Tickets for Mary Poppins at Peoria Civic Center on sale Monday

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

The Peoria Civic Center and producers Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh announced today that tickets for the long-awaited production of Mary Poppins will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Monday.

Peoria’s most eagerly awaited stage production will begin performances at the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Oct. 30 for a limited engagement of one week ONLY. The opening night is at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at.   

With four productions currently running on three continents, Mary Poppins is one of the biggest stage musical successes to emerge from London or New York in recent years.  Worldwide to date, the show has grossed over $644 million and welcomed 9.3 million guests. The musical is the winner of 44 major theatre awards around the globe, including Tony®, Olivier, Helpmann and Evening Standard awards.   

The entire original creative team has reunited to bring this magical story of the world’s most famous nanny to audiences around North America.  The Mary Poppins North American Tour began performances on March 25, 2009 and has played to two million delighted theatergoers in 34 cities to date.

Mary Poppins, a co-production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh, opened on Broadway on Nov. 16, 2006.  Based on P.L. Travers' cherished stories and the classic 1964 Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins the stage play features the Academy Award®-winning music and lyrics of Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman.  The stage production has been created, in collaboration with Cameron Mackintosh, by Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes, who has written the book, and the Olivier Award-winning team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, who have composed new songs and additional music and lyrics.

Olivier Award-winning director Richard Eyre leads the award-winning creative team, with co-direction and choreography by Tony® and Olivier Award winner Matthew Bourne.  Mary Poppins features set and costume design by Tony® Award winner Bob Crowley, co-choreography by Olivier Award winner Stephen Mear, lighting design by Howard Harrison, orchestrations by William David Brohn, and music supervision by David Caddick.  The tour’s creative team includes Tour Director Anthony Lyn, Associate Choreographer Geoffrey Garrett, and Music Director Daniel Bowling.