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Mary Poppins was Spectacular!

The dance numbers all choreographed by Susan Turner Radin highlighted the extensive talent of Walt Whitman’s dance program. thumbnail118072
The dance numbers all choreographed by Susan Turner Radin highlighted the extensive talent of Walt Whitman’s dance program.
The Banks family L-R: George Banks played by Josh Muellers, Winifred Banks played by Jordan Logue, Michael Banks played by Pamela Carey, and Jane Banks played by Chelsea Perry will never be the same after Mary Poppins comes to stay a while. thumbnail118073
The Banks family L-R: George Banks played by Josh Muellers, Winifred Banks played by Jordan Logue, Michael Banks played by Pamela Carey, and Jane Banks played by Chelsea Perry will never be the same after Mary Poppins comes to stay a while.
Bert, expertly played by sophomore Brendan Kispert, leads his ‘Sweeps’ in ‘Step in Time.’ thumbnail118074
Bert, expertly played by sophomore Brendan Kispert, leads his ‘Sweeps’ in ‘Step in Time.’
Winifred Banks, skillfully portrayed by Jordan Logue, plays a strong hand in getting George a major promotion he wasn’t expecting.  thumbnail118075
Winifred Banks, skillfully portrayed by Jordan Logue, plays a strong hand in getting George a major promotion he wasn’t expecting.
The ensemble was featured in several high-energy dance numbers and brought tremendous support to our leading actors. thumbnail118076
The ensemble was featured in several high-energy dance numbers and brought tremendous support to our leading actors.
George Banks, played by Josh Muellers, turns the tables on the bank chairman after getting a shot of confidence from Mary Poppins. thumbnail118077
George Banks, played by Josh Muellers, turns the tables on the bank chairman after getting a shot of confidence from Mary Poppins.
Adding an authentic touch to the cast, our four-legged actor was right on cue with a bark when needed. thumbnail118078
Adding an authentic touch to the cast, our four-legged actor was right on cue with a bark when needed.
Brendan Kispert channels his inner Dick Van Dyke for a perfect rendition of ‘Chim Chimney.’ thumbnail118079
Brendan Kispert channels his inner Dick Van Dyke for a perfect rendition of ‘Chim Chimney.’
Faith Stone gives a memorable performance as Mary Poppins as she lands on cast member Max Morris in “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.’ thumbnail118080
Faith Stone gives a memorable performance as Mary Poppins as she lands on cast member Max Morris in “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.’
It’s a visual that belongs entirely to Mary Poppins adding to the magic of each performance and Sean Roschman of ZFX Flying Effects is to thank. thumbnail118081
It’s a visual that belongs entirely to Mary Poppins adding to the magic of each performance and Sean Roschman of ZFX Flying Effects is to thank.
The classic song ‘Feed the Birds’ was expertly performed by Samantha Carey as the Bird Woman, a barometer of humanity. thumbnail118082
The classic song ‘Feed the Birds’ was expertly performed by Samantha Carey as the Bird Woman, a barometer of humanity.
A special thanks to the behind the scenes crew, set creator, lighting and sound wizards, who made this great classic play hit the heights of SPECTACULAR! thumbnail118083
A special thanks to the behind the scenes crew, set creator, lighting and sound wizards, who made this great classic play hit the heights of SPECTACULAR!

Just when we think nothing could top previous Walt Whitman musicals, we experienced “Mary Poppins” on the weekend of April 13th.  The magic extended not only from the extraordinary talented actors, vocalists, and dancers but the amazing Pit Orchestra, behind the scenes crew, set creator, lighting and sound wizards, who made this great classic play hit the heights of SPECTACULAR!

The brilliant Susan Radin, Director, Producer, Choreographer, Music Director Matt Hoffman, and Vocal Coach Greg Modelewski, were the jewels in this latest stage crown who amazed ALL with heartfelt wonder. All who were a part of this show “reached for the heavens and got the stars thrown in.” BRAVO……A SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS PERFORMANCE!!!!

Congratulations to all, it was a huge success!

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CAST- Director: Susan Turner Radin

Musical Director-Matthew Hoffman

Vocal Prep-Greg Modelewski

Choreographer -Susan Turner Radin

Dance Captains -Tyler Phelan, Marianna Kliampas

Costume Designer -Susan Turner Radin

Costumer Assistants -Max Fisher, Carly Dammer

Select costumes are courtesy of Tracey Theatre Originals, Hampton NH

Lighting Designer -Alex Dollin

Set Construction -Brian Barteld of Barteld Productions

Sound Design and Tech -LJ Saburro of SDE Productions

Set/Prop Design -David Rickmers, Sophie Fyfe, Ellena Lunt, Jasmine Fradera, Thomas Silverman

Stage Manager -Sarah Nace

Asst. Stage Mangers -Cyrus Pekerak, Caleb Thomson

Dialect Coach -Jason Fisher

Lamplighter Advisor -David Rickmers

Program -Sarah Nace

Business Manager-Susan Turner Radin

Flying-Sean Roschman of ZFX Flying Effects

Assistants to Flying Director-Sophie Fyfe, Scott Martin, Isabella Sass

Flying Crew-Ms. Lauren Godbolt, Ms. Erica Reissman, Mr. Jamie Rogers

Backstage Crew: Marisa Bobal, Chris Corallo, Brian Dammer, Alexis Ga- lant, Kyle Haritonides, Ariana Levin, Gabriella Linares, Olivia Martinez, Hai- ley Rankel, Isabella Sass, Faith Tyburski

Lighting Crew: Kayla Andrews, Scott Martin, Sophie Fyfe

Sound: John Andreoni, Carl Constable, Ellena Lunt, Ashley Winch

Makeup and Hair Design: Hannah Albert, Delia Botta, Maxwell Fisher, Olivia Golembiowski, Sarah Heath, Hope Levin, Juliana Sgaraglio, Amanda Smuss, Kira Steffen, Deanna Tabibzada,

 

Bert-Brendan Kispert

George Banks-Josh Muellers

Winifred Banks-Jordan Logue

Jane Banks-Chelsea Perry

Michael Banks-Pamela Carey

Katie Nana/Miss Smythe-Julianna Sgaraglio

Policeman/Von Hussler-.Thomas Decker

Miss Lark-.Jessica Mangles

Admiral Boom-Liam Heather

Mrs. Brill-Rena Shapiro

Robertson Ay-Max Fisher

Mary Poppins-Faith Stone

Park Keeper/Mr. Punch-Jack O’Loughlin

Neleus-Max Fisher

Bank Chairman-Max Morris

Northbrook-Dalton Marzigliano

Bird Woman-Samantha Carey

Mrs. Corry-Keara Shea

Fannie — Mrs. Corry’s daughter-Julianna Chiriboga

Annie — Mrs. Corry’s daughter-Sara Crapanzano

Valentine-Alexa Beaubrun

Teddy Bear-Erin Torres

Doll-Haylee Caserta

Miss Andrews-Janna Garden

Ensemble: Alex Garden, Salma Laraki, Summer Levinsky, Lorraine Jean-Pierre, Juliet Berger, Laurette Joyce, Eliana Simanoff, Brianna White, Brianna Ruotolo, Sebastian Rosa, Tamoor Nawaz

Dancers: Marianna Kliampas, Chloe Morris, Kristin Salas, Jayda Rosene, Lia Rosario, Luisa Valencia, McKayla Charles, Ashley DiBartolomeo, Nicole Mangano, Sarah Zepeda, Summer Levinsky.

Musical Director/Conductor– Matthew Hoffman. Pit Orchestra:  Violins Jaycee Cardoso Zoey Guiliano Amanda Riha Abbie Yaeger. Bassoon: Liam Hill. Flutes: Gerardo Barraza, Gabrielle Bausano, Gabrielle Safian (Piccolo), Natasha Scott, Angela Shedlow. Clarinets: Natalie Bausano, Jessica Castagna, Abby Dinstell, Olivia Macchiarola, Esteban Maraboli, Emma Tuohy, Emily Riha. Saxophones: William Schiller III, Michael Deitch. Trumpets: Jeremy Forman, Justin Grillo, Julianna Licona,  Leila Perry. Horn: Alyssa Morisco. Trombones: Dan Curtin, Kira Steffen, Dylan Vincent. Guitar: Liam Curtin. Bass: Cal Eidinoff. Keyboards: Greg De Rosa, Greg Modelewski, Lily Soares. Percussion: Logan Slansky, Kaitlyn Allen, Caleb Sullivan, Joe Gurba.