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Rachel Wallace, Nicolas Dromard to Lead MARY POPPINS at the Ahmanson


Center Theatre Group and producers Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh are pleased to announce full casting for the award-winning musical "Mary Poppins" at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. "Mary Poppins" begins performances August 9 and continues through September 2, 2012, as a bonus option to the 2011-2012 Ahmanson season. Press Opening Night is set for Friday, August 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Rachel Wallace will star as Mary Poppins while original Broadway company member Nicolas Dromard will assume the role of Bert. Joining them will be Michael Dean Morgan as George Banks, Elizabeth Broadhurst as Winifred Banks, Tregoney Shepherd as Mrs. Brill, Blake Segal as Robertson Ay, Q. Smith as Miss Andrew and The Bird Woman, and Ryan Hilliard as Admiral Boom and the Bank Chairman. Performances in the role of Jane Banks will be alternated between Marissa Ackerman and Cherish Myers. Performances in the role of Michael Banks will be alternated between Zach Timson and Zachary Mackiewicz.

Rounding out the cast are Benn Atkin, Danielle Benton, Elizabeth Ann Berg, Lindsey Bliven, Ian Campayno, Ben Cherry, Keyy Conte, Emily Cramer, Sean Patrick Doyle, Andrew Eckert, Jordan Grubb, Kenway Hon Wai K. Kua, Con O'Shea-Creal, James Patterson, Tonya Thompson, James Tolbert, Paige Williams, Minami Yusui, Elizabeth Earley, Billy Griffin, Annie Petersmeyer and Stephen Roberts.

Rachel Wallace was recently seen on stage in Itamar Moses and Michael Friedman's "Fortress of Solitude," "Threepenny Opera," "Beautiful Girls," "Sondheim: A Birthday Celebration" with Lonny Price and Paul Gemignani at Lincoln Center and "A Christmas Carol." Nicolas Dromardwas a member of the original Broadway company of "Mary Poppins" and recently played the role of Fiyero in the San Francisco production of "Wicked." Originally from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Dromard has also appeared in the Broadway productions of "The Boy From Oz" and "Oklahoma!" and originated roles in the Canadian productions of "Mamma Mia!" and "Hairspray." Dromard also appeared in stage productions at Stratford Festival of Canada and the Arkansas Repertory Theatre.

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