Based on the story we all know and love, Disney’s Mary Poppins, Jr. was designed with young performers in mind. The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s Preparatory and Community Engagement department is one of a select group of schools invited to perform this new adaptation May 5 – 7 in the Cohen Family Studio Theater.
Typically an hour long, junior musicals are fun for the whole family and are amazing educational platforms for the students who perform them. Like other junior musicals, Mary Poppins, Jr. is “beautifully developed with great additional cross-curriculum materials for teachers and directors,” Director Dee Anne Bryll said.
The students who will perform in this perfect fusion of education and entertainment are participants of CCM Preparatory’s Junior Musical Theatre Intensive program.
“The Junior Musical Theatre Intensive program provides a challenging and disciplined educational experience for students ages 9-14 who have a special interest in musical theatre,” Bryll said.
Five of the program’s students, Morgan Robbins, Malika Dinian, Esther Medlin, Colby James and Trinity Gibson, were invited to be part of iTheatrics New Works video series. Based in New York, iTheatrics is dedicated to connecting young people to quality theater programs. It sponsored a workshop of Mary Poppins, Jr. in the summer where critic Peter Filichia wrote the production “was practically perfect in every way.”
Joining the Preparatory production team is Guest Choreographer David Baum, who appeared in the ensemble of Broadway’s production of Mary Poppins. Baum choreographed “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” for CCM’s production of Mary Poppins, Jr. The Junior Musical Theatre Intensive Guest Artist Fund, through the generosity of Freddie and Myrna Gershon, made Baum’s participation possible.
We are thrilled to present this all-new version of the classic family favorite, Mary Poppins, Jr. in the Cohen Family Studio Theater May 5-7.
Dee Anne Bryll – Director/Choreographer
Rebecca Childs – Musical Director
Theron Wineinger – Scenic Designer
Justin Dudzik – Lighting Designer
David Baum – Guest Choreographer
- 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5
- 7 p.m. Friday, May 6
- 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 7
Cohen Family Studio Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati
Tickets to Mary Poppins, Jr. are $15 general, 10 non-UC students, and FREE for UC students with a valid ID. Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online now through our e-Box Office! Visit ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice for CCM Box Office hours and location.
Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.
For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors. Additional parking is available off-campus at the new U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.
For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.