 1 Joseph Masson
Michael Banks 2 Benjamin Harding
Production Staff
Director/Associate Artistic Director Justin Anderson
Producing Artistic Director Anthony P. Rodriguez
Music Director/Associate Producer Ann-Carol Pence
Choreographer Jen MacQueen
Resident Stage Manager Katie Chambers*
Set Designer Shannon Robert
Sound Designer/Assistant Technical Director Daniel Terry
Lighting Designer Mary Parker
Costume Designer Sydney Roberts†
Props Designer Ryan Bradburn
Mary Poppins’ Wig Designer Robert Navarre
Wig Designer Lindsey Ewing
Barber Chuck Barrow
Master Electrician Steven Love
Company Manager Katie Pelkey
Technical Director James M. Helms
Scenic Artist Sarah Thomson
Flying Effects Delbert Hall— D2 Flying Effects
Fly Captain Patrick Schweigert
Assistant Stage Manager Alexandra Mahoney
Sound Board Operator Alan Kirkland
Props Assistant Kristen Hunsicker
Spot Operator Molly Huntington
Spot Operator Ilia DeJesus
Head Draper/Costume Design Assistant Jennifer Ackland
Stitcher Supervisor/Head Stitcher Emmie Childers
Costume Design Assistant/Stitcher Lea Preston
Stitcher Jana L. Acevedo
Stitcher Abby Parker
1/2 Stitcher Katy Monroe
1/2 Stitcher April Andrew
Band
Conductor/Keyboard 1 Ann-Carol Pence
Percussion/Reed 3 Mark Biering
Bass Greg Armijo
Guitar Scott Anderson
Keyboard 2 Dale Grogan
Reed 1 Nancy Wilson
Reed 2 Joel Barker
Trumpet 1 Scott Jones
Trumpet 2/Flugelhorn Kevin McKinney
French Horn David McCurley
Trombone/Tuba Mike Wilson

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
†This designer is represented by United Scenic Artists–Local 829 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.