Van Wert High School Theatre is preparing for their upcoming production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, The Broadway Musical on April 12-14, 2018 at 7pm on the Niswonger Performing Arts Center stage. Original music and lyrics are by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, and new songs and additional music and lyrics are by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. This production was co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. This musical is based on the stories of P.L Travers and the 1964 Walt Disney film. The audience will enjoy Mary Poppins and Bert as they visit characters and see the world while performing famous songs such as Spoonful of Sugar , Practically Perfect , Jolly Holiday , and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Bring the whole family to join in on their adventures!

The cast for the production include the following students: Anna Reichert, Mikayla Hernandez, Austin Carnahan, Marshall Healey, Michaella Johnson, Austin Voors, Emma Verville, Julianna Vanbrabant, Aeris Blakeley, Korey Oechsle, Dante Jones, Gabe Steyer, Bradley Wilder, Storm Matthews, Jenna Covey, Hannah Kraner, Kaylin Bledsoe, Madison Turnwald, Hannah Springer, Kaylena Kelly, Katie Able, Alli Morrow, Max Laney, Rebekah Fast, Wesley Wagner, Dane Chiles, Sydney Maller, Tayzia Havill, Sam Price, Alayna Cripe, Cassie Welker, Bethany Mandeville, Lainey Werts, Noelle Heffner, Sophie Rutkowski, Elizabeth Rutkowski, Josh Dorsch, Butch Eutsler, Grace Doctor, Kylee Bagley, Chelsey White, McKenna Gilbert, Delaney Golden, Keagon Hammons, Miranda Sinning, Cody Gamble, Arianna Adkins, Becky Rigdon, Janie Trejo, Alli Schaufelberger, Gracie Gunter, and Kendall Rauch.

Stage crew consists of stage manager Erienne Cassidy, assistant stage manager Erin Gemmer, Lexi Allmandinger, Camryn Nouza, Abbey Bradford, Reagan Priest, Devon West, Clayton Doctor, Cal Wolfrum, Theo Scarpelli, Isabella Smith, Steele Stabler, Jackie Sroufe, Hannah Hurless, Brianna Couch, Jacob Trejo, Kylie Cloninger, Brook Zimmerman, Sierra Shaffer, Sterling Rigdon, Allison Hauter, and Brendan Browning.

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, the Broadway Musical is being directed by Melissa Bloomfield, assistant director Katey Lloyd, pit orchestra director Bob Sloan, technical director Hugh Saunier, and lighting director and construction manager Matt Saunier. Parents of students in the cast and crew along with VWHS Theatre patrons can purchase tickets starting March 1st. Reserved seats in the Orchestra Center section will be available for $10 each. General Admission tickets will be $8 each. The general public will be able to purchase tickets starting March 8th. Tickets may be purchased by stopping by or calling the NPAC box office at 419-238-NPAC. Tickets may be sold at the door depending on availability.

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, the Broadway Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. VWHS Theatre would like to thank Production Sponsor Van Wert Manor for their support!

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