Photo Flash: Disney's MARY POPPINS Flies Into Paper Mill Playhouse

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins.

Mary Poppins takes us on a magical and memorable journey. It's an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and a little bit of magic. The show received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including best musical. It's a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure!

Directed by Paper Mill's Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee, with choreography by Denis Jones and music direction by Meg Zervoulis, the principal cast features Paper Mill favorite Elena Shaddow as Mary Poppins, Mark Evans as Bert, Dierdre Friel as Mrs. Brill, Liz McCartney as Bird Woman/Miss Andrew, Adam Monley as George Banks, Bill Nolte as Admiral Boom/Bank Chairman, Jill Paice as Winifred Banks, Blakely Slaybaugh as Robertson Ay, Danielle K. Thomas as Mrs. Corry, and alternating as the mischievous Banks children,Abbie Grace Levi and Madi Shaer as Jane with Maddox Padgett and John Michael Pitera as Michael.

The Mary Poppins ensemble will feature Tim Capodice, Peyton Crim, Mary Beth Donahoe, Adena Ershow, Will Geoghegan, Curtis Holland, Joshua Israel, Madison Johnson, Hannah Jewel Kohn, Robin Lounsbury, Brian Martin, Andrew Metzgar, Corinne Munsch, Natasha Natraj, Caylie Rose Newcom, Sean Quinn, Drew Redington, Jack Sippel, Bronwyn Tarboton, Clay Thomson, and John T. Wolfe.

Performances are begin TOMORROW, May 24, 2017 for a limited run through Sunday, June 25, 2017, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ. Mary Poppins will be performed eight times a week, Wednesday through Sunday. Performance schedule (please note early evening curtain time): Wednesday at 7:00pm, Thursday at 1:30pm and 7:00pm, Friday at 7:00pm, Saturday at 1:30pm & 7:00pm and Sunday at 1:30pm & 7:00pm. Tickets are on sale now starting at $30. Tickets may be purchased by calling 973.376.4343, at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.PaperMill.org. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express accepted. Groups of 10 or more can receive up to a 40% discount on tickets and should call 973.315.1680. Students may order $20 rush tickets over the phone or in person at the Paper Mill Playhouse box office on the day of the performance. Paper Mill Playhouse's 2016-2017 season is proudly sponsored by Investors Bank.

Paper Mill Playhouse will offer a special autism-friendly performance of Mary Poppins on Friday, June 23, at 1:30pm. This performance is designed specifically for children on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities, and is planned in cooperation with Paper Mill Playhouse's Autism Advisory Team. The theater environment will be altered for this performance, providing a sensory-friendly, comfortable and judgment-free space that is welcoming to all families. The performance itself will be adjusted with special attention paid to lighting and sound. Major funding for autism-friendly programs is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support provided by C.R. Bard Foundation, The Karma Foundation, MetLife Foundation, Nordstrom, PSEG Foundation, and Summit Area Public Foundation.

For more information on Paper Mill Playhouse's programs for people with autism and other developmental disabilities visit www.PaperMill.org/autism.

"Bank of America is committed to supporting arts and culture in our local markets. We are proud to sponsor Paper Mill Playhouse and its production of Mary Poppins. Organizations like Paper Mill Playhouse are helping economies thrive, helping individuals connect with each other and across cultures and enrich societies," said Robert Doherty, president, Bank of America New Jersey. "Mary Poppins is guaranteed to provide a SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS experience!"

The creative team includes set design by Timothy R. Mackabee, scenic coordination by Libby Stadstad, costume design by Leon Dobkowski, lighting design by Charlie Morrison, sound design by Randy Hansen, with hair, wig & makeup design by Leah J. Loukas. The production stage manager is Frank Lombardi. Casting is by Telsey + Company, Rebecca Scholl, CSA.

Paper Mill Playhouse, a leader in accessibility, will offer audio-described performances for Mary Poppins on Saturday, June 17, 2017, 1:30pmand Sunday, June 18, 2017, 1:30pm. Prior to these performances at noon, the theater will offer free sensory seminars. Sensory seminars offer an opportunity for patrons with vision loss to hear a live, in-depth description of the production elements of the show and hands-on interaction with key sets, props, and costumes. There will be a sign-interpreted and open-captioned performance on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at 7:00pm.

Free Audience Enrichment Activities for Mary Poppins

Conversation Club: Join us Thursday evenings, May 25, June 1, 8 or 15 one hour before curtain for an informal, informative gathering. You'll learn more about the performance you're about to see and perhaps catch a glimpse of the stage being set.

The Director's Viewpoint: One hour before curtain on Wednesday, May 24, we host a pre-show discussion in the Renee Foosaner Art Gallery.

Q&A with the Cast: After the matinee on Saturday, June 17, stick around for a lively Q&A with cast members directly following the performance.

PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE, a not-for-profit arts organization under the direction of Mark S. Hoebee (Producing Artistic Director) and Todd Schmidt (Managing Director) and recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is one of the country's leading regional theaters. Paper Mill Playhouse programs are made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Paper Mill Playhouse is a member of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, the Council of Stock Theatres, and the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.

For additional information, please visit www.papermill.org.

See brand new production photos here!

Photos by Matthew Murphy

high res photos Photo Flash: Disney's MARY POPPINS Flies Into Paper Mill Playhouse
Mary Poppins at Paper Mill Playhouse; Photo by Matthew Murphy; from left to right: Abbie Grace Levi (Jane Banks), Jill Paice (Winifred Banks), Elena Shaddow (Mary Poppins), Adam Monley (George Banks), John Michael Pitera (Michael Banks). Photo Flash: Disney's MARY POPPINS Flies Into Paper Mill Playhouse
Mary Poppins at Paper Mill Playhouse; Photo by Matthew Murphy: Mark Evans (Bert) and the cast of Mary Poppins. Photo Flash: Disney's MARY POPPINS Flies Into Paper Mill Playhouse
Mary Poppinsat Paper Mill Playhouse; Photo by Jerry Dalia: Mark Evans (Bert) and the cast of Mary Poppins. Photo Flash: Disney's MARY POPPINS Flies Into Paper Mill Playhouse
Mary Poppins at Paper Mill Playhouse; Photo by Jerry Dalia: Mark Evans (Bert), Elena Shaddow (Mary Poppins), and the cast of Mary Poppins. Photo Flash: Disney's MARY POPPINS Flies Into Paper Mill Playhouse
Mary Poppins at Paper Mill Playhouse; Photo by Matthew Murphy: Elena Shaddow (Mary Poppins). Photo Flash: Disney's MARY POPPINS Flies Into Paper Mill Playhouse
Mary Poppins at Paper Mill Playhouse; Photo by Matthew Murphy: The cast of Mary Poppins. Photo Flash: Disney's MARY POPPINS Flies Into Paper Mill Playhouse
Mary Poppins at Paper Mill Playhouse; Photo by Matthew Murphy: Elena Shaddow (Mary Poppins). Photo Flash: Disney's MARY POPPINS Flies Into Paper Mill Playhouse
Mary Poppins at Paper Mill Playhouse; Photo by Matthew Murphy: from leftto right: Mark Evans (Bert), Elena Shaddow (Mary Poppins), John Michael Pitera (Michael Banks), Abbie Grace Levi (Jane Banks). Photo Flash: Disney's MARY POPPINS Flies Into Paper Mill Playhouse
Mary Poppins at Paper Mill Playhouse; Photo by Matthew Murphy: from left to right: John Michael Pitera (Michael Banks),Elena Shaddow (Mary Poppins), Abbie Grace Levi (Jane Banks).

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