WEST LONG BRANCH: The following is a press release from Shore Regional High School:
"Practically Perfect!" Mary Poppins, the iconic Broadway musical, brings a "spoonful of sugar" to Shore Regional High School from March 17 through 26!
Shore Players presents one of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's classics, Mary Poppins, at Shore Regional High School for two weekends starting March 17th. With music by the Academy Award-winning Sherman Brothers, this stage adaptation follows a similar story to the novel written by P.L. Travers and the 1964 Disney film. Senior Olivia Rescigno will star as Mary Poppins, with David LaPorta as Mr. Banks, Danielle Bristol as Mrs. Banks, Isabella Antoon as Jane, and Jack Hester as Michael. Rounding out the cast are Jared Cohen, Jake Cecero, Felicia Aschettino, Nick Troncoso, Maggie Harvey, Georgi Schnappauf, Rachel Primavera, Taylor Sniffen, Hailey Katzenberger, Colin Ahearn, Ryan Kozak, Anthony Nannarello, Kayla Young, TJ Macaluso, Max Cameron, Sarah Farber, Skylla Silva, Corey Karpe, Summer Ward, Tiffany Parrino, Gianna Cappillo, Danielle Fisher, Ellie George, Megan Kelly, Cape Miele, Sadie Moran, Luiza Morais, Isabella Whitaker and Saylor Whiteman.
Performances are March 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 & 26 - Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00PM and Sundays at 2:00PM. A special preview performance for senior citizens will be offered on Thursday, March 16th at 7:30PM. Advance Tickets: $10 (Adults), $5 (Students/Seniors). All tickets after March 16: $15. Advance purchase strongly recommended. Buy tickets online at https://sp.booktix.com. For ticket information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This family classic tells the story of the relationship between British banker Mr. Banks, his wife, and their two "impossible" children. When Mr. Banks hires the mysterious and magical Mary Poppins as the children's new nanny, she immediately endears herself to the kids. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "anything can happen if you let it."
The musical first opened on Broadway in 2006, after being performed at the West End in 2004. Laura Michelle Kelly won the Olivier Award for her role as Mary Poppins in 2005, and once on Broadway, the show was nominated for seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Vibrant Mary teaches the Banks children lessons of life, love, and music through some of the most memorable songs such as "Spoonful of Sugar," "Let's Go Fly a Kite," and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."
Full of classic tunes from the stage and film, extraordinary performances, and exciting choreography, MARY POPPINS is a timeless and heartwarming musical the whole family to enjoy. It's sure to be a "Jolly Holiday!"
Director Todd Aikens, winner of the 2014-15 Basie Award for Best Direction of a Musical, is enjoying his 7th season of leadership with Shore Players. He is best known for his affiliation with the hit musical Grease (Mr. Aikens toured nationally as the slick, fast-talking disc jockey, Vince Fontaine). Mr. Aikens is also a Shore Players alum. Rounding out the production staff of Mary Poppins are Asst. Director, Lindsay Wood, Choreographer Tara Eccles-Frye, Music Director Dr. Jeff Unger, and Producer, Randee Skloff.
Shore Players Presents Mary Poppins, March 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 & 26 - Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00PM and Sundays at 2:00PM.