Fremont Street Theater Company celebrates its 7th Anniversary
with Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s MARY POPPINS
September 7 – September 16
at Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center
150 E. Wood Street, Palatine
Performance times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film
Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Book by Julian Fellowes
New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe
Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic. 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 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.” This production is filled with great spectacle and magic for the entire family.
Directed by Madeline Franklin, Co-Director: Brett Baleskie, Choreographer: Kara Williams Posmer, Musical Director: Ken McMullen, Vocal Director: Marty Karlin
Stage Manager: Mack Anderson, Assistant Stage Manager/MA: Cassie Ryan.
Rachelle Kates as Mary Poppins
Andrew Thayer as Mr. Banks
Adam Moxness as Bert
Sophie Kaegi as Jane Banks
Courtney Miller as Michael Banks
Kristin Joy Irvin as Mrs. Banks
Tickets can be purchased at the Cutting Hall Box Office during their hours on Wednesday – Saturday, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. or calling the box office at 847-202-5222 or online at http://www.fremontstreettheater.com/
Tickets can be purchased at the door.
The magic is waiting to happen and take your breath away. But we need your support. Any amount you can donate goes towards bringing the Disney magic to the stage with our spectacular costumes and sets. Won’t you please help us? You can do so directly at https://www.gofundme.com/fremont2018campsign
All donations make a difference. Thank you in advance for your kind and generous support!
“Anything can happen ” if you come join us for Fremont Street Theater Company’s seventh production – Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s MARY POPPINS.
Over the past 6 years, we have produced quality shows that have played to sellout crowds and received numerous recognitions and awards from BroadwayWorldChicago. Our mission is to enrich, educate, and entertain the community through the experience of exceptional live theater.
Please visit our website at www.fremontstreettheater.com
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s MARY POPPINS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIshows.com