FOSTER CITY, CA (October 18, 2016) – This holiday season, Hillbarn Theatre – the Peninsula’s premier community theatre company – will present Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, the magical high-flying musical that has swept the hearts and imaginations of families around the globe.
Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins follows the story of young Jane and Michael who have sent many nannies packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of common sense – and a little bit of magic – she teaches the family members how to value each other again. This delightful musical features favorite Mary Poppins tunes including “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “Jolly Holiday,” “Let’s Go Fly a Kite,” “Step in Time,” and “Chim Chiminey.”
The recipient of nine Olivier and seven Tony Award nominations – including Best Musical – Mary Poppins will run November 25–December 18, 2016 at Hillbarn Theatre (1285 East Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City). Performances are Wednesdays—Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
Press night for Mary Poppins will be Saturday, November 26, 2016. Single tickets range in price from $45 – $48 and are available now by calling 650.349.6411 ext. 2 or visiting www.hillbarntheatre.org.
Led by Caitlin McGinty as everyone’s favorite nanny, Mary Poppins features *Jim Ambler as Burt, *Abby Haug as Mother, Fred Feizollahi as George Banks, Katie Maupin as Jane and Andrew Marheineke as Michael. The cast also includes Darlene Batchelder, Holden Boger, Noah Boger, Rebecca Carteris, Evelyn Chan, Alyson Chilton, Gary Giurbino, Sarah Hammond, Katherine Stein, Tristan Howard, Ron Lopez, Jr., Jen Martinelli, Elana Ron, Katherine Stein, Jay Thulien, Molly Zwiebach, Paul Estioko, Regina Quigley, Susie Toussaint, and Kyle Arrouzet.
Directed by Dan Demers, the creative team for Mary Poppins includes music director Gregory Cheng and choreographer Michelle Shannon.
Hillbarn Theatre would like to acknowledge its 2015–16 company sponsors: Foster City Islander, The Buljan Group, Peninsula Beauty, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Rotary Foundation and Penelope’s Coffee & Tea.
*Actors appear courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association (AEA)
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ABOUT HILLBARN THEATRE
Since 1941, the historic Hillbarn Theatre has served the San Francisco Bay Area by embracing this founding ideal – to create theatre with the community, for the community, striving always for excellence in production and education. Hillbarn has won a Theater Critics Circle Award, was accepted at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival, was honored with several mayoral proclamations for excellence in theatrical production and education, and received three Dean Goodman Awards for Artistic Excellence.
For more information or to schedule an interview with the director or actors, contact Vivi Uribe at ViviU@charleszukow.com | 415.296.0677