“Just as I thought: Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way.”
~ Mary Poppins
December 21, 2015
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL: KWP Productions has some ‘supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’ entertainment in store for audiences of all ages when their production of Mary Poppins opens at the William T. Dwyer High School Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens on January 8th. The show will run through January 17th.
Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the beloved Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stage craft.
KWP Productions’ Kimberly Rommel-Enright will direct the production, which will feature Victoria Devereaux as Mary, and Sean Gogan as Bert.
“Perhaps one of the most iconic and memorable movies of my childhood was Mary Poppins,” says Rommel-Enright. “I have always loved all things Disney, so as adult I am thrilled to be able to produce and direct Disney shows such as Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan and now Mary Poppins. It allows me an opportunity to relive my childhood and to share that with an audience.
The bar is set pretty high when you choose to bring stories, characters, and songs that audiences know and love to life – and this updated version definitely retains the magic – and the music – of the original.
“I am blessed with a very talented cast with whom I have entrusted these well known characters,” she continues. “And this show is also an opportunity for many of our younger actors to be in a mainstage production and to work alongside professional actors learning and growing in their craft. Some of my favorite moments during rehearsal are when I can sit back and listen to songs being rehearsed or watch a dance being taught and practiced. I am often found grinning ear to ear and tapping my feet. The music is infectious as is the energy and enthusiasm of the cast. That is one of the things that makes this company so special – the love and joy we have for each other and for the work, and that we get to share that with an audience.”
“The music is vibrant and uplifting,” Lindsay White, the show’s choreographer says. “It has inspiring lively dance numbers including “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and our big tap number, “Step in Time”. Choreographing Mary Poppins has reminded me to open my eyes to the magical things that happen all around me every day.”
“It is an absolutely amazing experience transforming into the iconic role of Mary Poppins,” says Victoria Devereaux. “I have been performing with KWP through many shows; I’ve played Ariel in The Little Mermaid and most recently Morticia in The Addams Family, but this is one of my favorite roles. I am delighted to be a part of this lovely and amazingly talented cast and I’m ecstatic to share this show with everyone.”
Sean Gogan, who plays Bert agrees. “It is very challenging to take on such a well known role as Bert in the musical Mary Poppins,” he explains. “But I am very excited about the opportunity to make the character my own in our KWP Production version of this classic tale, while staying true to the story everyone knows and loves. I am grateful for the opportunity to learn new and challenging things through my work with KWP from learning silks in Tarzan to tap dancing for Mary Poppins. This show in particular is full of energy, fun, and lessons like “anything can happen if you let it!” I can’t wait to share our practically perfect nanny with the South Florida Community!”
Mary Poppins will run fromJanuary 8 – January 17, 2016 at William T. Dwyer High School Theatre. Tickets for Mary Poppins range from $27 – $15. Tickets may be purchased at the on line at http://kwpproductions.com or by phone at 561-339-4687.
For more information about Mary Poppinsand/or KWP Productions, please visit http://kwpproductions.com , or Kimberly Rommel-Enright Managing Director at firstname.lastname@example.org /561-339-4687/561-352-5671 or Carol Kassie (email@example.com / 561-445-9244).
January 8 – 17, 2016
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
$27 – Adults – Front Orchestra
$25 – Adults – Back Orchestra
$25 – Students W/ID – Front Orchestra
$23 – Students W/ID – Back Orchestra
$18 – Seniors (55+)/Children (2-10) Front Orchestra
$15 – Seniors (55+)/Children (2-10) Back Orchestra
To purchase tickets on line: http://kwpproductions.com
Friday & Saturday at 7 pm
Saturday & Sunday at 2 pm
All performances will take place at
William T. Dwyer High School Theatre
13601 North Military Trail
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 3341
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About KWP Productions:
KWP Productions is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of performers and theatre goers. “We love working with professional actors and young people to create shows for young and old alike. Through our productions we strive to teach our young actors about the craft of acting as well as the process it takes to create a full scale production. Our auditions are open to the public.For those who come to see our shows we hope to instill a lifelong love of theatre. We endeavor to create a magical experience they will remember for years to come.”
KWP Productions also provides a full range of theatrical classes in Jupiter for children, teens and adults.For more information call 561-339-4687