Cast of Characters

Cast Rehearsal Information: Rehearsals start the first week of January. The cast needs to be available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3-5:30pm at Egan Hall for rehearsals. You won’t have to come to every rehearsal, but a schedule of when you need to be there will be sent out each week.  All Cast must be able to come every day (M, T, W, Th) the last two weeks before performances.*

*The present plan is to host in-person rehearsals and performances with mitigation strategies in place.  The plan is, of course, subject to change in response to COVID-19 guidelines.

Bert:  The narrator of the story, Bert is a good friend to Mary Poppins. An everyman, Bert is a chimney sweep and a sidewalk artist, among many other occupations. With a twinkle in his eye and a skip in his step, Bert watches over the children and the goings-on around Cherry Tree Lane. 

George Banks:  Husband to Winifred and father to Jane and Michael, George is a banker to the very fiber of his being. Demanding “precision and order” in his household, he doesn’t have much to do with his children and believes that Miss Andrew, his strict childhood nanny, gave him the perfect upbringing.

Winifred Banks:  George’s wife and Jane and Michael’s mother, Winifred is a loving homemaker who is busy being a mother, wife and friend.  

Jane Banks:  The high-spirited daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Banks, Jane is bright and precocious but can be willful and inclined to snobbishness. 

Michael Banks:  The cheeky son of Mr. and Mrs. Banks, Michael is excitable and naughty. He adores his father and longs desperately for his attention. 

Mrs. Brill:  The housekeeper and cook for the Banks family, Mrs. Brill is overworked and always complaining that the house is understaffed. 

Robertson Ay:  The houseboy to the Banks family, Robertson Ay is forgetful and clumsy, often bungling simple tasks. 

Mary Poppins:  Jane and Michael Banks’s new nanny, Mary Poppins is extraordinary and strange, neat and tidy, delightfully vain yet very particular, and sometimes a little frightening, but she is always exciting. She is practically perfect in every way and always means what she says. 

Katie Nanna:  Katie Nanna is Jane and Michael’s nanny at the beginning of the show. Overwhelmed and upset, she has absolutely had her fill of the Banks children. 

Park Strollers:  The Park Strollers are citizens of London who go from drab and dreary to bright and colorful as they get swept up in Mary Poppins’s adventures in the park.

Statues:  The Statues are stone sculptures. Thanks to Mary Poppins, these works of art come alive and dance with Bert and the Park Strollers.

Neleus:  Neleus is a statue who, once brought to life by Mary Poppins, is very happy to befriend Jane and Michael. 

Bird Woman:  The Bird Woman is covered in a patchwork of old shawls, her pockets stuffed with bags of crumbs for the birds. 

Honeybees:  The Honeybees are conjured by Mary Poppins to help teach the children the benefits of “A Spoonful of Sugar.” 

Clerks:  The Clerks, like George, are employees at the bank. 

Miss Smythe:  Miss Smythe is the bank Chairman’s humorless secretary. 

Chairman:  Chairman, the head of the bank where Mr. Banks is employed, is an Edwardian stuffed shirt. 

Von Hussler:  Von Hussler is a businessman seeking a loan from the bank for a shady business deal. 

John Northbrook:  John Northbrook is an honest businessman seeking a loan to build a factory for his community. 

Vagrants, Buskers, and Passerby:  Vagrants, Buskers, and Passerby are citizens of London passing by the cathedral during “Feed the Birds.” 

Mrs. Corry:  Mrs. Corry owns a magical Talking Shop. She is a mysterious woman of indeterminate age, but has plenty of spirit and is sharp as a tack. 

Customers:  The Customers are bright, colorful British citizens visiting Mrs. Corry’s Talking Shop. 

Miss Andrew:  Miss Andrew is George’s overbearing and scary childhood nanny. With her bottle of nasty-tasting brimstone and treacle to keep naughty children in line, she is a bully who only knows one way of doing things:  her way. 

Kite Flyers:  Kite Flyers consist of families flying kites in the park. 

Chimney Sweeps:  Chimney Sweeps are Bert’s cheerful, friendly, and agile friends who keep London’s chimneys in working order. 

Policeman and the Messenger:  The Policeman is a neighborhood patrol officer, and the Messenger is the person who delivers a summons to George from the bank.