Shreveport Little Theatre Academy’s box office will open November 27 at noon for their production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins JR. Adapted for young performers, with a score by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, Mary Poppins JR. is based on one of the most popular Disney movies of all time. The Broadway musical played for over 2,500 performances and received multiple Olivier and Tony Awards nominations. Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect Broadway Junior 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.”
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins JR. is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs and breathtaking dance numbers. This show is a perfect opportunity to showcase a strong, iconic female performer, as well as unique special effects and illusions.
The musical will be directed and choreographed by Laura Beeman Nugent with music direction by Liesl Cruz. The cast will be led by Laura Parker as Mary Poppins and Ramsee Petzold as Bert. Supporting cast members include Max Ellis, Catherine Ross, Laney Morgan, Collin McNeely, Riley Wilcott, Cassidy Smith, Natalie Davis, Sachiri Henderson, Jack Horton, and Maggie Wise.
In addition to Nugent and Cruz, the crew includes technical director and set construction Stephen Scarlato, properties mistress Gerry Castellani, costume coordinator Peggy San Pedro, and lighting designer Julie Edwards. Kelly Berne, SLTA Coordinator, and Adam Philley, Academy Musical Director, will supervise the production.
Performances are scheduled for December 14th at 6:00 p.m., December 15th at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 pm, and 5:00 p.m., and December 16th at 2:00 p.m.
All tickets are $15.
Tickets can be purchased online at shreveportlittletheatre.com, and by calling or visiting SLT’s box office at 812 Margaret Place, noon – 4 p.m. weekdays, (318) 424-4439.