The Taieri Musical & DKCM Ltd Production of

Mary Poppins Dunedin Production

6 new shows added!
THE SUPERCALIFRAGILISTIC INTERNATIONAL HIT IS COMING!
DUNEDIN18-27 MAY 2017
The Regent Theatre

News and Updates

Let’s Go Fly a Kite Day at The Oval

Thursday 13th April 2017

Let’s Go Fly a Kite Day is your chance to fly your own kite at The Oval, bounce on the bouncy castle and be in to win some amazing prizes including tickets to the show! All the while you can keep fueled up with a BBQ sausage sizzle and coffee cart!

Date and Time:
30th April – 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Kite Making at Mitre 10 MEGA

Thursday 13th April 2017

Get down to Mitre 10 MEGA and make your very own Mary Poppins kite. The friendly team from Mitre 10 and The Hits will be available to help you make your creation, which you can fly at The Oval on Let’s Go Fly a Kite Day. You can also munch on some bacon butties, meet the cast, get your photo taken and be in to win tickets to see the show!

"You can have your own set of wings"

Dates and Times:
25th April 7:00am – 8:30am
26th April 12:00pm – 2:00pm
27th April 12:00pm – 2:00pm
28th April 12:00pm – 2:00pm
29th April 12:00pm – 2:00pm
30th April 10:00am – 12:00pm

Mary Poppins Chalk Drawings at Wall Street Mall

Thursday 13th April 2017

Mary Poppins Chalk Drawings at Wall Street Mall

Come along to Wall St Mall to create your own chalk artwork (just like Bert’s drawings in the Disney movie), meet some of the cast (including Mary herself, Bert, Mr Banks, Jane and Michael) and be in to win some SUPERCALIFRAGLISTIC prizes!

Dates and Times:
18th April 12:00pm – 2:00pm
19th April 12:00pm – 2:00pm
20th April 12:00pm – 2:00pm
21st April 12:00pm – 2:00pm

MARY POPPINS – SPREADING SCHOOL HOLIDAY MAGIC!

Thursday 13th April 2017

Mary Poppins will be landing at the Regent Theatre, Dunedin on 18 May but before that she will be spreading lots of magic and excitement this school holidays!

Come check out some SUPERCALIFRAGILISTIC activities being held at Wall Street Mall and Mitre 10 Mega to help you have a JOLLY HOLIDAY these school holidays!

6 New Shows Added!

Friday 3rd March 2017

6 New Shows Added!

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND - 6 NEW SHOWS ADDED!
THAT'S RIGHT!, NOW YOU HAVE MORE CHANCES TO BE ENTHRALLED, CAPTIVATED AND ENCHANTED WITH THIS BRAND NEW PRODUCTION OF DISNEY & CAMERON MACKINTOSH’S GLOBAL SENSATION!

Join Mary Poppins, Bert, Jane, Michael, George and Winifred Banks and the many other beloved and colorful characters as the Regent Theatre is transformed into ‘Cherry Tree Lane’ in what is being hailed as the must see theatrical event of 2017.

Spanning generations this production is sure to sell-out as we bring the irresistible story, breath-taking dance numbers and spellbinding magic of Mary Poppins to life.

Featuring all the songs we’ve come to love including Practically Perfect, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, A Spoonful of Sugar, Feed the Birds, Jolly Holiday, Step in Time and Anything Can Happen - the stage is set for a truly uplifting and magical experience!

Produced and directed by the same team that bought us the sell-out seasons of Mamma Mia!, Les Miserables and Grease: The Arena Spectacular LIVE! – this is a family theatrical event you don’t want to miss in 2017!

Mary Poppins Cast Local

Friday 18th November 2016

Over one hundred hopefuls sang, tapped and acted their way through a grueling weekend of auditions in the hope they would secure a role in the 2017 international hit musical, ‘Mary Poppins’ - set to be staged at the Regent Theatre in May.

Producers of Grease: The Arena Spectacular Live and Mamma Mia! fame - Taieri Musical and DKCM, were quick to heap praise on the local talent saying the calibre of performers auditioning was staggering.

Executive Producer Tania Graham said, “I am delighted that we have secured such a high calibre cast for Mary Poppins! The audition process was both exciting and exhausting as we were spoilt for choice across the myriad of roles Mary Poppins offers”.

Well-known local actress Nadya Shaw-Bennett won the leading role made famous by Julie Andrews in the 1964 Disney and Sherman brothers classic based on the books by P.L Travers.

Having recently returned from two years in London she is delighted to be given the opportunity to bring the extraordinary and strange, neat and tidy, delightfully vain yet very particular, and sometimes a little frightening, but always exciting role of Mary to life.

“Like most families, I grew up with Mary Poppins and to now be given the opportunity to bring her to life in a production of this scale is just so exciting full of exploration and challenges – I cannot wait to get started”, Shaw-Bennett says.

Alongside her playing the confident everyman made famous by Dick Van Dyke is Evan Fenemor. A formidable talent he brings a wealth of theatre experience to the role having played a multitude of lead roles with his most recent being Roger in Grease: The Arena Spectacular Live.

He says of his appointment, “To be honest, I’m still coming to terms with the significance and enormity of being cast as Bert. He’s such an iconic role and to be asked to bring a such a beloved character to life is a tremendous gift for me to receive as an actor. This is going to be a wonderful journey and a wonderfully magical show!”

Four children have been cast to play the roles of Jane and Michael Banks. They are Lucas McLeod, Grace Johnston, Joseph Kelly and Samantha McCormick.

Opening at the Regent Theatre in May 2017 the spectacular musical, is set to enthrall, captivate and enchant audiences not only in Dunedin, but across New Zealand.

Set to be staged in nine cities including Dunedin, Hamilton, Wellington, Invercargill season completed), Blenheim, Tauranga, Rotorua, Napier and New Plymouth, this production has an all new creative team creating the lavish and vibrant costumes, magical set, classic choreography and extraordinary technical wizardry to enable Mary to fly.

12 chorus backing vocalists complete a cast of 47.

Mary Poppins opens at the Regent Theatre on 18 May 2017 for four shows only.

Earlybird bookings open 26 November. Book at www.marypoppinsdunedin.co.nz

A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers
and the Walt Disney Film

Book by
Julian Fellowes

New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by
George Stiles and Anthony Drewe

Co-Created by
Cameron Mackintosh

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

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