Artwork by Kai Cruz '23

Artwork by Kai Cruz ’23

The Valley Catholic Drama Department will present their spring production, “Mary Poppins” on Feb. 24-26 and Mar. 3-5 at Kelly Auditorium. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:00 p.m. Sunday matinees begin at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online. Tickets purchased online will be available at “will call” on the day of the performance.

Tickets are $10. Mary Poppins is appropriate for all ages.

“It’s very exciting to be able to perform a musical that is so well-loved by generations of families. We’re having so much fun in rehearsals, and can’t wait for audiences to see the show. It’s also wonderful to have middle school and high school students performing in the musical together for the first time in three years!” said director Ginnie Paterson.

Synopsis

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

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.”

Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, and breathtaking dance numbers. (Source: Musical Theatre International)

Mary Poppins Cast and Crew

Valley Catholic’s production features 36 cast and crew members, including 28 high school students and eight students from Valley Catholic Middle School.

High School Ensemble
Anoosheh Azeem
Bird Woman / Miss Andrew / Ensemble (MP U/S)

Ana Bateman
Winifred Banks / Ensemble

Jacob Bomber
Park Keeper / Von Hussler / Ensemble

Keiragan Ewanchuk
Jane Banks

Dylan Gentry
Bert

Cate Hapeman
Katie Nanna / Annie / Ensemble

Justin Harvey
Admiral Boom / Bank Chairman / Ensemble (George U/S)

Samatha Lilli
Miss Lark / Fanny / Ensemble

Will MacNaughton
Roberton Ay / John Northbrook / Ensemble (Bert U/S)

Riya Mathew
Mary Poppins

Sophia McNassar
Mrs. Corry / Queen Victoria / Ensemble

Cameron Presnell
Mrs. Brill / Neleus / Ensemble (Winifred U/S)

Joshua Rhein
Michael Banks

Charlie Trabosh
George Banks / Ensemble

Leiya Tope
Miss Smythe / Policeman / Ensemble

High School Ensemble roles include: bank clerks, park goers, chimney sweeps, shop customers, etc.

Middle School Ensemble
Zoya Azeem | Ensemble
Millie Gotze | Valentine / Ensemble (Michael U/S)
Emma Gorger | Ensemble
Adhya Karthik | Ensemble
Rhea Kosanam | Doll / Ensemble
Joanna Lilli | Ensemble
Satya Semenchalam | Teddy Bear / Ensemble
Ava Thuret | Mr. Bunch / Ensemble (Jane U/S)

Middle School Ensemble roles include: kite flyers, toys, statues, chimney sweeps, etc.

Stage Crew 

Kaylee Arbaugh | Stage Manager
Karinne Aiello | Asst. Stage Manager
Kai Cruz | Asst. Stage Manager

Tech Crew
Chanelle de la Paz
Marcella Hansen
Jacob Jackson
Rhys Karasaki
Jack Pranger
Luke Pranger
Rafael Rael
Bella Risser
Emma Risser
Megan Wallace