ABOUT THE SHOW: Mary Poppins

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 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 members 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 upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.” Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Book by Julian Fellowes. New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by Anthony Drewe and George Stiles. Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh. Based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film. Rated G; holiday fun for the entire family.

PERFORMANCE DATES AND TIMES

November 18 – December 18, 2022: Wednesdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm. Saturdays at 2:00pm beginning November 26.

PRESENTING SPONSOR

Mary Poppins is proudly sponsored by Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge

TICKETS

CLICK HERE for tickets.

AUDITION FOR Mary Poppins

Registration is now OPEN for Mary Poppins! Grand Rapids Civic Theatre is holding auditions for this season’s holiday musical on Friday, September 9th from 6-9pm and Saturday, September 10th from 11am-4pm.  Auditions are open to the public.  This production features a cast of 20+ adults and 2 children ages 8-12. Civic is looking for actors of all gender identities and ethnicities to fill these roles. CLICK HERE for additional information and to make your audition registration appointment.

MEET THE CAST

CLICK HERE for the cast list, to be announced in mid-to-late September.

MEET THE PRODUCTION STAFF

CLICK HERE for the production staff announcement.

BEHIND THE SCENES

Check back soon to take a look at how Mary Poppins is brought to life at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Related programs may be announced as the production draws closer.

ACCESSIBILITY RESOURCES AND PROGRAMS

We believe that all people should experience the thrill, excitement, and storytelling of live theatre. CLICK HERE to see a variety of accessible programs and services based on the needs of our community. For Mary Poppins, we’ll offer an ASL Interpreted Performance, Audio Descriptive Performance, and a Pay What You Can Preview Performance. 

DIGITAL PLAYBILL

Once the show has opened, you can CLICK HERE to access the show’s Digital Playbill. Why digital and not printed? This decision had many factors that went into it including the reduction of our paper footprint in an effort to be more climate-conscious as well as budgetary restrictions coming out of the pandemic. Digital Playbills remain archived long-term and can be accessed HERE.

MEDIA AND MARKETING

From promotional and production video trailers to local television and radio spots, you’ll find it all here. For media requests, contact Ben Greene, Director of Marketing and Engagement at b.greene@grct.org or Noddea Skidmore, Marketing and Communications Manager, at n.skidmore@grct.org.

 

 

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