The San Antonio premiere of MARY POPPINS opens tonight, Friday, September 30 at 8 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre as part of the Cadillac Broadway in San Antonio 2011-12 season. San Antonio's most eagerly awaited stage production begins a limited two-week engagement and will play 15 performances through Sunday, October 9. MARY POPPINS plays Tuesdays through Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m., Sundays at 1 and 6:30 p.m. and one weekday matinee performance on Wednesday, October 5 at 2 p.m.
"Thus far sales have exceeded our expectations, but there are still great seats available" said Kirk Feldmann, CEO, Arts Center Enterprises. Tickets for MARY POPPINS start as low as $28 and are available by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 982.ARTS (2787), www.ticketmaster.com or at all Ticketmaster outlets including the Majestic Box Office. The Majestic Box Office does not accept single ticket orders over the phone; all ticket sales must be made in person. Majestic Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday hours vary weekly, call (210) 226.3333 to verify. Orders for groups 10 or more may be placed by calling (210) 226-5967.
With four productions currently running on three continents, MARY POPPINS is one of the biggest stage musical successes to emerge from London or New York in recent years. Worldwide to date, the six productions of the show have grossed over $605 million, welcomed 8.5 million guests and cumulatively run 12 years. The musical is the winner of 44 major theatre awards around the globe, including Tony®, Olivier, Evening Standard and Helpmann awards, Australia's highest performing arts honor.
The entire original creative team has reunited to bring this magical story of the world's most famous nanny to audiences around North America. The MARY POPPINS North American Tour began performances on March 25, 2009 and has played to two million delighted theatergoers in 30 cities to date.
Rachel Wallace will star as "Mary Poppins" while original Broadway company member, Nicolas Dromard, will assume the role of "Bert".
Joining Wallace and Dromard will be Laird Mackintosh as "George Banks", Blythe Wilson as "Winifred Banks", Rachel Izen 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." Performances in the role of "Jane Banks" will be alternated between Camden Angelis and Annie Baltic. Performances in 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.
MARY POPPINS, a co-production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh, opened on Broadway on November 16, 2006. Based on P.L. Travers' cherished stories and the classic 1964 Walt Disney film, MARY POPPINS the stage play features the Academy Award®-winning music and lyrics of Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. The stage production has been created, in collaboration with Cameron Mackintosh, by Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes, who has written the book, and the Olivier Award-winning team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, who have composed new songs and additional music and lyrics.