Photo Flash: Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre's MARY POPPINS Continues Through Aug 3

Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre (SSMT) opened the practically perfect musical Mary Poppins to enthusiastic crowds and thunderous standing ovations last night, July 23. The production continues to play in Winchester through August 3. BroadwayWorld has new photos of the cast in action below!

Mary Poppins features music and lyrics by the Academy Award winning Sherman Brothers (with additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe) and a book by Downton Abbey's Julian Fellowes. The musical received seven Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, winning for Best Scenic Design.

In addition to the beautiful songs, lively choreography, and a certain practically perfect flying nanny, audiences attending SSMT's regional premiere of Mary Poppins should expect magic and some heart-warming life lessons relevant to today's families.

SSMT has assembled a fantastic team who is lovingly bringing the magic of Mary Poppins to life on the Winchester stage. Mary Poppins is directed by Shenandoah Conservatory Associate Professor of Theatre Carolyn Coulson, music directed by Professor of Music Thomas Albert, and choreographed by NYC choreographer Edward Carignan.

The Mary Poppins cast includes Catharine Kay (Mary Poppins), Patrick Clealand Rosé (Bert), Jack Rowles (George Banks), Tara Michelle Gesling (Winifred Banks), Ella Schnoor (Jane Banks), Tyson Francis (Michael Banks), Leslie Joelle (Katie Nanna/Queen Victoria), Zac Ostrowski (Policeman), Claire Wittman (Miss Lark), Nick Nerangis (Admiral Boom/Bank Chairman), Whitney Warrenfeltz (Mrs. Brill), R.C. Hiers (Robertson Ay), Taylor Bloom (Park Keeper), Kacey Willis (Neleus), Lindy Hockaday (Miss Smythe), Philip Skinner (Von Hussler), Seth Walker (Northbrook), Lara Treacy (Bird Woman), Kelsee Sweigard (Mrs. Corry), Robin Chinn (Fannie), Mara Lucas (Annie/Rag Doll), Bryce Wagner (Valentine/Poseidon), Cassandra Hlong (Mr. Punch), Courtney Hostetler (Teddy Bear), Cassidy Watkinson (Ballerina Doll), Meg Stefanowicz (Miss Andrew), and Cressler Peele (Messenger).

The Mary Poppins ensemble consists of Taylor Bloom, Sam Bostic, Margaret Butler, Robin Chinn, Cassandra Hlong, Lindy Hockaday, Courtney Hostetler, Leslie Joelle, Mara Lucas, Rafael Martinez-Salgado, Zac Ostrowski, Cressler Peele, Daniel Pippert, Christopher Prasse, Philip Skinner, Meg Stefanowicz, Kelsee Sweigard, Lara Treacy, Bryce Wagner, Seth Walker, Kacey Willis, and Claire Wittman.

Mary Poppins runs July 23-August 3, 2014 at Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre, performing at the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre, 1460 University Drive, Winchester, VA 22601. For tickets to Mary Poppins, call the box office at 540-665-4569 or 877-580-8025.

Photo Credit: Alan Lehman

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Photo Flash: Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre's MARY POPPINS Continues Through Aug 3
The Banks Family (Jack Rowles, Tara Michelle Gesling, Ella Schnoor, and Tyson Francis) wait for change to come to Cherry Tree Lane.

Photo Flash: Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre's MARY POPPINS Continues Through Aug 3
Practically Perfect: Mary Poppins (Catharine Kay) with Jane (Ella Schnoor) and Michael (Tyson Francis) Banks

Photo Flash: Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre's MARY POPPINS Continues Through Aug 3
Jolly Holiday: Bert (Patrick Clealand Rosé), Mary Poppins (Catharine Kay) and Jane (Ella Schnoor) and Michael (Tyson Francis) in the park.

Photo Flash: Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre's MARY POPPINS Continues Through Aug 3
Spoonful of Sugar: Mary Poppins (Catharine Kay) with Jane (Ella Schnoor) and Michael (Tyson Francis)

Photo Flash: Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre's MARY POPPINS Continues Through Aug 3
Spoonful of Sugar: Winifred Banks (Tara Michelle Gesling) with Jane (Ella Schnoor), Robertson Ay (R.C. Hiers), and Michael (Tyson Francis)

Photo Flash: Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre's MARY POPPINS Continues Through Aug 3

A Man Has Dreams: George Banks (Jack Rowles) receives a visit at the bank from Jane (Ella Schnoor), Mary Poppins (Catharine Kay), and Michael (Tyson Francis)

Photo Flash: Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre's MARY POPPINS Continues Through Aug 3
Step in Time: Mary Poppins (Catharine Kay), Bert (Patrick Clealand Rosé), and the ensemble

Photo Flash: Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre's MARY POPPINS Continues Through Aug 3
Winifred Banks (Tara Michelle Gesling) tucks in Jane (Ella Schnoor) and Michael (Tyson Francis)

Photo Flash: Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre's MARY POPPINS Continues Through Aug 3
Anything Can Happen: Michael (Tyson Francis), Jane (Ella Schnoor), Winifred (Tara Michelle Gesling), and Mary Poppins (Catharine Kay)

Photo Flash: Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre's MARY POPPINS Continues Through Aug 3
The Banks Family With Kite: Jack Rowles, Tara Michelle Gesling, Ella Schnoor, and Tyson Francis

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