18 May 2015

Mary Poppins to Open Next Week

After months of rehearsal, the talented cast and crew of the 2015 Empire Theatres major production, Mary Poppins, are ready to raise the curtain on one of musical theatres family favourites.

The Empire Theatres seven show season of Mary Poppins, proudly sponsored by Heritage Bank, opens Thursday 28 May and runs until Sunday 7 June.

Leading the large cast is talented local singer Shannon Gralow as Mary Poppins and former professional dancer Justin Tamblyn as Bert.

Director and Choreographer, Alison Vallette said the excitement of opening night was starting to kick in for the entire cast and crew.

“As with any show, there reaches a time where the audience response is vital to give the company something to respond to… and we are ready now!” Ms Vallette said.

“This production is uniquely ours. The set design is outstanding, lighting will as always be a Tim Panitz masterpiece, costuming is spectacular and the cast without exception bring their own energy and talent to the show,” she said.

Ms Vallette said the past few months of rehearsal had been a greatly enjoyable process.

“The talent of the cast involved in this year’s Empire production is, I believe, second to none.

“Mary Poppins is a classic story of hope. In this day and age where daily life can be difficult at times, the ability to escape reality and enjoy this feel good story will be fabulous.”

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Box Office on 1300 655 299 or visit www.empiretheatre.com.au.