Description:

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it."

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Aug 12th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Aug 13th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Aug 13th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Aug 14th @ 2:00pm
  • Friday, Aug 19th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Aug 20th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Aug 20th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Aug 21st @ 2:00pm

Ticket Prices:


The Crighton Theatre:

234 N Main Street, Conroe, TX 77301


Show Notes:

Auditions: May 31 & June 1
Callbacks:  June 2
Location: Klein United Methodist Church
                   5920 FM 2920
                   Spring, TX 77389
Rehearsals: 
      June 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28
      July 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31
      August 1, 2

Move In:  August 7
Tech Week: August 8 - 11
Performances: August 12 - 14 & 19 - 21
                            The Crighton Theatre; Conroe, TX

Artistic Team:
Director/Vocal Director - Ashlie Driver
Assistant Director - Jen Shoemake
Vocal Director - Brandon Christian
Choreographer - Mieka Phillips
Intern - Hannah Yeates
Intern - Stacey Brednich 

For more information contact Mary Ramsower, mary@cythouston.org

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Characters:

Mary Poppins

  • Laurelyn Korfhage
Jane and Michael Banks's new nanny. She is extraordinary and strange, neat and tidy, delightfully vain yet particular, and sometimes a little frightening but always exciting. She is practically perfect in every way and always means what she says. Vocal range top: C6 Vocal range bottom: Gb3

Bert

  • Lucas Olivarez
The narrator of the story, is a good friend to Mary Poppins. An everyman, Bert has many occupations, including hurdy-gurdy player, sidewalk artist and chimney sweep. Bert watches over the children as well as the goings on in Cherry Tree Lane. He has charm, speaks with a Cockney accent and is a song-and-dance man. Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: B2

George Banks

  • Stephen Driver
The father to Jane and Michael Banks, is a banker to the very fiber of his being. Demanding "precision and order" in his household, he is a pipe-and-slippers man who doesn't have much to do with his children and believes that he had the perfect upbringing by his nanny, the cruel Miss Andrew. His emotional armor, however, conceals a sensitive soul. Vocal range top: Eb4 Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Winifred Banks

  • Veronica Amandola
George's wife and Jane and Michael's mother. A former actress, she is loving and distracted homemaker who is busy trying to live up to her husband's desire to only associate with "the best people" as well as be the model wife and mother. She suffers from the conflicting feelings that she's not up to the job of "being Mrs. Banks," yet, she is, and more. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Jane

  • Hallie Majors
The high-spirited daughter of Mr. and Mr. Banks, is bright and precocious but can be willful and inclined to snobbishness. Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Michael

  • Hazel Lopez
The cute and cheeky son of Mr. and Mrs. Banks. Excitable and naughty, he adores his father and tries to be like him. Both he and Jane misbehave in order to get the attention of their parents. Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Mrs. Brill

  • Jamie Ballard
The housekeeper and cook for the Banks family. Overworked and harrassed, she's always complaining that the house is understaffed. Her intimidating exterior is a cover for the warmth underneath. Mrs. Brill doesn't have a high opinion of nannies in general and Mary Poppins in particular. Vocal range top: D#5 Vocal range bottom: F#3

Robertson Ay

  • Brian Jackson
The houseboy to the Banks family. Lazy, sleepy and grumbling, he never gets things right and believes himself to be useless. He doesn't do a lot of singing, but his "Spoonful" solo can be a fun surprise. Vocal range top: G#4 Vocal range bottom: F3

Katie Nanna

  • Katy Evans
Jane and Micahel's nanny at the beginning of the show. Overwhelmed and upset, she has absolutely had her fill of the Banks children.

Policeman

  • Kent Yeates
A neighborhood fixture who is respected by and observant of households on his beat.

Miss Lark

  • Hillary Whitmore
The haughty next-door neighbor of the Banks family who treats her dog, Willoughby, as if her were child.

Admiral Boom

  • Chris Bernard
A retired Royal Navy man and neighbor of the Banks family. A physically large man with a loud and booming voice, he speaks in Navy jargon and has a soft spot for his neighbor, Miss Lark.

Park Keeper

  • Ari Kogut
Uniformed and officious, he makes sure no one breaks park regulations. His life is defined by rules, but he secretly hankers after his childhood.

Neleus

  • Mark Doreza
The statue of a young man posed with a dolphin in the park. Neleus was separated from his father, Poseidon, and misses him very much. A small and lonely being, he is very happy to befriend Jane and Michael. This role is a wonderful opportunity to feature one of the strong dancers in your ensemble.

Queen Victoria Statue

  • Trisha Eskew
A statue in the park.

Poseidan Statue

  • Jacob Mischo

Bank Chairman

  • Brendan Peoples
The head of the bank where Mr. Banks is employed, is an Edwardian stuffed-shirt. He can speak/sing his lines if necessary. Vocal range top: D4 Vocal range bottom: C3

Miss Smythe

  • Beth Stevenson
The Bank Chairman's humorless secretary.

Von Hussler

  • Dane Kerne
A businessman seeking a loan from the bank for a shady business deal. He speaks with a German accent.

John Northbrook

  • Joshua Yeates
An honest business man seeking a loan to build a factory for his community. He speaks with an accent from Northern England.

Bird Woman

  • Angi Laird
Covered in a patchwork of old shawls, and her pockets are stuffed with bags of crumbs for the birds. She tries to sell her crumbs for the birds. She tries to sell her crumbs to passersby, who ignore her as if she doesn't exist. Sings "Feed the Birds." Vocal range top: C5 Vocal range bottom: Gb3

Mrs. Corry

  • Victoria Best
Owns a magical gingerbread shop. She is a mysterious woman of great age.

Annie

  • Charity Bryan

Fannie

  • Bethany Romo

Valentine

  • Madeline Driver

Doll

  • Hailey Wolfe

Teddy Bear

  • Travis Driver

Mr. Punch

  • Will Stevenson

Chimney Sweep Solo #1

  • Ryan Ramsower

Chimney Sweep Solo #2

  • Sean Ramsower

Chimney Sweep Solo #3

  • Jay Shoemake

Chimney Sweep Solo #4

  • Morgan Yovanovich

Miss Andrew

  • Victoria Tonsfeldt
George's overbearing and scary nanny. With her bottle of nasty-tasting brimstone and treacle to keep naughty children in line, she is a bully who only knows one way of doing things - her way. A soprano with an alto belt, there can be some heaviness to her voice along with range. Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: Gb3

Messenger

  • Avery Kerne

Doorman

  • Joshua Tonsfeldt

Cherry Tree Lane Residents

  • Amy Nash
  • Angi Laird
  • Avery Kerne
  • Bennett Sigler
  • Beth Stevenson
  • Chris Bernard
  • Emma Kadlubar
  • Gideon Grey
  • Hillary Whitmore
  • Kent Yeates
  • Madyson Schneider

Park Strollers

  • Amanda Neyland
  • Amy Nash
  • Annie Tenhet
  • Bethany Romo
  • Celeste Wilson
  • Dane Kerne
  • Drew Kadlubar
  • Emilie Schneider
  • Emma Erwin
  • Exa Nix
  • Grace Semar
  • Hallie Kogut
  • Hillary Whitmore
  • Jacob Mischo
  • Kaitlyn Whitmore
  • Katy Evans
  • Melanie Miller
  • Melissa Wilson
  • Samuel Nash
  • Sarah McDevitt
  • Stacy Hamsher
  • Trisha Eskew
  • Ziggy Bernard

Park Kids

  • Avery Kerne
  • Bennett Sigler
  • Eli Hamsher
  • Emma Kadlubar
  • Emma Lou Evans
  • Gideon Grey
  • Isaac Hamsher
  • Madyson Schneider
  • Nathan Pruyn
  • Savannah Hamsher

Jolly Holiday Statues

  • Cora Howard
  • Hannah Cook
  • Jillian Herman

Jolly Holiday Dancers

  • Charity Bryan
  • Cora Howard
  • Courtney Laird
  • Hailey Wolfe
  • Hannah Cook
  • Jay Shoemake
  • Jillian Herman
  • Joshua Yeates
  • Madeline Driver
  • Mark Doreza
  • Morgan Yovanovich
  • Ryan Ramsower
  • Sarah Skouby
  • Sean Ramsower
  • Travis Driver
  • Victoria Best
  • Will Stevenson

Jolly Holiday Ensemble

  • Elise Driver
  • Emerson Welch
  • Emma Jackson
  • Kate Kronenberger
  • Katie Miller
  • Mia Garcia
  • Samantha Kerne
  • Victoria Tonsfeldt

Bank Chorus (Precision and Order)

  • Amy Nash
  • Ari Kogut
  • Beth Stevenson
  • Bethany Romo
  • Brendan Peoples
  • Chris Bernard
  • Emilie Schneider
  • Joshua Tonsfeldt
  • Katy Evans
  • Kent Yeates
  • Matt Goodwin
  • Sarah McDevitt
  • Stacy Hamsher
  • Trisha Eskew

Cathedral Singers (Feed the Birds)

  • Amanda Neyland
  • Annie Tenhet
  • Ari Kogut
  • Brendan Peoples
  • Celeste Wilson
  • Chris Bernard
  • Dane Kerne
  • Drew Kadlubar
  • Emma Erwin
  • Exa Nix
  • Grace Semar
  • Hallie Kogut
  • Hillary Whitmore
  • Joshua Tonsfeldt
  • Kaitlyn Whitmore
  • Kent Yeates
  • Matt Goodwin
  • Melanie Miller
  • Melissa Wilson
  • Samuel Nash
  • Ziggy Bernard

Talking Shop Customers (Supercalifragilistic)

  • Bethany Romo
  • Charity Bryan
  • Cora Howard
  • Courtney Laird
  • Elise Driver
  • Emerson Welch
  • Emma Jackson
  • Hailey Wolfe
  • Hannah Cook
  • Jacob Mischo
  • Jay Shoemake
  • Jillian Herman
  • Joshua Yeates
  • Kate Kronenberger
  • Katie Miller
  • Madeline Driver
  • Mark Doreza
  • Mia Garcia
  • Morgan Yovanovich
  • Ryan Ramsower
  • Samantha Kerne
  • Sarah Skouby
  • Sean Ramsower
  • Travis Driver
  • Victoria Best
  • Victoria Tonsfeldt
  • Will Stevenson

Toys (Playing the Game)

  • Emma Lou Evans
  • Hailey Wolfe
  • Jay Shoemake
  • Kaitlyn Whitmore
  • Katie Miller
  • Madeline Driver
  • Morgan Yovanovich
  • Samantha Kerne
  • Savannah Hamsher
  • Travis Driver
  • Will Stevenson

Chimney Sweeps (Step in Time)

  • Charity Bryan
  • Cora Howard
  • Courtney Laird
  • Elise Driver
  • Emerson Welch
  • Emilie Schneider
  • Hailey Wolfe
  • Hannah Cook
  • Jay Shoemake
  • Jillian Herman
  • Madeline Driver
  • Mark Doreza
  • Morgan Yovanovich
  • Ryan Ramsower
  • Sarah Skouby
  • Sean Ramsower
  • Stacy Hamsher
  • Victoria Best

Kite Flyers (Let's Go Fly a Kite)

  • Avery Kerne
  • Bennett Sigler
  • Eli Hamsher
  • Emma Jackson
  • Emma Kadlubar
  • Emma Lou Evans
  • Gideon Grey
  • Isaac Hamsher
  • Kate Kronenberger
  • Madyson Schneider
  • Mia Garcia
  • Nathan Pruyn
  • Savannah Hamsher

Constellation Dancers (Anything Can Happen)

  • Annie Tenhet
  • Celeste Wilson
  • Drew Kadlubar
  • Emma Erwin
  • Emma Jackson
  • Hallie Kogut
  • Kaitlyn Whitmore
  • Kate Kronenberger
  • Melanie Miller
  • Mia Garcia
  • Samuel Nash

Residents of London

  • Amanda Neyland
  • Amy Nash
  • Angi Laird
  • Annie Tenhet
  • Ari Kogut
  • Avery Kerne
  • Bennett Sigler
  • Beth Stevenson
  • Bethany Romo
  • Brendan Peoples
  • Brian Jackson
  • Celeste Wilson
  • Charity Bryan
  • Chris Bernard
  • Cora Howard
  • Courtney Laird
  • Dane Kerne
  • Drew Kadlubar
  • Eli Hamsher
  • Elise Driver
  • Emerson Welch
  • Emilie Schneider
  • Emma Erwin
  • Emma Jackson
  • Emma Kadlubar
  • Emma Lou Evans
  • Exa Nix
  • Gideon Grey
  • Grace Semar
  • Hailey Wolfe
  • Hallie Kogut
  • Hannah Cook
  • Hillary Whitmore
  • Isaac Hamsher
  • Jacob Mischo
  • Jamie Ballard
  • Jay Shoemake
  • Jillian Herman
  • Joshua Tonsfeldt
  • Joshua Yeates
  • Kaitlyn Whitmore
  • Kate Kronenberger
  • Katie Miller
  • Katy Evans
  • Kent Yeates
  • Madeline Driver
  • Madyson Schneider
  • Mark Doreza
  • Matt Goodwin
  • Melanie Miller
  • Melissa Wilson
  • Mia Garcia
  • Morgan Yovanovich
  • Nathan Pruyn
  • Ryan Ramsower
  • Samantha Kerne
  • Samuel Nash
  • Sarah McDevitt
  • Sarah Skouby
  • Savannah Hamsher
  • Sean Ramsower
  • Stacy Hamsher
  • Travis Driver
  • Trisha Eskew
  • Victoria Best
  • Victoria Tonsfeldt
  • Will Stevenson
  • Ziggy Bernard

Cover - Mary Poppins

  • Victoria Tonsfeldt

Cover - Bert

  • Mark Doreza

Cover - George Banks

  • Brendan Peoples

Cover - Winifred Banks

  • Angi Laird

Cover - Jane

  • Samantha Kerne

Cover - Michael

  • Emma Lou Evans

Cover - Mrs. Brill

  • Katy Evans

Cover - Robertson Ay

  • Ryan Ramsower

Cover - Bird Woman

  • Melissa Wilson

Cover - Mrs. Corry

  • Bethany Romo

Cover - Miss Andrew

  • Victoria Best