Lindsey Bliven stars as everyone's favorite flying nanny in Walnut Street Theatre's Mary Poppins which began performances Nov. 4 at Philly's history Walnut Street Theatre. She documented a recent two-show day for us!
PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Practically Perfect Two-Show Day With Walnut Street Mary Poppins Leading Lady Lindsey Bliven
The piece is directed by Wayne Bryan, current producing artistic director of Music Theatre Wichita, with choreography by Linda Goodrich.
In addition to Bliven and David Elder, the cast also features Jeffrey Coon, Rebecca Robbins, Cameron Flurry, Grace Matwijec, Jacob Wilner, Nicky Torchia, Jenny Piersol, Joey Abramowicz, Ellie Mooney, Bill Van Horn, Mary Martello, Owen Pelesh, Andrew Eckert, Tyler Foy, Deborah Jean Templin, Minami Yusui, Michael Warrell, Christopher Shin, Megan Schmidt, Kerri Rose, Aren Duffy, Nathan Esser, Cameron Scot Slusser, Erin Burgmayer, Mindy Dogherty, Andrew Leggieri, Sophia Henkel, Marco Porras, Victoria Rose, Gabrielle Schoener, Julianna Zannikos, Giuliana Burzzese, Anthony Flamminio, Skylar Raye Noyes, Megan Nutt and Sophia Zalipsky.
Press notes describe the production as follows: "Based on the classic Disney film, Mary Poppins is the story of a mysterious nanny who magically appears at the Banks household in Edwardian London to care for Jane and Michael Banks. Adventure abounds as she whisks them away to meet dancing chimney sweeps, shopkeepers and an array of colorful characters. Featuring an irresistible story and a score including the Academy Award-winning "Chim Chim Cher-ee," "A Spoonful of Sugar," "Feed the Birds," "Step in Time" and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," audiences will discover a world where "Anything Can Happen!”