Theatre Productions


Woodlawn Arts Academy presents several theatre productions each year, including three musicals featuring students in second through eighth grades. In 2012, we partnered with with Sauk Valley Community College and Sterling High School’s Centennial Auditorium to form the Sauk Valley Theatre Alliance, which annually puts on a Theatre in the Park production on the outdoor stage behind the Academy. Additionally, we offer outreach theatre programs with Dixon Public Schools, as well as Rock Falls Middle School through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant with the Sterling-Rock Falls Y.

Tickets for our student productions are $6 each (cash or check only) and go on sale to the public approximately three weeks prior to the performance. All seating is general admission. Watch social media if you’re waiting to purchase tickets at the door because we often sell out early!


Woodlawn Arts Academy
Proudly Presents

Friday, April 5, 2019 at 7pm; Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 2pm and 7pm; and Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 2pm at Sauk Valley Community College

Tickets are $6 each (cash or check only), available at Woodlawn Arts Academy beginning at 9am Monday, March 18, 2019.

A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film

Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman

Book by Julian Fellowes

New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe

Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh

Adapted by iTheatrics under the supervision of Timothy Allen McDonald

Original London and Broadway Production Credits:

Produced by Cameron Mackintosh and Thomas Schumacher

Co-Choreographer: Stephen Mear

Lighting Design: Howard Harrison

Scenic and Costume Design: Bob Crowley

Co-Direction and Choreography: Matthew Bourne

Directed by Richard Eyre

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins Jr. s presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

Bert: Tyler Zepezauer

George Banks: Ian Gordon

Winifred Banks: Ava Prior

Jane Banks: Molly Oliver

Michael Banks: Henry Oberg

Katie Nanna: Carly McGowan

Mrs. Brill: Leah Kuehl

Robertson Ay: Owen Winters

Mary Poppins: Anna Hutchison

Neleus: Brett Cumberland

Bird Woman: Remington Collins

Miss Smythe: Sarah Wetzell

Chairman: Kyle Knutsen

Von Hussler: Keenan Pierson

John Northbrook: Blake Johnson

Mrs. Corry: Elizabeth Childers

Miss Andrew: Autry Prior

Policeman: Tarek Khawaja

Messenger: Nathaniel Burger

Sweep 1: Carolin Childers

Sweep 2: Allie Prior

Sweep 3: Brinley Francis

Sweep 4: Gianna Sagel

Sweep 5: Avery Moran

Sweep 6: Cory McGowan

Statues: Kathleen Keesey, Morelia Vargas

Vagrants: Owen Gaffey, Micah Graff, Kyle Hutchison, Augie Knutsen, Nate Lobdell, Quinn Stahr, Christopher Wadsworth, Daven Whaley

Honeybees: Ellie Aitken, Lelaina Block, Taylor Folsom, Reyna Jibbens, Britney Kump, Ainsley McLaughlin, Ava Pazera, Paige Reitzel, Alivia Schmidt, Teagan Snead

Park Strollers: Ellie Aitken, Lelaina Block, Nathaniel Burger, Caroline Childers, Elizabeth Childers, Remington Collins, Taylor Folsom, Brinley Francis, Owen Gaffey, Micah Graff, Kyle Hutchison, Reyna Jibbens, Blake Johnson, Tarek Khawaja, Augie Knutsen, Kyle Knutsen, Britney Kump, Nate Lobdell, Carly McGowan, Cory McGowan, Ainsley McLaughlin, Avery Moran, Ava Pazera, Keenan Pierson, Allie Prior, Autry Prior, Paige Reitzel, Gianna Sagel, Alivia Schmidt, Teagan Snead, Quinn Stahr, Christopher Wadsworth, Sarah Wetzell, Daven Whaley

Kite Flyers: Ellie Aitken, Lelaina Block, Nathaniel Burger, Caroline Childers, Elizabeth Childers, Remington Collins, Brett Cumberland, Taylor Folsom, Brinley Francis, Owen Gaffey, Micah Graff, Kyle Hutchison, Reyna Jibbens, Blake Johnson, Kathleen Keesey, Tarek Khawaja, Augie Knutsen, Kyle Knutsen, Britney Kump, Nate Lobdell, Carly McGowan, Cory McGowan, Ainsley McLaughlin, Avery Moran, Ava Pazera, Keenan Pierson, Allie Prior, Paige Reitzel, Gianna Sagel, Alivia Schmidt, Teagan Snead, Quinn Stahr, Morelia Vargas, Christopher Wadsworth, Sarah Wetzell, Daven Whaley

Clerks: Ellie Aitken, Lelaina Block, Nathaniel Burger, Caroline Childers, Elizabeth Childers, Remington Collins, Brett Cumberland, Taylor Folsom, Brinley Francis, Owen Gaffey, Micah Graff, Kyle Hutchison, Reyna Jibbens, Kathleen Keesey, Tarek Khawaja, Augie Knutsen, Britney Kump, Nate Lobdell, Carly McGowan, Cory McGowan, Ainsley McLaughlin, Avery Moran, Ava Pazera, Allie Prior, Autry Prior, Paige Reitzel, Gianna Sagel, Alivia Schmidt, Teagan Snead, Quinn Stahr, Morelia Vargas, Christopher Wadsworth, Daven Whaley

Customers: Ellie Aitken, Lelaina Block, Nathaniel Burger, Caroline Childers, Brinley Francis , Remington Collins, Brett Cumberland, Taylor Folsom, Owen Gaffey, Micah Graff, Kyle Hutchison, Reyna Jibbens, Blake Johnson, Kathleen Keesey, Tarek Khawaja, Augie Knutsen, Kyle Knutsen, Britney Kump, Nate Lobdell, Carly McGowan, Cory McGowan, Ainsley McLaughlin, Avery Moran, Ava Pazera, Keenan Pierson, Allie Prior, Autry Prior, Paige Reitzel, Gianna Sagel, Alivia Schmidt, Teagan Snead, Quinn Stahr, Morelia Vargas, Christopher Wadsworth, Sarah Wetzell, Daven Whaley

Sweeps: Ellie Aitken, Lelaina Block, Nathaniel Burger, Elizabeth Childers, Remington Collins, Brett Cumberland, Taylor Folsom, Owen Gaffey, Micah Graff, Kyle Hutchison, Reyna Jibbens, Blake Johnson, Kathleen Keesey, Tarek Khawaja, Augie Knutsen, Kyle Knutsen, Britney Kump, Nate Lobdell, Carly McGowan, Ainsley McLaughlin, Ava Pazera, Keenan Pierson, Autry Prior, Paige Reitzel, Alivia Schmidt, Teagan Snead, Quinn Stahr, Morelia Vargas, Christopher Wadsworth, Sarah Wetzell, Daven Whaley

Director: Faith Morrison

Music Director: Mardi Huffstutler

Assistant Director: Dawn Arndt

Stage Director: Ashley Aurand

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”


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