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:


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 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. 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

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.




Thank you to all of our wonderful auditioners! We had some very hard decisions to make after seeing all of the fabulous talent! 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

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:



Saturday, April 4, 2020 | 7:00 PM

Sunday, April 5, 2020 | 2:00 PM