Co-Directors: Debbie Emling & Michael Keigher
Assistant Director: Kathleen Payne
Co-Vocal Directors: Mayalyn Cott & Karen Parkison
Co-Choreographers: Jordan Emling & Allie Haug
DISNEY'S MARY POPPINS JR. ~ 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." Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins JR. is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs and breathtaking dance numbers.
Your favorite practically perfect nanny takes center stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventure based on the award-winning Broadway musical and classic Walt Disney film. Based on one of the most popular Disney movies of all time and the Broadway musical that played for over 2,500 performances and received multiple Olivier and Tony Awards nominations, Disney and Cameron
Mackintosh's Mary Poppins is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect Broadway Junior musical!
Questions? Email the Directors at: email@example.com
TO THE PARENTS:
January and February rehearsals will be 3 to 4 times per week (there will be a mandatory cast/parent meeting on December 20, 2019, but then the next rehearsal will start after the holidays on January 2, 2020). March rehearsals might be every night, depending on how well the cast is doing at that time. We will add some weekend rehearsals especially for dance, if necessary. That has not been finalized yet, but we want you to be aware of this before you grant your child permission to complete the audition process. Rehearsal dates are subject to change. WE WILL HAVE FLYING REHEARSAL ON FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020, AND SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2020, FOR MARY POPPINS AND MISS ANDREWS WHICH ARE MANDATORY FOR THESE CHARACTERS. THERE WILL ALSO BE DANCE REHEARSAL ON SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2020, WHILE FLIGHT REHEARSAL IS OCCURRING. We want to have the entire cast at ALL of our final tech rehearsals, so please be open and honest when completing your auditioner’s conflict calendar. These dates are Friday, March 27 and March 30-April 1. Please be sure to fill out all of the conflicts for your child from the audition date through the final performance date. If you have any questions about the information provided here, please ask ahead of time by emailing the Co-Directors, Debbie Emling and Michael Keigher, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All those cast in Disney's Mary Poppins JR. are required to become a KVTA member at some level (minimum $25) by a certain date during the rehearsal process. One parent being a member of KVTA does cover the membership requirement for any child or children.
All those cast in Disney's Mary Poppins JR. will not be able to audition for KVTA's The Music Man due scheduling conflicts.
There will be six (6) mandatory performances of this production.
School Performances*: Thursday, April 2, 2020; Friday, April 3, 2020 (There will be 2 performances each day.)
Public Performances: Saturday, April 4, 2020; Sunday, April 5, 2020 (There will be 1 performance each day.)
*Every young person cast in this production will be required to miss two days of school for the school performances. Every cast member will be required to have a permission slip signed by his/her teachers and principal during the first week of rehearsal. Failure to return this slip by the deadline given may result in the cast member being dropped from the cast.
CAST LIST FOR DISNEY’S MARY POPPINS JR.:
Thank you to all of our wonderful auditioners! We had some very hard decisions to make after seeing all of the fabulous talent! Please consider auditioning for The Music Man in February if you did not make the cast or join our 2020 Broadway Revue Summer Theatre Camp. For all those who made the cast, please email the Directors at email@example.com by 8PM on Monday, December 16th to let them know if you accept your role or decline it. Also, please put the mandatory parent and cast meeting on Friday, December 20th at 6PM at the KVTA studios on your calendar. The costumers will be contacting you soon about costume fittings. We are excited to work with our Practically Perfect Mary Poppins JR. Cast!
Kankakee Valley Theatre Association’s
Young Peoples Theatre
Disney’s Mary Poppins JR. Cast
Mary Poppins: Halle Marshall
Bert: Thomas Musgrave
George Banks: Jace Hunt
Winifred Banks: Hannah Hudgins
Jane Banks: Teegan Reddy
Michael Banks: Dalton Sala
Katie Nanna/Miss Smythe: Julia Hilgeman
Mrs. Brill: Chloe Kearney
Robertson Ay: Michael Heusing
Neleus: Lilli Balk
Bird Woman: Hailey Nevious
Chairman: Paul Bishir
Von Hussler/Policeman: Aaron Grey
John Northbrook/Messenger: Tristan Wazny
Mrs Corry: LilyAnne Daniels
Miss Andrew: Addison Godin
Chimney Sweep Tappers: Michael Heusing, Rachel Adamson, Lilli Balk, Carly Carrigan, Alexis Douglas, Abby Purcell, Samantha Perzee, Mary Claire Dwyer, Abbey Parson, Brady Perzee, Mary Worby, Jamie O’Sullivan
Chimney Sweep Stunters: Melaina Hall, Rubeigh Turro
Jolly Holiday Statues: Brady Perzee, Jamie O’Sullivan, Samantha Perzee, Carly Carrigan
Jolly Holiday Dancers: Emma O’Brien, Camden Norfleet, Nolan Hebert, Colby Ogibovic, Lindsey Hudgins, Alyssa Pfeiffer, Abbey Parson, Abby Purcell, Rachel Adamson, Mary Claire Dwyer
Jolly Holiday Penguins: Chance Graf, Macey Smith, Cole Pilbeam, Kate Worsham, Samantha Ringhofer
Honey Bees: Lindsey Hudgins, Melaina Hall, Rubeigh Turro, Alyssa Pfeiffer, Ava Benoit, Haven Fruehling, Amelia Nugent, Olivia Zwirkowski
Feed the Bird Waltzers: Nolan Hebert, Emma O’Brien, Camden Norfleet, Colby Ogibovic, Tristan Wazny, Alexis Douglas, Aaron Grey, Mary Worby
Bankers: Camden Norfleet, Nolan Hebert, Lily James, Kaylie Levesque, Colby Ogibovic, Emma O’Brien
Further questions regarding auditions, callbacks, or casting may be emailed to the Directors at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, April 4, 2020 | 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 5, 2020 | 2:00 PM