By P.L. Travers
Directed by Andrew Sharp
One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven TONY Awards, including Best Musical.
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 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 she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”
Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and astonishing stagecraft. This show is a perfect opportunity to showcase a strong, iconic female performer, as well as unique special effects and illusions.
Produced by Community Players of Southwestern Wisconsin at Richland Center High School Auditorium, 1996 U.S. 14, Richland Center, WI 53581
Performances: July 24 – August 2, 2015
Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25 at 7:00 pm
Sunday July 26 at 1:30 pm
Thursday, July 30, Friday, July 31, Saturday August 1 at 7:00 pm
Sunday August 2 at 1:30 pm
Ticket Prices: $15 for adults, $10 for children; family ticket prices will be offered
Call 608-647-7373 for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days:
Auditions will be held at the Richland Center Auditorium, 182 N. Central Avenue, Richland Center, Wisconsin. All auditions will begin at 6:30 pm. Auditioners will be photographed and asked to fill out an audition sheet. Early auditions on April 9 and 10 will focus on dancers. We hope to get an early start on some dances. Auditions on May 26, 27 & 28 will require a reading from the script, singing a song and doing some dance steps. Any song is suitable including “Happy Birthday.” An accompaniest will be available. Everyone interested is welcome to come to one or all auditions. Adults and children of all ages will be cast. No parts are pre-cast. No experience necessary. We love expanding our very large theater family with new members! New people have received lead parts in the past.