Mary Poppins

Frankston Arts Centre January 2016

Based on P.L. Travers’ beloved book series of the same name, Mary Poppins became an immediate hit when it premiered as a movie musical in 1964. Forty years later, Cameron Macintosh conceived of an enchanting stage musical that combines elements of Disney’s film with material inspired by Travers’ books. In the musical, Bert, a jack-of-all-trades, invites us into the world of London, England in 1910 — and, specifically, into the dysfunctional home of the Banks family. Jane and Michael, the young Banks children, have sent yet another nanny packing, dismissing these children as hopelessly and irrevocably spoiled and misbehaved. With a father who works constantly and mother who is always distracted, Jane and Michael have suffered without strong caretaking forces in their lives. Then the magical Mary Poppins flies in on the wind, bringing with her a combination of whimsy, magic, and disciplined common sense to the children’s lives. Together, they go on memorable and magical adventures — and also learn the importance of a tidy nursery and of taking the medicine they need (with a spoonful of sugar, of course.) Mary Poppins’ transformational influence does not stop with the children — eventually, she teaches the grown-ups, as well, to open up and realize that “anything can happen if you let it.”

PRODUCTION TEAM
DirectorKarl McNamara
Musical DirectorSue Fletcher
ChoreographerSteve Rostron
Production Co-ordinatorBrett Wingfield
Stage ManagerKaren Bates
Costume DesignBrett Wingfield
Set and Scenic DesignMike Fletcher
Lighting DesignJason Lord
Sound DesignMarcello LoRicco
Steve Cooke
Assistant ChoreographerMonica Sabbatucci
Tess Sabbatucci
Original Set DesignChris White
Original Costume DesignVicki Horne
Stage Projection ProgrammingAndrei Chlebnikowski
Lighting OperatorDavid Boddison-Gray
LX – Head DomePatsi Boddison
LX – Dome OperatorTina Boddison-Gray
Naomi Boddison-Gray
Brooke Van Eerden
Costume Co-ordinatorBrett Wingfield
Costume AssistantAshna Belas
Cathy Conway
Trudy MacKenzie
Maria Sabbatucci
Elise Stevens
Brenda Trickey
Projection IllustratorJames Hart
Projection AnimationsPaul Congdon
Projection PreparationKarl McNamara
Make Up Co-ordinatorKylie McMillan
Make Up AssistantCourtney Beeren
Tayla Leworthy
Emma Mansfield
Program DesignKylie McMillan
Props Co-ordinatorJane Lacey
Props AssistantAshlee Robertson
DresserCathy Conway
Eleisha Collins
Jacinta Wilson
Brett Wingfield
Set ConstructionMike Fletcher
Chris Brown
Sound OperatorSteve Cooke
Radio Mic TechnicianAngela Ginsberg
Sarah Ginsberg
Assistant Stage ManagerNicole Lylak
StagingMichael Brasser
Craig Dixon
Maddison Fletcher
Natasha Harvey
Tara Kabalan
Jez Lylak
Rhys Lylak
David Southall
Grace Stevens
Andrew Tunks
Isaac Underhill
Jeff Williams
FlymanMichael Bates
Karen Bates
Tony Hall
Mary Poppins FlyingTiny Good
Robyn Hall
Wigs Co-ordinatorTrent Whitmore
TransportAndy Parker
Front of House Co-ordinatorChris Congdon
Front of HouseBill McNeilly
Bev Woodford
Gren Sylvester
Green Room Co-ordinatorJan Lavender
Green RoomHelen Brown
Chris Congdon
Carole Cuthbertson
Company PhysioPeter Nicklen
Rehearsal PianistKathryn Leonard
Keyboard ProgrammingNathan Firmin
The Selfie CompanyGlenn Thompson
MarketingBrett Wingfield
Courtney Beeren
Kylie McMillan
Company PhotographerMike Fletcher
Zac Groenveld
Children’s ChaperoneJacinta Wilson
Company TicketsFran Boyd
Audition SecretaryBrett Wingfield
ConductorSue Fletcher
Keyboard 1Kathryn Leonard
Keyboard 2Anthony Bingham
BassPaul Congdon
CelloDebMcLeod
GuitarDarryl Barron
Horn 1Kevin Close
Horn 2Celia Mason
Percussion 1Josh Mulcahay
Percussion 2Brooke Custerson
Reed 1Paul Jenkins
Reed 2Samantha Jones
Reed 3Andrew Corbel
Trombone 1John Beckley
Trombone 2Frank Blackiston
Trumpet 1Michael Scott
Trumpet 2Andy Hicks
CAST
Mary PoppinsNadia Gianinotti
BertAndrew Perry
George BanksDaniel Ginsberg
Winifred BanksLauren Elise
Jane BanksFelicity Bertram
Michael BanksLenny Thomas
Katie NannaCourtney Smith
PolicemanChris Higgins
Miss LarkKirsty Hall
Admiral BloomPeter Jenkins
Mrs BrillJanet Reid
Robertson AyAidan Niarros
EllenStefania Gatt
Park KeeperDaragh Wills
NeleusAndrew Seymour
Queen VictoriaLiz Catford
Bank ChairmanPeter Jenkins
Mrs SmytheCara Johnston
Von HusslerJames Davies
John NorthbrookJames Davies
Bird WomanShirley Bowen
Mrs CorryLauren DeSilva
AnnieMonica Sabbatucci
FannieTess Sabbatucci
ValentineJames Davies
Miss AndrewsLiz Catford
EnsembleCallum Armstrong
Nicholas Armstrong
Nicholas Barca
Shirley Bowen
Liz Catford
Jo Corbel
Brooke Cowley
James Davies
Lauren DeSilva
Ned Ebert
Lachlan Fletcher
Tom Frost
Stefania Gatt
Rebecca Ginsberg
Gina Goss
Zac Groeneveld
Kirsty Hall
Natasha Harvey
Natalie Heels
Chris Higgins
Peter Jenkins
Cara Johnston
Sebastian Johnston
Alicia Loftus
Mark Mackenzie
Michael Mitchell
Max Rowe
Jesse Thomas
Monica Sabbatucci
Tess Sabbatucci
Andrew Seymour
Saskia Scott
Courtney Smith
Daragh Wills
Children’s EnsembleSummer Brydson
Emma Ginsberg
Zac Wilkins