Music Theatre of Wichita first presented this witty and pun-filled adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling” in 2001, and was privileged to record the original American cast
album. A superb family show, with plenty to delight both kids and adults, HONK! combines a wonderful message about inclusiveness with a tuneful, genuinely funny score from the team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, currently represented on Broadway for their musical contributions to the Cameron Mackintosh – Disney Company stage version of Mary Poppins.
“A Musical Tale of “The Ugly Duckling”
Music by George Stiles
Book and Lyrics by Anthony Drewe
Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen
Rated G, designed for the whole family
(Running time approx. 2 hr. 20 min.)
SUSAN HOFFLANDER (Ida) Versatility is the hallmark of this performer. After seeing her performance in Bernstein Revued, Leonard Bernstein said of her, “Susan Hofflander has the voice of Jenny Tourel and the comic timing of Rosalind Russell.” And after working with her in The Phantom of the Opera, director Hal Prince agreed “Hofflander possesses an excellent voice and acting talent.” She has performed as a soloist in numerous operas and symphony orchestra concerts nationwide, with organizations such as Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Opera Theater, Florida Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Opera, Milwaukee Symphony, Skylight Opera and others. Recently, Susan made her debut at the Guthrie Theater in The Merchant of Venice, then went on to appear as Nettie Fowler in Carousel, and in the world premiere of Little House on the Prairie. Susan is delighted and grateful to return to Wichita after her debut performance in HONK! at MTW (and on its cast album), as well as Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Footloose.
STANLEY BAHOREK (The Cat) is beyond thrilled to return to MTWichita (‘Og’ in Finian’s Rainbow, Good News!, Cinderella, Fiddler on the Roof, …). Since last summer, he originated the role of Mike Taylor in the new Michael John LaChiusa musical Queen of the Mist produced off-Broadway by Transport Group, as well as originating the role of Benjamin Britten in the new musical February House at The Public Theatre in New York City. Broadway: Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Off-Broadway: See Rock City, Inventing Avi, February House and Queen of the Mist. Recent credits: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Amadeus (The Alley Theatre), Candide in Candide (The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle Footlight Award), Hunter in [title of show] (Arizona Theatre Company), Mark Cohen in Rent (Syracuse Stage & The Engeman Theatre), Jack in Into the Woods (Pittsburgh CLO). He has performed at The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Ford’s Theatre, Birdland, Barrington Stage, Goodspeed Opera House, and toured the country with the DeafWest revival of Big River. Original cast recordings of See Rock City, February House, Queen of the Mist, and HONK!. Founding member of Broadway in South Africa. Member of Actors’ Equity Association. Graduate of The University of Michigan. www.stanleybahorek.com
JODY COOK (Turkey / Bullfrog) is thrilled to be back with Music Theatre of Wichita after appearing as stage director Christopher Belling in Curtains. A native of Kentucky, Jody now lives in NYC where he recently appeared in productions of Li’l Abner (Marryin’ Sam), HMS Headwind (Abernathy), Something for the Boys (Tobias Twitch), and All American (Snopes). As a cabaret artist he has performed at Don’t Tell Mama, HA!, The Duplex, and the Algonquin Room, recently debuting his newest solo show, 37 Stories In Which I Come Off Badly. Other NY productions include revivals of Silk Stockings, Irene, Ernest in Love, and Three Wishes for Jamie. Recent productions include A Tuna Christmas at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Mr. President! at Playwright’s Horizon, Boss in the Satin Kimono at NYFringe Fest, and as Dr. Zizmor in workshops of the new musical The Wasp Woman. Regional credits include Greater Tuna, Smoke on the Mountain, How to Succeed…, Damn Yankees, All in the Timing, Dirty Blonde, Charley’s Aunt, and his solo show Husky Jeans at the J.C.Penney.
TIMOTHY W. ROBU (Drake) is delighted to be a part of this year’s MTWichita season, as well as many previous ones. Audiences may remember Tim in past roles such as John Hancock in 1776, Billis in South Pacific, the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz, Amos Hart in Chicago, Oscar Shapiro in Curtains, Mr. Feldzeig in The Drowsy Chaperone, Herbie in Gypsy, and Lazar Wolf in Fiddler on the Roof. Tim also performs at several other venues in the Wichita area, including Mosley Street Melodrama and the Crown Uptown Theatre. Tim has served as Technical Director at the Crown Theatre and Artistic Director of the children’s program there. When not working at Wichita’s fine theatres, Tim has plenty to keep him busy as father to his two daughters, Katie and Francie. An added bonus to this year’s season is the chance to perform with his talented wife Karen in three of the season’s shows. Thanks to Wayne and all the folks in Wichita who produce theatre, perform theatre, and enjoy theatre. They make the Wichita area a great place to work, live, and bring up kids in.
RYAN VASQUEZ (Greylag) is a UMich Musical Theatre Class of 2014 student. He’s thrilled to become a part of the MTWichita family for the first time this summer, and greatly enjoyed playing amorous young accountant Joe in 9 to 5. UM: Spring Awakening (Moritz), Cabaret (Cliff). Other credits include Candide (Candide), The 25th Annual … Bee (Leaf Coneybear). Love to Mom, Dad, JB, MT14, Wayne, Nancy, and all of MTWichita.
KAREN L. ROBU (Maureen/Lowbutt) happily returns for her 16th season at MTWichita, where she has been seen as Rose in Gypsy, Ursula in Disney’s Little Mermaid, Madame Thenardier in Les Misérables, Mayor Matilda Hyde in All Shook Up, Martha Watson in White Christmas, the Wicked Witch in Wizard of Oz, Emma Goldman in Ragtime, Maureen / Lowbutt in HONK!, Dolly in Annie Get Your Gun, Mayzie in Seussical, and as Golde in Fiddler on the Roof. Karen’s solo CD “Songs for My Baby” features Broadway tunes and 40′s style music, available at cdbaby.com. Her credits as a director include Children of Eden , Cotton Patch Gospel, Tuesdays with Morrie, and Violet, as well as her own original piece No Cross, No Crown, about suffragist Antoinette Brown Blackwell. Karen has also directed for MTYP, the Crown Uptown Theatre and taught classes for MGM Studio of the Dance and Camp Allegro. Karen has one more year before graduating from Phillips Theological Seminary with her Master of Divinity degree. She is currently Director of Faith Formation for Plymouth Congregational Church in Wichita.
DANI YOUNG (Margaret) is so honored to be back at MTWichita! Favorite MTW performances include Fiddler on the Roof, 9 to 5, The Producers and Les Miserables. Favorite roles include Miss Jones in How to Succeed (WSU) directed by Wayne Bryan, Pennywise in Urinetown (WSU), plus Ida in HONK! and the Witch in Into the Woods (Friends University). The biggest thanks to Wayne, Nancy, Roger, Josh, and Mary Sue for this amazing job! Lovies to Mom, Dad, John and Graham!
ALEX FINKE (Henrietta/Queenie) was thrilled to make her MTWichita debut as Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof, and loved playing the boss’s unsuspecting wife in 9 to 5. She is a recent University of Michigan graduate, hailing from Dayton, Ohio. Favorite roles include: Jane in Tarzan (Regional Premiere) at Wagon Wheel, and Vicki in The Full Monty at University of Michigan. Thanks and love to Mom, Dad, Sarah, Chris and Jimmy!
FRANCESCA AROSTEGUI (Penny/Purple Bird) is thrilled to spend her first summer at MTWichita, and enjoyed playing Chava in Fiddler on the Roof! She is a 2012 graduate from Indiana University with a BFA in musical theatre. Favorite roles include: Chrissy in Hair, Bonnie in Anything Goes, and Zaneeta in The Music Man. She would like to thank Wayne for this wonderful opportunity and sends love to her amazing family and friends!
AMY BAKER (Choreographer) is thrilled to join Wayne and the MTWichita family again, where she has choreographed Camelot and Gypsy (Mary Jane Teall Award) and was in the Resident Company for five summers, where she had the pleasure of being in HONK! eleven years ago! Amy is the Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre/ Choreographer for The School of Performing Arts at Wichita State University where she teaches tap, jazz, theatre dance and choreographs numerous productions. Her work has also been showcased at the New York Jazz Choreography Project (Alvin Ailey Studios, NYC), Traditions in Tap Showcase (NYC), the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (FL), and across northern Italy. Amy has enjoyed a professional performing career in NYC and is a proud member of Actor’s Equity. Highlights include playing Phyllis Dale on the First National Broadway Tour of 42nd Street, performing with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and Singin’ in the Rain at the Westchester Broadway Theatre. Amy is proud to have completed her MFA in Choreography from Jacksonville University and her BFA in Musical Theater from WSU. She is extremely passionate about the preservation of original Broadway choreography and mentoring students to help them make a living doing what they love. Thank goodness for family and friends who love us “Warts and All.”
THOMAS W. DOUGLAS (Musical Director / Conductor) is thrilled to be celebrating thirteen seasons with such a wonderful artistic family at MTWichita, having led 40 productions with this remarkable company. Thomas has done more than 200 musical theater, opera, orchestral and oratorio productions, including conducting Webber’s Phantom of the Opera in Switzerland. Highlights include Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Bizet’s Carmen Jones, Master Class and Mondo Mangia with the late Jillene Ringle. As the Artistic Director of the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, he is receiving acclaim for adventurous, innovative debuts and premier programs, including Carmina Burana Africana, Messiah in Space, and a presentation of standard choral masterpieces with a fusion rock band and string orchestra accompaniment. On stage he has enjoyed the roles of Caiaphas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Balthazar in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Amonasro in Aida, and Fats Waller in Ain’t Misbehavin’, both in the U.S. and in Malaysia. Thomas is on the faculty of both the Drama and the Music schools at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, is the proud recipient of the Mary Jane Teall Award, and is the Musical Director of the Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra. He is now developing his one man show entitled “Under the Influence” based on his eclectic group of musical experiences.
GEORGE T. MITCHELL (Costume Designer) happily returns to design some brand new costumes for HONK!, which he originally designed for MTWichita’s regional premiere in 2001. He has also designed Sunset Boulevard, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Pajama Game, and Damn Yankees, for MTW. George is the costume designer for “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on CBS. In addition to creating an image for the host, George designs a multitude of costumes for the nightly sketch comedy segments. He has also designed for music videos, opera, and ballet. Theaters in which his costumes have been seen include San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, and The Kennedy Center. George’s passion for costume design has made him a sought-after lecturer for graduate and undergraduate classes nationwide. Thanks to Wayne and Nancy. A big special thank you to the Costume Department for all of their hard work and dedication.
J BRANSON (Scenic Designer) For over twenty years, J Branson has been a Chicago-based designer. He is proud to have begun his theatrical career as an Apprentice at Music Theatre of Wichita 34 years ago. J’s national-tour credits include The Music Man, Beauty and the Beast and Brigadoon. Original productions include both productions for The Second City Chicago’s 2007/2008 season, Shockwave (Disneyworld), Stardust, A Room With a View, The Conversation, Jungle Man and A Tale of Two Cities. Past regional work includes Thoroughly Modern Millie, Smokey Joe’s Café, Jekyll and Hyde, Chess, The Wizard of Oz (for which J received an After Dark award), Children of Eden, Rags, Assassins, Guys and Dolls and The Pajama Game. J has an array of industrial design credits and has been honored with three National Addy Awards. In addition to the original production of HONK!, J’s many designs at MTWichita have included Hairspray, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Beauty and the Beast, The Secret Garden, Children of Eden, West Side Story, High School Musical 1 & 2, The Drowsy Chaperone, 1776, Curtains, Sunset Boulevard, and Disney’s The Little Mermaid. He has also designed the upcoming production of Legally Blonde.
EVAN SCHMIDT (Lighting Designer) is thrilled to return to MTWichita as a first time designer! As a freelance lighting and scenic designer, Evan is based in New York City. He earned his BFA in Theater from Wichita State University and his MFA in Production Design and Technology from Ohio University. Recently, he served as the Assistant Lighting Designer for the National Tour of La Cage Aux Folles. Evan has recently worked with: The Directors Company, The Santa Fe Opera, The Maltz Jupiter Theater, Indiana Repertory Theater, Cleveland Play House, Theater Under the Stars, and The Monomoy Theater.
DAVID NEVILLE (Projections) is enjoying his 29th season of “Camp MTW.” In addition to many productions at MTWichita, David has designed lighting for North Shore Music Theatre, Theatre Under the Stars, Omaha Symphony, The United States Air Force, Stage One, Ordway Music Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, The University of Michigan, Penn State University, Portland Center Stage, North Carolina Theatre, Music Theatre West, Arkansas Rep, Santa Barbara Civic Light Opera, George Street Playhouse, California Music Circus, The 5th Avenue Theatre and Off-Broadway. David’s favorite designs at MTW include Les Misérables, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Cats, Ragtime, Once on this Island, and Jesus Christ Superstar. David also teaches lighting and scenic design at Wichita State University.
DAVID MUEHL (Sound Designer) begins his seventh season as MTWichita’s sound designer, having also served as the sound assistant previously for a season. During MTWichita’s off‐season, David is the audio producer for WSU’s College of Fine Arts where he oversees audio recording and live sound for fine arts and other performances. He also serves as sound designer for WSU’s Opera and Musical Theatre programs and is the sound advisor to student musical theatre & opera sound designers and engineers. Some of his favorite sound designs have been Children of Eden, Into the Woods, Les Misérables and Wizard of Oz. David has twice been sound designer for invited productions to the Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. David has also done sound design for Wichita Center for the Arts and Cabaret Oldtown. Special thanks to Dave, Jeff and the rest of the crew of Clearwing Productions in Phoenix and Josh with Sound Kingdom and for their continued support of MTWichita.
ALENA SELLERS (Wig and Makeup Designer) is very excited to be returning for her second season as wig and makeup designer, having served as the assistant designer the previous year. She lives in Wichita and spends most of the year working at Allure Salon. She has been doing hair for fourteen years, has spent five years as an Aveda Color Educator, and is grateful for this opportunity to work with so many wonderful people. A special thanks to Sandy, Jocelyn and Anna for all your hard work this season.
LIZ SPRAY (Property Master) is in her fifth season at MTWichita and is excited to take on the role of Prop Master this year. She is a St. Louis native and has enjoyed working around the country. Most recently she has worked at Opera Theater St. Louis as an artisan for their production of Carmen. She also toured this past fall with the National Tour of The Wizard of Oz as the Prop Supervisor and Pyrotechnics Operator. Some of her favorite productions she has worked on include Deathtrap (Northern Stage), Oh! What a Lovely War (National WWI Museum), I Love a Piano (National Tour), Sunset Boulevard, Les Miserables, Drowsy Chaperone (Music Theater of Wichita), Camelot, Dr. Faustus (Utah Shakespearian Festival).
JEFF TAYLOR (Production Manager) is extremely honored to be back with this excellent cast and crew for his 11th summer at MTWichita. Throughout the years since 2000, he’s had the chance to apprentice, build, design, and even act for MTWichita, and will now be the year round Production Manager, working closely with the awesome MTW staff. A loyal Kansan, Jeff graduated from East High and earned his BA in Musical Theatre from Friends University in 2006. In 2011, he earned an MFA in Design & Technology from UMKC. Jeff would like to thank the staff of MTWichita for their support and guidance, and thanks to his wonderful family for their love.
DEREK OLSON (Technical Director) is excited to be back with MTWichita where he started in 1999 as a floater between the prop shop, paint shop, electrics, sound, and the scene shop. He ended up floating his way permanently into the scene shop. Since then he has held the title of carpenter, master carpenter, technical director and car restoration specialist. He would like to thank his wife Jenny and his two beautiful children, Phillip and Evelyn.
DEBBIE ROBERTS (Costume Shop Manager) has designed costumes for many shows here, including Curtains, Les Misérables, White Christmas, Thoroughly Modern Millie, High School Musical, State Fair, Funny Girl, The Most Happy Fella, On the Town and West Side Story, plus special costumes for Aida, My Fair Lady (all of Eliza’s gowns), Annie Get Your Gun, Man of La Mancha, Crazy for You, The Sound of Music, My One and Only, and various Festival of Broadway shows. A graduate of Friends University, Debbie received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance and Ballet. “I am so proud of the work that Music Theatre of Wichita does, it is always a pleasure to work each season. While California is home, work in the costume field takes me to New York each Christmas season to work for the World Famous Radio City Rockettes. It has been over 20 years that Wichita has been my summer home and I look forward to meeting new people and learning new skills each time. Enjoy the shows!”
ABBY STROOT (Wardrobe Supervisor) is happy to be returning for her seventh season at MTWichita. Starting in 2005 as an apprentice she has worked her way up to Wardrobe Supervisor. Last summer she took off to tour as Assistant Wardrobe with VEE Corporation’s productions Barney Live in Concert and Sesame Street Live: 123 Imagine. Abby graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. She would like to thank MTW for the opportunity to be a part of so many great productions
TIFFANY K. ORR (Production Stage Manager) is originally from Oklahoma. She currently lives in Minneapolis / Saint Paul where she is the production manger for Theater Latte Da. While in the twin cities, she has also stage managed for companies including the Pillsbury House Theatre, The Children’s Theatre Company, Theatre Latte Da, Park Square Theatre, The Playwrights’ Center, The Director’s, and the Guthrie. Previously she has worked on more than a dozen productions as part of the stage management team at the Phoenix Theatre, including Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Women, You Can’t Take It With You, Smokey Joe’s Café and The Will Rogers Follies.
EMILY F. McMULLEN (Stage Manager) is back for her 13th summer with MTWichita. Previous productions here include The Music Man, Sunset Boulevard, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Curtains, Gypsy, Crazy for You, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Producers, Les Misérables, Big River, …Forum, Seven Brides…, Sweet Charity, Phantom!, Seussical, A Chorus Line, West Side Story, Chicago, Good News!, and ShowBoat. Throughout the year, she is the Production Stage Manager at Merrimack Repertory Theatre outside of Boston. She has also stage managed for North Shore Music Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, South Coast Repertory, Capital Repertory Theater, Musical Theatre Guild, Actors Theatre of Phoenix, Broadway Texas, Theatre Emory, and The Shadowland Theatre. Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.
AMANDA BOWMAN (Assistant Stage Manager) is delighted to be returning for her 8th summer at MTWichita, and is very excited to graduate from WSU in December. During the year, she is stage manager for the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and is also a member of IATSE Local 190.
STEVE LANDES (Director of the Apprentice Program / Shopper-Buyer) is proud to return for his eighteenth summer as the Apprentice Program Director. A Wichita resident for twenty two years, Steve worked for Friends University, the Wichita Center for the Arts, and Shakespeare in the Park. Steve moved to the Kansas City area eight years ago for a teaching position. As an educator, Steve continues to be very excited about working with the apprentices in this unique training program (and MTW is deeply grateful for Steve’s creative dedication to our young people!).
JENNIFER FISHER (Signing Interpreter) I’m thrilled and honored to be back for my fourth season at MTWichita. Interpreting music theatre is my dream job and I can’t thank Wayne and his staff enough for letting me return. Music is my passion and bringing that form of entertainment to the Deaf Community has been very rewarding. I keep busy with my two wonderful girls, Kara and Stephanie, and lead the Deaf Ministry at Central Community Church. Sporadically I interpret other theatrical productions in Wichita such as Wicked (2009) and Music Theatre for Young People’s production of No Small Feat (2011). My other interpreting passion (besides MTWichita), is concerts. I’ve worked with: Castin Crowns, Michael W. Smith, Jeremy Camp, and Clay Aiken. I would like to thank my husband for his support and most importantly God for the blessings He’s given me and the opportunity to work in such an amazing place.
A History of the Musical
A History of the Musical – by Wayne Bryan
The Music Theatre of Wichita cast album of HONK! is the recording which most accurately represents the official performing version of the show. Another entertaining CD is the HONK! The Original Demo Recordings, which features the authors themselves performing earlier versions of the songs, alongside distinguished West End performers. To learn more about all the shows created by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe visit their excellent website: www.stilesanddrewe.biz
The dynamic musical theatre songwriters George Stiles (music) and Anthony Drewe (lyrics) have been writing together since they met at Exeter University over twenty years ago. So far, George and “Ants” have written seven musicals together, plus several other shows created with different writing partners.
Back in 1990, Anthony had been approached by composer Jule Styne (Gypsy, Funny Girl) about collaborating on a stage musical version of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Red Shoes.”
Six months later, Boublil and Schoenberg (Les Miserables, Miss Saigon) recruited Drewe to write for a planned animation of another Andersen story, “Thumbelina.” In preparation, Drewe went out and bought an anthology of the Danish story-teller’s renowned tales.
Unfortunately, neither of the proposed collaborations came to fruition, but the process set Drewe to thinking. Throughout their career, Stiles and Drewe had written a number of musicals, but there was one niche they had never pursued.
“I had only seen two or three family shows up to that time,” he says, ”so I went out and saw The Witches by Roald Dahl and Pinocchio on stage in England. The theaters were packed with family audiences!”
Even though George was in Australia on vacation, Anthony began poring through the entire Andersen anthology, looking for stories suitable for adaptation. He settled on “The Ugly Duckling,” feeling it was a timeless tale that people of all ages and walks of life would be able to relate to.
“Amazingly I wrote the book for the show in three days, even added ideas and song titles,” he laughs, and later, as George Stiles stepped off the plane from his holiday, he was met with the news “here’s our next show, and it opens on Nov. 18.”
Drewe wasn’t kidding. Based on having written only two scenes, he had rung up the Watermill Theatre in Newbury, one of England’s 49 regional producing theaters, with which Stiles and Drewe already had a working relationship, and sold them on the new show, initially titled The Ugly Duckling or The Aesthetically-Challenged Farmyard Fowl. It actually opened at Watermill in December, 1993, and from the outset, reaction was positive.
“The principal theme of the show is clearly the acceptance of others who may appear different for whatever reason,” he says.
“In our increasingly multicultural society school bullying, racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism, and any other “isms” you care to mention are still prevalent to varying degrees. I don’t even like the word “tolerance” as it implies having to put up with something that, in truth, one dislikes. Acceptance, compassion and understanding are far better words. The main message we wanted the audience to go away with is that being different is OK, something to be welcomed, celebrated and embraced.”
Several revisions and readings later, Stiles and Drewe approached the renowned English Actress/ Director Julia McKenzie to play the role of Ida in a new production. Drewe recalls, “She said her chick bearing years were over, but she would like to direct.”
The show, now titled HONK!, opened in the Royal National Theatre’s 1500 seat theater in December, and became an instant hit.
Meanwhile, on this side of the Atlantic, HONK! was the surprise hit of the 1999 Festival of New Works, sponsored by the National Alliance for Musical Theatre in New York, where members of the Alliance (including MTWichita) first saw it and began negotiating for rights.
In February of 2000, HONK! won the prestigious Laurence Olivier Award for “Best New Musical” over stiff competition, including The Lion King and Mamma Mia!
When it was produced at the North Shore Music Theatre near Boston, the authors crafted a slightly less British version of the script and score, more appropriate for American audiences.
The Music Theatre of Wichita production followed soon after, and it was arranged that the American Cast Album would be created at this theatre, using the MTWichita cast. This album has won international acclaim, and been sold to theatres and theatergoers all over the world.
The show has now been seen in over 8000 different productions around the world, winning many awards along the way. Anthony has personally directed it in South Africa, Chicago, Tokyo and Singapore, and has seen the show in Iceland, Denmark, Netherlands, Israel and Finland. It has also been produced in Hawaii, Germany, Sweden, Canada, Ireland, Australia. New Zealand, and Thailand as well as countless productions in the UK and USA.
Its success also paved the way for its talented creators to be assigned the happy task of creating all the new musical material for the Cameron Mackintosh / Disney production of Mary Poppins.
We are thrilled to revisit this very special show, and to be inspired again by its wit, its charm, and its marvelous messages of inclusion.