ROCKPORT — Tickets are on sale for the fall Camden Hills Regional High School musical Mary Poppins. Performances will be November 8, 9, 15, and 16, at 7 p.m.; and Sundays, November 10 and 17, at 2 p.m.
The classic, based on the series by P.L. Travers and produced with permission of Music Theater International (MTI), is set around London, and takes audiences on a magical adventure with the “practically perfect” nanny, Mary Poppins (Julianna Day, Annabel Parker) as she helps the Banks family “turn themselves right side up,” according to CHRHS, in a news release.
Appearing with the wind, the whimsical nanny comes in response to an advertisement written by two “adorable” children, Jane Banks(Lorelei Rademacher, Maren Kinney) and Michael Banks (Preston Henderson, Adelaide Harbaugh), and takes the children on adventures in London with her jack of all trades companion, Bert (Bradlee Watts, Wesley Henderson) where they encounter dancing statues, the kind Bird Woman (Audrey Leavitt), the mysterious Mrs. Corry (Kate Kemper), life sized toys, the mean nanny, Miss Andrew (Robyn Walker-Spencer), chimney sweeps, and a trip amongst the stars.
All the while, the children’s parents, George (Kevin Bergelin) and Winifred (Aly Shook) must overcome their own set of problems including George’s employment suspension at the behest of his boss, the Bank Chairman (Joshua Kohlstrom) and Winifred’s questioning of her role in the family.
With some comic relief provided by the Bank’s nosy housekeeper, Mrs. Brill (Elaine Landry), and houseboy, Robertson Ay (Ruben Feldman), the cast is completed with an ensemble that includes singers, dancers, and other named characters such as Katie Nanna (Alice Moskowitz), Miss Lark (Sophie Ernst), Admiral Boom (Nate Stanley), the Policeman (Leo Feldman), the Park Keeper (Abi Hammond), Neleus (Isaiah Doble), Mr. Von Hussler (Nigel Wilton), Mr. Northbrook (Caleb Edwards), and Valentine (Tanner Hilt).
The 2019 CHRHS production team will include Gretchen Henderson (stage director and choreographer), Joani Mitchell (accompanist, pit band director), Kim Murphy (choral director), Tom Heath and Rick Ash (tech directors), Jane Self (producer), Terri Ralston (hair and makeup advisor), and Heidi Kopishke (costume design).
Junior, Thia Allen is the lead set designer and has been working on the project since before the school year began. Sophomore, Oliver Worner will be working on lighting design with the Strom Tech Club. Junior, Elias Porter will be running the sound including 20 wireless microphones. Junior, Jasper Berryman-Moore is the lead carpenter and stage manager.
Hair and Makeup design is being headed up by Abi Hammond. Senior, Cyndal Emerson is director’s assistant and in charge of prop acquisition, along with sophomore, Brian Bland. Seniors, Jan Low and Svea Delevett are assisting with costume design.
Tickets may be purchased online at stromtickets.com. Tickets are also available by calling the Strom Box Office at 236-7800, ext. 3282 and in person at the high school office after school.
Advanced Reserved seat tickets are $15, General Admissions are $12 adults/$8 seniors, students. At the door, reserved seats are $18 and General Admission tickets are $14/10.