WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The Stepinac High School Drama Club will be hosting its production of "Mary Poppins" beginning Friday, May 2 with four additional performances to follow.
Performances are scheduled for Friday, May 2, Saturday, May 3, Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 11 at 2 p.m.
“It is an honor to present a musical about one of the most iconic and enduring Disney characters of all time. Mary Poppins’ cultural reach is enormous; its impact is timeless and has already spanned five decades,” said Frank Portanova, Stepinac’s Drama Club director.
The classical Disney story of the whimsical, proper, and high-spirited nanny consists of a cast of nearly 100 students including the stage crew.
Christine Turturro of Croton-on-Hudson will play the leading female role as Mary Poppins, and John Guaragna of Yonkers will portray the leading male role, Bert.
Additionally, two-time Helen Hayes Award winner Chris Guzman of White Plains will play George Banks and Amelia Sasson of Mount Kisco will play Winifred Banks. And elementary school students, Avery Avellino of Cortlandt Manor and Dahlia White of Elmsford will play the spirited Banks’ children, Michael and Jane.
The rest of the cast includes students from Briarcliff Manor, Cortlandt Manor, Elmsford, Harrison, Hartsdale, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Ossining, Port Chester, Rye, Scarsdale, Thornwood, as well as the Bronx and Connecticut.
Female cast and crew members come from nearby high schools including Maria Regina High School, Good Counsel Academy, Harrison High School, Rye Neck High School, Cortlandt High School, White Plains High School, Hackley High School, Edgemont High School, Briarcliff High School and Yonkers High School.
The production will take place in the school’s Major Bowes Auditorium.
Tickets are $22 for adults and $18 for senior citizens and children under 12 and can be purchased by calling (914) 946-4800.