The Mollie Craft Foundation and Signature Symphony in collaboration with Craft Productions of Oklahoma present Disney & Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins from July 12-21, 2019 at the TCC VanTrease PACE, located on TCC’s Southeast Campus at 10300 E 81st St. in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The musical will mark Craft Productions of Oklahoma’s inaugural production.
Leading a company of nearly 60 local actors and students will be Broadway veterans and Northeast Oklahoma natives Kennedy Caughell as Mary Poppins and Cody Davis as Bert. Caughell, originally of Bartlesville, has appeared on Broadway in the original cast of Natasha, Pierre, and The Great Comet of 1812 as well as Beautiful: The Carole King Musical in addition to her national tour credits of Wicked and American Idiot. Davis, originally of Tulsa, has appeared on Broadway in the revival of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella in addition to the national tours of Bright Star and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.
“We are thrilled to welcome both Kennedy and Cody back to Oklahoma to star in Mary Poppins this summer,” said Artistic Director, Michael Fling. “Bringing top-tier Oklahoma talent home to entertain audiences and educate young performers is central to our company’s mission. Kennedy and Cody represent the finest that Oklahoma has to offer and will no doubt be practically perfect in the production.” Fling, also a native Tulsan, will be directing the show which will feature choreography by Chelsey Elam, and a live orchestra under the direction by Jim Gregory.
Founded originally as Theatre Arts Productions in 1994, Craft Productions of Oklahoma is a 501(c)3 organization. Under the leadership of Shari Lewis as Executive Producer and Michael Fling as Artistic Director, Craft Productions fosters an environment where children can learn the craft of professional theatre in a one-of-a-kind Broadway quality experience.
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins is based on P.L. Travers’ original stories and the 1964 Disney film. The musical boasts original songs from the film – with music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman – as well as new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Julian Fellowes wrote the book. The visual effects for the production are designed and provided by ZFX of Las Vegas.
For more information on the show please call Craft Productions of Oklahoma at 918-998-3376 or visit Craftproductions.org. Single ticket prices range from $15-$49 and can be purchased online now by visiting CraftProductions.org or by calling (918) 595-7777.