Complete Casting Announced for Toronto Engagement of Mary Poppins

News   Complete Casting Announced for Toronto Engagement of Mary Poppins Complete casting has been announced for the Toronto engagement of Mary Poppins, which will begin performances at the Princess of Wales Theatre Nov. 10 for a limited engagement through Jan. 8, 2012. The opening night is scheduled for Nov. 12.

Rachel Wallace, who previously understudied the title role in the touring production, will star as Mary Poppins with original Broadway company member Nicolas Dromard as Bert.

The cast will also feature Laird Mackintosh as George Banks, Blythe Wilson as Winifred Banks, Valerie Boyle as Mrs. Brill, Dennis Moench as Robertson Ay, Q. Smith as Miss Andrew, Janet MacEwen as The Bird Woman and Mike O’Carroll as Admiral Boom. The role of Jane Banks will be alternated between Camden Angelis and Annie Baltic; the role of Michael Banks will be alternated between Reese Sebastian Diaz and Dakota Ruiz.

Rounding out the cast are Josh Assor, Jacob ben Widmar, Elizabeth Broadhurst, Arielle Campbell, Debra Cardona, Hannah Chin, Eric Coles, Anthony Christian Daniel, Kiara Danielle, Elizabeth Earley, Tyler Foy, Molly Garner, Eric Giancola, Mark Harapiak, Eric Hatch, Benjamin Howes, Lisa Kassay, Matthew Warner Kiernan, Koh Mochizuki, Michael Dean Morgan, Chuck Rea, Sam Strasfeld, Nic Thompson, Madeline Trumble, Michelle E. White and Neka Zang.

Richard Eyre directs Mary Poppins, which features choreography and co-direction by Matthew Bourne and boasts original songs from the film — with music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman — as well as new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Julian Fellowes wrote the book.

The musical also features set and costume design by Bob Crowley, co-choreography by Stephen Mear, lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design Steve Canyon Kennedy, orchestrations by William David Brohn, musical direction by James Dodgson, musical supervision by David Caddick, tour director Anthony Lyn and associate choreographer Geoffrey Garrett. Tickets are available at the Princess of Wales Box Office, online at mirvish.com. To charge tickets, call Mirvish at (416) 872-1212 or (800) 461-3333. For more information visit www.marypoppins.com.

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