'Mary Poppins" fills cast for OC production

COSTA MESA - Producers of the upcoming musical "Mary Poppins" have announced the full casting for the hit Broadway musical that opens a four-week engagement at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa on July 14.Worldwide to date, the six productions of "Mary Poppins" have grossed more than $521 million in a cumulative run of 11 1/2 years. The musical is the winner of 36 major theater awards around the globe. Steffanie Leigh, who previously understudied the title role in the touring production, will star as Mary Poppins while original Broadway company member Nicolas Dromard will assume the role of Bert. Leigh, a recent graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, has previously been seen on stage in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," "Beauty and the Beast," "Grease" and "Les Miserables," among other productions. Tickets to see "Mary Poppins" start at $22.50 and are available online at scfta.org or by calling (714) 556-2746. Tickets are available now.

********** Published: June 16, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 9