Jenny Powers and Rob McClure Will Star in Muny Mary Poppins
By Andrew Gans
Principal casting has been announced for the sixth show of The Muny's 95th season, Disney and Cameron Mackinstosh’s Mary Poppins, which will play the famed outdoor venue July 25-Aug. 2.
The production will be directed by Gary Griffin with choreography by Alex Sanchez.
Jenny Powers will star in the title role with Rob McClure as Bert. Joining them will be Erin Dilly as Winifred Banks, Stephen Buntrock as George Banks, Elizabeth Teeter as Jane Banks, Aidan Gemme as Michael Banks, James Anthony as Admiral Boom, Zoe Vonder Haar as Mrs. Brill, Anthony Christian Daniel as Robertson Ay, Laura Ackermann as the Bird Woman and Rebecca Finnegan as Queen Victoria.
For the first time in The Muny’s history, a character will fly over the Muny audience thanks to flying-effect company ZFX.
“This is a thrilling team and cast,” said Muny executive producer Mike Isaacson in a statement. “They promise to take the Muny audience to new heights, which is also something we’ve taken rather literally. It’s going to be an evening of true Muny magic.”
Mary Poppins is based on the “Mary Poppins” series of children’s books by P.L. Travers and the 1965 Disney film of the same name. The musical features a book by Julian Fellowes, music and lyrics by the Academy Award-winning Sherman Brothers, and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.
The Muny production features scenic design by Michael Schweikardt, sound design by Jason Krueger, lighting design by Seth Jackson, video design by Nathan Scheuer and costume design by Nancy Missimi. Michael Horsley serves as the musical director, and the production stage manager is Nevin Hedley.
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