Children's Theatre of Western Springs to present beloved musical 'Mary Poppins Jr.'

The Children's Theatre of Western Springs is putting on "Mary Poppins Jr.," a practically perfect family-friendly show that promises to enchant audiences of all ages. This beloved classic will be brought to life by a talented cast of young performers.

Join them for this magical journey as Mary Poppins takes the stage from Dec. 8-17 at the historic Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Ave. in Western Springs. This heartwarming production is a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday season with your family and friends.

Based on the timeless stories of P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, "Mary Poppins Jr." features all your favorite songs, including "Chim Chim Cher-EE," "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," and "A Spoonful of Sugar."

The show follows the adventures of the Banks family, as they learn valuable life lessons from the magical and enigmatic Mary Poppins.

"Theatre of Western Springs is proud to bring this enchanting tale to our community," said Nick Corpora Brandt, director and children's theater director at the Theatre of Western Springs. "Our talented cast and crew have worked tirelessly to ensure that this production captures the heart and magic of Mary Poppins, creating a memorable experience for our audiences."

"Mary Poppins Jr." is directed by Brandt, with musical direction by Steve Scherer and choreography by Joe Savino. The production is made possible through the dedication of enthusiastic young students, both onstage and backstage, and a team of skilled professionals who are passionate about bring this iconic story to life.

Performances will be 7 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8-17.

Ticket prices are $16 or $13 for kids under age 18.

Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at (708) 246-3380, or in person at the Theatre of Western Springs box office. Be sure to secure your seats early, as this beloved production is expected to sell out quickly.

The Theatre of Western Springs has been a cornerstone of the community for 95 years, dedicated to providing outstanding theatrical experiences for audiences of all ages. "Mary Poppins Jr." is the latest example of their commitment to quality entertainment and artistic excellence.

The Theatre of Western Springs is a community theater dedicated to providing quality entertainment to the Western Springs and surrounding communities. With a rich history spanning 95 years, the theater has a long-standing tradition of excellence in the performing arts, offering a wide range of productions and educational programs.

Cast list for "Mary Poppins Jr."

Mary Poppins: Georgia Marzo

Bert: Rae Watkins

George Banks: Jeremy Elrod

Winifred Banks: Stella Barnicle

Jane Banks: CC Smith

Michael Banks: Finnegan Loughry

Mrs. Brill: Rozlyn Piagnarelli

Robertson Ay: Owen Loughney

Bird Woman: Mireya Brkic

Katie Nanna/Banker: Lindsay Kilarski

Neleus/Sweep: Richard Kluchenek

Miss Smythe/Sweep: Zoe Vladika

Chairman: Brooke Mummert

Von Hussler: Dietrich Purvis

John Northbrook/Sweep: Michael O'Malley

Mrs. Corry/Sweep: Amaya Davis

Miss Andrew/Banker: June Marzo

Policeman/Banker: Aiden Leonard

Messenger/Servant: Eli Leonard

Featured Sweeps/Buskers: Brenna Remus, Anja Phillips, Rory Gallen, Alexa Fey, Ailyn Soller, Monika Ewert, Aria Ballard, Brett Ashley Carter, Caroline Busch, Tallulah Busch, Ella Martin, and Matilda Zeman

Statues/Sweeps/Buskers: Meredith Mikhail, Brae Medders, Ellie Ramos, and Nadia Brzek

Bankers/Sweeps: Benjamin Crandall, June Brian, and Emily Gillette

Servants/Buskers: Marie Witte, Norah Yakas, Caleb Schultz, Judah Leonard, and Brooke McMullen

Bankers/Kite Parents: Jaya Wong, Leah Wong, Bridget Hynes, Julianne Olson, Evelyn Galas, Ellie Markos, Elizabeth Tweedie, Piper Arnold, Liliana Grummitt, and Avery Simpson

Honeybees/Kite Flyers: Shane Barnicle, Ava Martin, Beau Jackson, Johnny Sachs, Penelope Vladika, Carter Schultz, and Charlotte Marco

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