Practically perfect in every way!

Everyone's favorite nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure! One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it."

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, Jun 13th @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, Jun 14th @ 2:00pm
  • Friday, Jun 14th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Jun 15th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Jun 15th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Jun 16th @ 2:00pm
Tickets go on sale Monday March 25, 2024 at 5:00pm

Ticket Prices:

Lora M. Robins Theatre (Steward School):

11600 Gayton Road, Richmond, VA 23238

Show Notes:

Auditions & Callbacks
KingsWay Community Church
14111 Sovereign Grace Drive
Midlothian, VA 23114

Students who are registered for a spring CWorks class for ages 8-18 are eligible to audition. Learn more about auditions and find how how to sign up for an audition slot at

Auditions: Friday, 3/15, 4:30-10PM
Callbacks: Saturday, 3/16, 9:30AM-5:30PM
Cast List Posted: Sunday, 3/17, 5PM

(Fridays and Saturdays)
North Run Baptist Church
2100 Lydell Dr.
Richmond, VA 23228

Week 1
Friday, 3/22, 6-9PM 
Saturday, 3/23, 9:30AM-4:30PM (1st Parent Meeting from 9:30-11AM*)

Week 2
NO REHEARSAL Friday, 3/29 - Good Friday
Saturday, 3/30, 9:30AM-4:30PM

NO REHEARSAL 3/31-4/6 - Spring Break

Week 3
Friday, 4/12, 6-9PM
Saturday, 4/13, 9:30AM-4:30PM

Week 4
Friday, 4/19, 6-9PM
Saturday, 4/20, 9:30AM-4:30PM

Week 5
NO REHEARSAL Friday, 4/26 - Show Camp Callbacks
Saturday, 4/27, 9:30AM-4:30PM

Week 6
Friday, 5/3, 6-9PM
NO REHEARSAL Saturday, 5/4 - Masters Camp Callbacks

Week 7
Friday, 5/10, 6-9PM 
Saturday, 5/11, 9:30AM-4:30PM 

Week 8
Friday, 5/17, 6-9PM
Saturday, 5/18, 9:30AM-4:30PM

Week 9
Friday, 5/24, 6-9PM
Saturday, 5/25, 9:30AM-4:30PM (2nd Parent Meeting from 9:30-10:30AM*)

NO REHEARSAL 5/31-6/1 - Academy Festival

Week 10
Friday, 6/7, 6-9PM
Saturday 6/8, 9:30AM-4:30PM

*At least one parent must attend each parent meeting.
Costume Fittings and Headshots will be scheduled at a later date.

Tech Week & Performances
The Lora M. Robins Theatre at The Steward School
11600 Gayton Road
Richmond, VA 23238

Monday, 6/10, 1-9PM
Tuesday, 6/11, 1-9PM
Wednesday, 6/12, 1-9PM
Thursday, 6/13, 11AM call, 1PM IDR (Invited Dress Rehearsal), 7PM Performance
Friday, 6/14, 12:30PM call, 2PM & 7PM Performance
Saturday, 6/15, 12:30PM call, 2PM & 7PM Performances
Sunday, 6/16, 12:30PM call, 2PM Performance, followed by Closing Ceremonies & Strike


Mary Poppins

Jane and Michael Banks's new nanny. She is extraordinary and strange, neat and tidy, delightfully vain yet particular, and sometimes a little frightening but always exciting. She is practically perfect in every way and always means what she says. Should be able to move well.


The narrator of the story, is a good friend to Mary Poppins. An everyman, Bert has many occupations, including hurdy-gurdy player, sidewalk artist and chimney sweep. Bert watches over the children as well as the goings on in Cherry Tree Lane. He has charm, speaks with a Cockney accent and is a song-and-dance man.


The high-spirited daughter of Mr. and Mr. Banks, is bright and precocious but can be willful and inclined to snobbishness.


The cute and cheeky son of Mr. and Mrs. Banks. Excitable and naughty, he adores his father and tries to be like him. Both he and Jane misbehave in order to get the attention of their parents.

George Banks

The father to Jane and Michael Banks, is a banker to the very fiber of his being. Demanding "precision and order" in his household, he is a pipe-and-slippers man who doesn't have much to do with his children and believes that he had the perfect upbringing by his nanny, the cruel Miss Andrew. His emotional armor, however, conceals a sensitive soul. May speak-sing as necessary.

Winifred Banks

George's wife and Jane and Michael's mother. A former actress, she is loving and distracted homemaker who is busy trying to live up to her husband's desire to only associate with "the best people" as well as be the model wife and mother. She suffers from the conflicting feelings that she's not up to the job of "being Mrs. Banks," yet, she is, and more. She has great warmth and simplicity to her tone.

Mrs. Brill

The housekeeper and cook for the Banks family. Overworked and harrassed, she's always complaining that the house is understaffed. Her intimidating exterior is a cover for the warmth underneath. Mrs. Brill doesn't have a high opinion of nannies in general and Mary Poppins in particular.

Robertson Ay

The houseboy to the Banks family. Lazy, sleepy and grumbling, he never gets things right and believes himself to be useless.

Katie Nanna

Jane and Micahel's nanny at the beginning of the show. Overwhelmed and upset, she has absolutely had her fill of the Banks children.


A neighborhood fixture who is respected by and observant of households on his beat.

Miss Lark

The haughty next-door neighbor of the Banks family who treats her dog, Willoughby, as if her were child.

Admiral Boom

A retired Royal Navy man and neighbor of the Banks family. A physically large man with a loud and booming voice, he speaks in Navy jargon and has a soft spot for his neighbor, Miss Lark.

Park Keeper

Uniformed and officious, he makes sure no one breaks park regulations. His life is defined by rules, but he secretly hankers after his childhood.


The statue of a young boy posed with a dolphin in the park. Neleus was separated from his father, Poseidon, and misses him very much. A small and lonely being, he is very happy to befriend Jane and Michael. Strong dancer preferred.

Queen Victoria

A statue in the park.

Bank Chairman

The head of the bank where Mr. Banks is employed, is an Edwardian stuffed-shirt. He can speak/sing his lines if necessary.

Miss Smythe

The Bank Chairman's humorless secretary.

Von Hussler

A businessman seeking a loan from the bank for a shady business deal. He speaks with a German accent.

Bird Woman

Covered in a patchwork of old shawls, and her pockets are stuffed with bags of crumbs for the birds. She tries to sell her crumbs for the birds. She tries to sell her crumbs to passersby, who ignore her as if she doesn't exist. Sings "Feed the Birds."

John Northbrook

An honest business man seeking a loan to build a factory for his community. He speaks with an accent from Northern England.

Mrs. Corry

Owns a magical gingerbread shop. She is a mysterious woman of great age who perhaps speaks with an accent, to make her seem exotic.

Miss Andrew

George's overbearing and scary nanny. With her bottle of nasty-tasting brimstone and treacle to keep naughty children in line, she is a bully who only knows one way of doing things - her way.

Ensemble (Annie, Fannie, Valentine, Teddy Bear, Mr. Punch, Doll, Chimney Sweeps, Toys, Parkgoers)