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Camelot Theatre presents, Mary Poppins.

 
 
 
 
 
Outlet: Tickets can be purchased online at www.CamelotTheatre.org and by phone or in person at the theater box office. BOX OFFICE HOURS: 12 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and one hour before performances. For tickets, call the Camelot Box Office at 541-535-5250 or online at CamelotTheatre.org. Camelot Theatre is located at the corner of Talent Ave. and Main Street in Talent.
 
The holiday season is going to be Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious as Mary Poppins flies onto the Camelot Theatre stage, November 29th through December 31st, 2017.

Everyone’s favorite nanny takes the stage in this musical adventure! The jack-of-all trades, Bert the chimney sweep, 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 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 she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it." Mary Poppins is an irresistible story with unforgettable songs such as “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Feed the Birds,”  “Step in Time” and the classic “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”

Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received 44 major theatre awards from around the globe, Mary Poppins has captivated audiences for generations with its enchanting story, unforgettable songs and dazzling dance numbers.

Camelot is proud to introduce Stefani Potter, in her first Camelot performance, as the practically perfect Mary Poppins. Rigo Jimenez returns to Camelot as Burt the Chimney Sweep. The role of George Banks is played by Erik Connolly and Jon Oles, and Kelly Jean Hammond plays Winifred Banks. The Banks’ children, Michael and Jane will also introduce two new actors to Camelot, Dean Cropper and Ava Code.  Also in the cast are Beatriz Abella, Link Baldwin, Maxwell Bruhn, Carrie Ann Eve, Nick Hammond, Jael Hanson, Mason Hill, Magill Echo Lowe, Melanie Marie, Coco Channel Mahon, Ella Nelson-Mahon, Will Ransom, Alanah Rilatos, Jonah Santana, Jack Seybold and Dianna Warner.

Camelot’s Artistic Director, Roy Von Rains, Jr., will direct Mary Poppins. Rains believes, “the true magic of the show, can be found in its message. The message that a family is stronger when they stick together, that love is the most wonderful thing and never, ever go through a day without trying to make somebody else’s life just a little bit better.” Sarah Gore is Assistant Director and Choreographer, with Nico Hewitt as Set Designer, Addie Hall is Costume Designer, Jake Hastings is Stage Manager and Music Director is Karl Iverson.

Mary Poppins runs November 29th – December 31st. There will be a special Pay-What-You-Can Preview performance on Wednesday November 29th. Tickets are $18 for the Thursday, November 30th Preview. All other regular performances are $29-$36. Tickets can be purchased online at www.CamelotTheatre.org , by phone or in person at the theater box office.

Artist Biographies

Stefani Potter – Mary Poppins. Stefani Potter is in the final stages of earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts at Southern Oregon University. You may have seen her in various roles at SOU; some include Wendla in Spring Awakening, Steph in Reasons to Be Pretty, Musician in The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui, and Lady in The Lady of Larkspur Lotion. Next year Stefani will be playing Gertie Cummings in The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s production of Oklahoma! and understudying Desdemona in Othello.

​Rigo Jimenez – Bert, the Chimney Sweep. Rigo is ecstatic for this outstanding production, and making it his 13th production here at Camelot in the 5 years that he's been with this theater. He was last seen this season as Galahad and Herbert's Father in Spamalot, he also sang and danced the night away in Spotlight on the Day the Music Died, and was Louise and Willie Lopez in Ghost the Musical. He values what this theater has brought him and looks forward to see what 2018 has in store for him. He would also like to congratulate the cast and crew for all their time and commitment to make this a spectacular show.

Erik Connolly – George Banks. Erik, an opera-trained tenor, most recently appeared at Camelot as Neil Diamond in Spotlight on Neil Diamond, Emile deBeque in select performances of South Pacific, and in Spotlight on Peter, Paul & Mary.  Other roles at the Theatre include Lawrence in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Che in Evita, Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar, and Caleb in The Spitfire Grill. He has also appeared in a number of Camelot Spotlight productions, including Roy Orbison, Simon and Garfunkel, Jerry, Perry, and Dean, Irving Berlin, and Steve & Eydie.
Jon Oles – George Banks. Jon started his acting career with Camelot back in 2008 and has appeared in such shows as Sweeney Todd, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and White Christmas. After a long time gone, he is extremely excited to be back on this stage that he saw built all those years ago.
 
Kelly Jean Hammond - Winifred Banks. Kelly Jean is excited to be back in Southern Oregon after living in Portland, where she was last seen as the title role in The Mystery of Edwin Drood.  Other favorite roles include Lucy in Jekyll and Hyde, Marguerite in The Scarlet Pimpernel, April in Company, Blanche in Dialogues of the Carmelites, Erste Dame in The Magic Flute, Ulla in The Producers, the title role in Suor Angelica, and Mary in It's a Wonderful Life.  Kelly Jean has also toured extensively abroad, performing with The Opera Academy of Rome, The Siena Summer Music Festival, and Operafest di Roma.  
Dean Cropper – Michael Banks. Dean loves singing and dancing and loves the opportunity to pair both of these passions together on stage! He has enjoyed performing in other theatre projects at his school, Willow Wind. Outside the theatre, he enjoys playing LEGO with his brother, running, biking, and taking piano lessons.
Ava Code – Jane Banks. Ava is 12 years old and attends Ashland Middle School. This is her first main stage show at the Camelot. Some of her previous roles are the Toymaker in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Aaron Schultz in Legally Blonde The Musical, Grandma Georgina in Willy Wonka, and Ensemble in Aida. She has done several years in Ashland Children’s Theatre. She also enjoys reading and playing with her animals. 
 
Just the facts…

Play: Mary Poppins

Playwright: Julian Fellowes

Co-Created by: Cameron Mackintosh

Based on: The Mary Poppins children’s books by P. L. Travers, and the 
1964 Walt Disney film.

Music & Lyrics: Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman, George Stiles 
and Anthony Drewe

Directed by:  Roy Von Rains, Jr.

Starring: Stefani Potter, Rigo Jimenez, Erik Connolly, Kelly Jean Hammond, and Jon Oles

Production Run: November 29 – December 31, 2017

Location:  Camelot Theatre, 101 Talent Ave at Main St., Talent, OR

When:  Preview (Pay-What-You-Can), Wed., November 29th, 8:00 pm

Preview, Thursday, November 30th, 8:00pm

Opening Night, Friday, December 1st and runs through December 31st. Performances are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday Matinee at 2 p.m.

Christmas Eve Matinee, Sunday 12/24 @ 2 p.m.

New Year’s Matinees, Sat., 12/30 and Sunday 12/31 @ 2 p.m.

Prices:   Tickets are $18 for the November 30th Preview. Regular 
reserved seating ticket prices are $29-$36. 

Photo submitted by Camelot Theatre.


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