JULY 14 – 22
Based on one of the most popular films in history, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins is practically perfect in every way. Transporting audiences by umbrella to London at the turn of the last century, this Tony Award-winning stage adaptation features a magical carpet bag full of classics, including “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “Step in Time,” “A Spoonful of Sugar” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” With winds in the east and a mist coming in, somethin’ is brewin’ and about to begin!
Practically perfect for The Muny!
Performances begin at 8:15 p.m.
Muny directing credits: Matilda, Annie, The Wizard of Oz, Tarzan and Shrek. As actor: Aladdin (The Genie), Seussical (The Cat in the Hat), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Hysterium, St. Louis Theater Circle Award). Broadway: Avenue Q (Tony nomination), Beauty and the Beast and Shrek. Director: Stephen Schwartz’s The Secret Silk (Princess Cruises, writer/director), Beauty and the Beast (Maltz Jupiter Theatre), Mamma Mia! (Bucks County Playhouse); Shrek the Halls (DreamWorks Theatricals) and many more. Film/TV: Johnny and the Sprites (Disney Jr., Emmy nomination), Sesame Street (PBS Kids), Jim Henson’s Word Party and Julie’s Greenroom (Netflix), Jim Henson’s Splash and Bubbles (PBS Kids, Emmy nomination as Splash), Sunday Funday (Sirius XM On Broadway). Instagram/Twitter: Johnnytartags
Muny: Guys and Dolls (co-choreographer). Other credits: An Evening with Kelli O’Hara and The Boston Pops, as well as musical numbers for Mario Cantone on The View celebrating Barbara Walters. Associate choreographer credits: School of Rock (Broadway, U.S. national tour, Australia and Korea), The Heart of Rock & Roll (Old Globe), Ever After (Alliance). Assistant choreographer credits: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (Broadway), Harmony (Ahmanson, Alliance) and The Nutty Professor (directed by Jerry Lewis). www.patrickoneill.me
Music Director / Conductor
Muny: Guys and Dolls, A Funny Thing…Forum, Fiddler on the Roof, Into the Woods, South Pacific, The King and I and Gypsy. Broadway: An American in Paris, Mary Poppins, Lestat and Il Divo – A Musical Affair. National tours: The Lion King, Miss Saigon. Music supervision and orchestrations for John Caird and Paul Gordon’s Daddy Long Legs (off-Broadway, London, Tokyo, Seoul) and for director John Caird’s A Knight’s Tale (to be presented in 2020 with the Tokyo Philharmonic). International: Sousatzka (Toronto), An American in Paris (Paris), Honk! (Singapore and Philippines); Jane Eyre (Tokyo). Numerous regional credits include: Ragtime (Theatre Under The Stars), Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Follies (Jeff Award for music direction), Sunday in the Park with George, Children of Eden (Kennedy Center). Orchestrations for New York and Boston Pops, National Symphony, L.A. Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic.
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins transports audiences to London at the turn of the last century.
Things are not going well for the Banks family of Cherry Tree Lane. Jane and Michael are the two naughty children, and their stern father is determined to hire a no-nonsense nanny to teach his children precision and order. That’s when the practically-perfect Mary Poppins enters their lives, bringing a spoonful of magic with her. Taking the children on some jolly holidays, Mary introduces them to Bert – a jack-of-all-trades, a crew of friendly chimney sweeps and the little old Bird Woman. Pulling an invisible string here and there, Mary Poppins helps the Banks family learn to appreciate and understand each other.
This Tony Award-winning stage adaptation features the favorite characters of the 1964 Disney film and favorite songs such as “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “Step in Time,” “A Spoonful of Sugar” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” There’s plenty of spectacle, laughs and songs the whole family will keep singing after the show ends.
Drugs and Alcohol
One line of dialogue mentions rum punch, and another makes reference to smoking.
The beginning of the show reveals difficult family dynamics within the Banks household.