Chimney sweeps who step in time. Those precocious, kite-flying Banks children. The bird woman on the cathedral steps. A spoonful of sugar. That mysterious nanny who’s practically perfect in every way.
These iconic images and many more will come to life on the stage in Theatre TJC’s production of “Mary Poppins,” Disney’s musical retelling of the classic tale by P.L. Travers.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 23-25, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, in Wise Auditorium, on the TJC main campus.
Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for seniors and students. The TJC Box Office opens Wednesday, Feb. 15, and box office hours are noon-6 p.m. weekdays during the run of the show. For reservations, call 903-510-2212.
The TJC spring musical is a long-standing tradition, bringing together the considerable talents of the school’s music, theater and dance departments.
“There is absolutely nothing that compares to the excitement and energy of live theater,” said production director Denise Weatherly-Green, TJC theater professor.
“From the costumes, sets and lighting to our live orchestra and exciting musical numbers, our students and faculty have poured everything they have into this production. It’s a spectacular show.”
Music director is Andrea Trent, TJC voice professor.
Choreographer is Carolyn Hanna, TJC Academy of Dance director.
Assistant director is Brittany Puente of Grand Prairie. Stage managers are Lauren Fields of White Oak, and Grace Lutterell of Diana. Assistant stage manager is Lucy Salto of Longview. Fly rail captain is Stone French of Whitehouse.
Characters, cast members and their hometowns are: Mary Poppins, Victoria Dickson of Tyler; Bert, Ethan Beam of Bullard; George Banks, Levi Hawkins of Hughes Springs; Winifred Banks, Ashton Eichelman of Hawkins; Jane Banks, Skyler Brumit of Troup; Michael Banks, Zach Combs of Tyler; Katie Nanna, Katlyn Lamar of Wills Point; Policeman/Chorus, Patrick Bassham of Whitehouse; Miss Lark/Chorus, Rita Roman of Quitman; Admiral Boom/Chorus, J.W. McFarland of Bullard; Mrs. Brill Robertson, Nicki Dempsey of Tyler; Robertson, Bradon McQueen of Mount Vernon; Park Keeper/Chorus, Trey Andrews of Canyon; Neleus, Oliver Howard of DeSoto; Poseidon, Trey Treadway of Gilmer; Bank Chairman/Chorus, Jacob Taylor of Tatum; Bank Tellers/Chorus, Kristina Butler of Raleigh, Miss., Katlyn Lamar of Wills Point, Tyler King of Marshall Island, Dustin Thomas of Daingerfield; Von Hussler/Chorus, Gerardo Carreon of Tamaulipas, Mexico; Northbrook/Chorus, Bryce Neel of Troup; Bird Woman/Chorus, Nadine Booth of Tyler; Mrs. Corry/Chorus, Holly Tarkon of Chugiak, Alaska; Fannie/Chorus, Emilie Casper of Tyler; Annie/Chorus, London Hibbs of Tyler; Valentine/Chorus, Walker Delk of Tyler; Ragdoll/Chorus, Alyssa Whitaker of Tyler; Nutcracker/Chorus, Chris Fisher of Tyler; Toy Soldiers/Chorus, Trey Treadway of Gilmer, Jonathan Hammond of Lufkin, Bryce Neel of Troup, Patrick Nussbaum of Whitehouse; Ballerina, Savannah Williams of Hawkins; China Doll/Lion Statues/Chorus, Delaney Eckhardt of Conroe and Tenesha Hall of Tyler; and Miss Andrew, Illiana Herrera of Tyler.
Chimney sweeps are: Trey Andrews, Patrick Bassham, Kristina Butler, Gerardo Carreon, Walker Delk, Delaney Eckhardt, Chris Fisher, Tanesha Hall, Jonathan Hammond, London Hibbs, J.W. McFarland, Bryce Neel, Holly Tarkon, Dustin Thomas, Alyssa Whitaker and Savannah Williams.
For more on TJC’s Cultural Arts District and upcoming events, go to www.tjc.edu/PerformingArts.