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Have a jolly holiday with Mary!

This holiday season we invite you and your family to jump through a magical painting into the fantastical world of Mary Poppins. The Fulton is one of the few theatres in the country that has earned the rights to produce this international hit. The show is pure confectionary fun, with songs you know and love, like “Supercalifragilistic-expialidocious,” “A Spoon Full of Sugar,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “Feed the Birds” and countless other merry melodies. All the fun of the film is brought to life on stage in a lavish production, chock full of dancing chimney sweeps, an eclectic array of colorful characters, spectacular singing, eye-popping sets and costumes, and of course, a flying nanny like none you’ve ever met.

Mary Poppins

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

Prices vary based on day of the performance, seating location, and are subject to change based on demand.

Limited availability! Single Seats and Standing Room Only.

Prices vary based on day of the performance, seating location, and are subject to change based on demand.

Senior Tickets: ages 60 and over, Youth Tickets: ages 17 and under and full-time students with valid ID.

Note: this calendar shows only performances of this production. To see the full calendar of Fulton events, click here.

The Cast

Ahnastasia AlbertAhnastasia Albert (Fannie, Ensemble, U/S Miss Lark) Previously at the Fulton: Cinderella. Other Venues: Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, PCPA Theaterfest, Ephrata Playhouse, Walt Disney World (FL) and Disneyland (CA). Favorite Roles include: Margot in Legally Blonde the Musical; Cinderella in Into the Woods; Brenda, U/S Tracey in Hairspray. Training: Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts. Ahnastasia is thrilled to reconnect with the Fulton family after 14 years! A big thank you to my loving family and friends for all of their support! You are supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

 

Christina BelinskyChristina Belinsky (Ensemble) is ecstatic to be making her Fulton debut! A graduate of The University of the Arts with her B.F.A. in Modern Dance Performance, her regional theater credits include: A Christmas Carol, Footloose, The Producers, and Sweet Charity. She has performed throughout the US, Canada, Brazil, Spain, Russia, and most recently Israel as the dance captain of The Aluminum Show. Other credits include The Dreamland Follies, Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra, Contempra Dance Theatre, Boston Dance Company’s The Nutcracker, and The Yard. A special thank you to my Mom, Nana, and Dad!

 

Jeremy BeveridgeJeremy Beveridge(U/S Michael Banks) is excited to be working on his first production at the Fulton! He is an eighth-grade student and has been performing in musicals at school and in the community for five years. Among his favorite roles are the Magical Guide in Music of the Night, Archie in 13, the Musical, and Jesus in Godspell, Jr. Thank you to the Fulton Theatre for this opportunity!

 

 

Michael BirenMichael Biren (Neleus, Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his debut at Fulton Theatre in Mary Poppins. Tour: Billy Elliot (with Faith Prince), Cinderella (with Lea Salonga). Regional: Mary Poppins (Maine State), Gypsy (Maine State), …Forum (Goodspeed), The Drowsy Chaperone (Maine State), A Chorus Line (Ogunquit). B.A. Theatre, B.S. Biology, Muhlenberg College. Proud Equity Member. Huge thanks to Marc and the Fulton! Love to DMRSCLLB.

 

Grace BrowningGrace Browning (U/S Jane Banks) Fulton Debut. Pollock Performing Arts Center: Ida, Honk, Jr.; Sour Kangaroo, Seussical, Jr.; Duchess, Aristocats; Shere Khan, Jungle Book. Hershey Area Playhouse: Ensemble, The Music Man. Thanks Mom, Dad, sister Courtney, Grandma, Pennsylvania Regional Ballet, Roger Lentz, and Kelly Strange, for your support.

 

 

Susan CellaSusan Cella (Mrs. Brill) Previously at the Fulton: Witness for the Prosecution, Gaslight. Broadway: The Graduate, Crazy He Calls Me, Me and My Girl, Evita, On the 20th Century and Allegro and Lady in the Dark for ENCORES! National Tours: Fiddler on the Roof (opposite Topol, Theo Bikel and Harvey Fierstein) Hairspray, 42nd Street, La Cage Aux Folles, Can-Can, Me and My Girl. Regional: OtherDesert Cities, Funny Girl, Lombardi, Noises Off, Bye, Bye Birdie, Gypsy, Mame, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Boyfriend, Hollywood/Ukraine, Company, Sideman, Time and Again. TV: Person of Interest, The Sopranos, Law & Order (2 episodes), Hi Honey I’m Home (series regular), All My Children, and Follies and A Sondheim Celebration for PBS. Thank you Marc.

Chelsey ClarkChelsey Clark (Ensemble, U/S Winifred Banks) Previously at the Fulton: Ensemble/ Lady of the Lake U/S, Spamalot; Rose, Beauty and the Beast. Elsewhere: Nancy U/S, Oliver with Hugh Panaro; Annie/Kitty, Chicago; Judy, A Chorus Line; “Seasons of Love” soloist, Rent; Lorraine/ Dance Capt, 42nd Street. LOVE to BLC and the B’s; Happy 1 year of “steel”, Pops. LIVESTRONG.

 

 

Curt Dale ClarkCurt Dale Clark (George Banks) is thrilled to return to the Fulton and Lancaster for the holiday season. Previous Fulton credits include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Les Miz, Carousel, The Irish and How They Got That Way, Phantom and Singin’ in the Rain to name a few. Most recently Curt started a new “role” as the Artistic Director of Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick Maine and he hopes to see you all during the summer! God Bless and thanks for coming to live theatre at the holidays!!!!

 

Missy DowseMissy Dowse (Miss Lark, Ensemble, U/S Mary Poppins) Fulton Debut! National Tour: Louise, Gypsy. Regional: Holly in the East Coast premiere of Summer of Love; Louise, Gypsy; Millie, Thoroughly Modern Millie; Lois/Bianca, Kiss Me, Kate; Christine, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Kate, Lippa’s The Wild Party, Mary Poppins; Staged reading of Agnes of God with Talia Shire and Susan Sullivan. TV: SMASH! Love and thanks to her parents, P&C, family, friends, pups, teachers, Marc and the Fulton team, and her amazing husband, Jon! Proud pet parent to Shea (Willoughby). www.missydowse.com

 

Lauren ElledgeLauren Elledge (Jane Banks) is honored to return to the Fulton stage and to perform with this amazing cast. Previously: Dutch Apple, EPAC, Susquehanna Stage. Credits: Helen Keller (Miracle Worker), Annie (Annie), JoJo (Seussical), Susans Walker and Waverly (Miracle on 34th; White Christmas), Molly (Annie), Velda (Amish Project). Many thanks to Marc Robin, Joanne Abrom (voice), Alvina Kline (Encore Dance) and love to her fantastic family, friends, and teachers who always support her and help her realize that “Anything Can Happen If You Let It”!

 

Joseph FierbergJoseph Fierberg (Park Keeper, Ensemble) Fulton debut! Joseph is delighted to reprise his role after appearing in Mary Poppins at Maine State Music Theatre this past summer. A Connecticut native, Joseph attended Syracuse University where he received a BFA in Musical Theatre. Previous credits include: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ogunquit Playhouse); White Christmas (Syracuse Stage); Mark in A Chorus Line; Cosmo Brown in Singin’ in the Rain, and Dennis in All Shook Up (Interlakes Summer Theatre); as well as Snoopy in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Playhouse on Park). Many thanks to Marc, the folks at the Fulton, and to my family who reminds me anything can happen if you let it.

 

Grace FreemanGrace Freeman (Annie, Ensemble) Fulton Debut. NYC: Career Transitions for Dancers Gala with Randy Skinner, Lucille Lortel Awards, BC/EFA Easter Bonnet, Amigo Duende. Internationally: Hollywood to Broadway in Shanghai, China. Regionally: Singin’ in the Rain, The Wiz, Sweet Charity. NYU Gallatin graduate. Thank you family, friends, cast, and crew! Hope you have a jolly holiday with Mary!

 

Shawn GableShawn Gable (Pit Singer) is thrilled to be back at Fulton! Communications Manager at Lancaster Catholic High School by day, actor by night! Last seen at the Fulton in Miss Saigon (Ensemble) and Witness for the Prosecution (Barrister). Local Credits: Rent (Ensemble), Alan Menken’s A Christmas Carol (Young Ebenezer), The Producers (Franz Liebkind), and Seussical (Horton). Much love to my family, Kerry, Delaney and Cole for always supporting me! Thanks also to Marc Robin for this wonderful opportunity!

 

Andrew KindigAndrew Kindig (Robertson Ay, Ensemble) Andrew, a Lancaster native, is overjoyed to be at the Fulton during this Jolly Holiday season. Fulton Credits include: Joseph…Dreamcoat, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Grease, Singin’ in the Rain, Brigadoon, The Music Man, Hairspray, The Sound of Music, Annie, Carousel, Crazy for You, Seussical!, Ragtime, and Andrew is also a regular face in the Fulton Family Series. Other Regional Credits include: Angels in America, The Music Man, Rocky Horror, Cabaret, Oklahoma, Who’s…Virginia Wolff? A big thank you to Marc for every opportunity to do what I love to do. To my wife, Katie, thank you SO MUCH for making every day practically perfect.

 

Charis LeosCharis Leos (Katie Nana, Bird Woman, Ensemble) Previously at the Fulton: Ms. Crachitt, Electra in Gypsy; Dora Baily, Ms. Dinsmore in Singin’ in the Rain, ensemble, Norma U/S in Sunset Boulevard. Elsewhere: Recent credits include Rose in Gypsy at Maine State Music Theater, Maggie Jones in 42nd Street at Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Sister Hubert in Nunsense at Northern Stage, and Mavis in Church Basement Ladies 2 at the Mountain Playhouse. Premieres: Dodsworth w/ Hal Linden, Grossinger’s w/Gavin Macleod at Casa Manana Playhouse, the award winning new England premiere of Honk! at North Shore Music Theater, and 3 new musicals at Second Stage in NYC. Charis’ numerous regional credits also include roles at Portland Stage, Palace Theatre, Gateway Playhouse, Stage West, Dallas Theater Center, and the Plaza, among others. She was a featured performer in Broadway Backwards 3, 4, 5 and 6 in NYC. Check out CharisLeos.com. A proud member of AEA for over 20 years, Charis received her training at the U. of North Texas and Northwood/IASTA, as a Mary Martin scholarship recipient. CLG.

 

Chris LaretoChristopher Loreto (Pit Singer) Chris is honored to be here at the Fulton after working with Company Management for various Broadway Shows the past few years. Favorite credits: Chicago, The Music Man, The Scarlet Pimpernell, Once Upon a Mattress. Thanks to Marc for this awesome opportunity. Graduate of Lancaster Catholic H.S and The American Musical and Dramatic Academy NYC.

 

 

Danny McHughDanny McHugh (Ensemble, U/S Bert) Fulton debut! A native of Minneapolis, MN. Favorite credits include: Drew (Rock of Ages National Tour), Rum Tum Tugger (Cats), Bobby Child (Crazy for You), and singer/dancer for Holland America Cruise Lines. Love to family, friends and Jess for being practically perfect in every way.

 

 

 

 

Thomas MurphyThomas Murphy (Ensemble) is honored to be a part of this production. Broadway: Annie (Assistant to Company Manager). Regional Performances: Chicago (Dance Captain), Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash), Curtains (N.Y. Premiere), Man of La Mancha, Guys & Dolls. Choreography: Honky Tonk Angels. Many thanks to Marc and the staff at the Fulton.

 

 

Austin NedrowAustin Nedrow (Michael Banks) This is Austin’s 3rd production at the Fulton.Past credits include Child Scrooge/Tiny Tim,  A Christmas Carol; Baby Tulsa. Gypsy.  Elsewhere:  Jerome, South Pacific; Little Jake, Annie Get Your Gun; Winthrop, The Music Man; Bert Healy, Annie, Jr.  Austin’s a Conestoga Valley student and plays saxophone, drum set and traditional rope snare drum.

 

 

Buddy ReederBuddy Reeder (Valentine, Ensemble, Assistant Choreographer) is thrilled to be back on the Fulton Theatre stage! You may remember him from 42nd Street (Andy Lee), Singin in the Rain, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Spamalot or Carousel. Buddy’s credits include: A Chorus Line (Larry), Cabaret (Emcee), Cats (Mongojerrie), Legally Blonde (Grandmaster Chad / Carlos) and Kiss Me Kate (Gremio). Buddy’s director / choreographer credits include: Annie Get Your Gun, Chicago the Musical, How To Bust a Bully!, Kiss Me, Kate, All Shook Up, Some Like It Hot, Pump Boys and Dinettes, 42nd Street, Anything Goes, High School Musical Jr., The Little Mermaid Jr., Alice in Wonderland Jr. and Willie Wonka Jr.

 

Brian ShepardBrian Shepard (Bert) Previously at the Fulton: Cosmo Brown in last year’s production of Singin’ in the Rain. Broadway: Original casts of Spamalot, Young Frankenstein, and the most recent revivals of Follies, Guys & Dolls, Annie Get Your Gun, and Peter Pan. Favorite regional roles include Chip in On The Town at Papermill Playhouse and Joey in Robin and the Seven Hoods at the Old Globe. Other: Brian lives in Brooklyn with his astonishingly wonderful wife, Amy. He is very grateful for his biggest fans, his mom and dad.

 

Katie SinaKatie Sina (Mary Poppins) is overjoyed to play the role of Mary, in her home of Lancaster! Previously at the Fulton: Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!, Snow White in Snow White, Singin’ in the Rain, Hairspray, The Sound of Music, Phantom, Sweeney Todd, Sunset Boulevard, Annie, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and many kooky characters in the Family Series. Regionally: Marian in The Music Man, Millie in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Babette in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, NYMF, tours nationally and abroad. She gives overwhelming thanks to Marc and Aaron for this opportunity, Dawn, Melissa, Rev Susan for their healing hands, and above all to her husband Andy, for his unwavering faith and humor, God is so good! Enjoy the show and have a jolly holiday!

 

Peter Matthew SmithPeter Matthew Smith (Northbrook, Ensemble, U/S George Banks) Pleased to make his Fulton debut! He is originally from Pittsburgh and now calls central PA his home. Broadway credits include: Fiddler on the Roof (Motel), Rent, and he was also in the original Broadway casts of Mamma Mia, Hairspray, and Cry Baby. Last year he was seen touring the country with the first national tour of Memphis the musical. He is also a lucky and proud husband of Fox43’s Amy Lutz.

 

 

Q. SmithQ. Smith (Mrs. Corry, Miss Andrew) is thrilled to be making her Fulton Theatre debut!! Originally from Omaha, NE and a graduate of Ithaca College (BFA Musical Theatre). She just got off the road with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra along with Chorale Le Chateau. Previously she closed the Broadway production of Mary Poppins as Miss Andrew and toured with the 1st National tour of Mary Poppins for 3 1/2 years playing various roles; Mrs. Corry, The Bird Woman, and Miss Andrew. Other Broadway/Off Broadway credits include the revival of Les Misérables, Fame: The Musical – Mabel Washington (Cast Album), Showboat in concert at Carnegie Hall, Soloist during the 2009 Inaugural celebrations, the Witch in Into the Woods in Concert – (11th Hour Theatre Co.), toured with Smokey Joe’s Café starring Gladys Knight and Rita Coolidge. Her plans are to finish her book Queens of the Theatre and build a school of the arts integrated with the juvenile system. For my Dunkin’, Mom and Dad! John 4:16-19. www.QPERSTAR.com

 

Blake StadnikBlake Stadnik (Ensemble, U/S Northbrook) graduated from Penn State University this past spring with a BFA in musical theatre. After graduating, he spent the summer at the Maine State Music Theater where he had the pleasure of working under the direction of Marc Robin in Mary Poppins and Les Misérables, and where he also had the fortune of appearing as Claude in Hair. Most recently, Blake appeared in the Dutch Apple production of How to Succeed. He is so excited to be making his Fulton Theatre debut, and would like to thank his amazing family for all their love and support.

Kathy Voytko (Winifred Banks) Kathy Voytko made her Broadway debut in the Broadway revival of Oklahoma! Kathy originated the role of “Ariadne” in Stephen Sondheim’s The Frogs at Lincoln Center. She appeared on Broadway in the title role of The Pirate Queen, and in Next to Normal. Kathy had the distinct privilege of singing at Carnegie Hall in Showboat directed by Francesca Zambello. Other New York appearances include the Encores production of On Your Toes.  Kathy has been a soloist in concert performances of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, and most recently, in Do You Hear the People Sing? concerts by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, acclaimed creators of Les Misérables and Miss Saigon. Director Hal Prince chose Kathy to play “Eva Peron” in the 25th anniversary tour of Evita. Kathy met her husband John Cudia while touring the United States as “Christine” in The Phantom of the Opera. She and John are the proud parents of two beautiful little girls.

 

Chet WilliamsonChet Williamson (Admiral Boom, Chairman, Ensemble) Previously at the Fulton: Bishop, Les Misérables; Pickering, My Fair Lady; Doc Baugh, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Andrew Carnes, Oklahoma!; Andrew MacLaren, Brigadoon. Elsewhere: Cook, Mother Courage; Bottom, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Dylan Thomas, A Child’s Christmas in Wales; Petkoff, Arms and the Man. Chet has narrated over thirty unabridged audiobooks for Audible.com, and has written thirty books and over a hundred short stories for such magazines as The New Yorker, Playboy, and Esquire. Thanks to Laurie for love and support. chetwilliamson.com

 

The Creative Team

The Sherman Brothers (Composers/Lyricists) Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman were born in the late 1920’s in New York City. Following the musical career of their father, Al Sherman, the family moved to Beverly Hills, California, in 1937. Graduates of Beverly Hills High School and Bard College in New York, the brothers collaborated on many projects. Their first musical collaboration took place in 1950, and during that decade they wrote hit rock songs including Kitty Wells’ “Things I Might Have Been,” Johnny Burnette’s “You’re Sixteen,” and ex-Mouseketeer Annett Funicello’s “Tall Paul.” The latter garnered the attention of Walt Disney, who invited both Robert and Richard to be the exclusive staff writers for the Disney studios. During the next decade they composed over 150 songs that were featured in 27 films and two dozen television productions. Theme songs like “The Wonderful World of Color,” “The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room,” “Winnie The Pooh,” “A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow,” and “It’s A Small World” are recognized as Disney standards, along with “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Supercalifragilistic-expialidocious,” and “Feed The Birds” (Walt Disney’s personal favorite). In 1965, the Sherman brothers won Oscars® for their Mary Poppins score and the song “Chim-Chim-Cher-ee.” Other Disney film scores include The Parent Trap (1961, which included Hayley Mills’ chart-topping “Let’s Get Together”), Summer Magic (1963), The Jungle Book (1966), The Happiest Millionaire (1967), The Aristocats (1970), Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971), The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977) and The Tigger Movie (2003). Additionally, they have composed witty and melodious song scores for such films as Snoopy Come Home, Charlotte’s Web and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. They also wrote scores for the stage musicals Victory Canteen (1971), 1974’s Broadway hit Over Here! (starring the Andrews Sisters) and Busker Alley (1995). The Sherman brothers wrote screenplays and song scores for Tom Sawyer (their music won first prize at the Moscow film Festival), Huckleberry Finn, The Slipper and the Rose (Royal Film Performance of 1976) and The Magic of Lassie, from which “When You’re Loved” earned an Academy Award® nomination for Best Song. To date, the Sherman brothers have earned 2 Academy Awards®, 9 Academy Award® nominations, 2 GRAMMY® Awards, 4 GRAMMY® nominations, 23 gold and platinum albums, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1990, the brothers were named “Disney Legends” by The Walt Disney Company, an honor they prize. Their autobiographical coffee-table scrapbook Walt’s Time: From Before to Beyond was published in 1999. Mary Poppins produced by Cameron Mackintosh and Disney Theatrical Productions, became a hit stage musical in 2004.

George Stiles & Anthony Drewe (New Songs & Additional Music & Lyrics) As a team, multi-award winning writers Stiles and Drewe have established an international reputation for their musical scores, revues and cabaret songs. Their collective musical success has led to their working with such luminaries as Sir Cameron Mackintosh and Steven Spielberg. Their work has been performed all across the UK, the USA, Canada, Europe, Israel, Russia, Singapore, and South Africa. George and Anthony are founder members of The Mercury Workshop and are actively involved with the Vivian Ellis Foundation for New Musicals. They are currently working on two new musicals together.

Cameron Mackintosh (Original Producer) Cameron Mackintosh has produced 100s of productions including Cats, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera – the three longest running musicals in Broadway history—and Miss Saigon. He has also produced Little Shop of Horrors, Side by Side by Sondheim, Follies, Martin Guerre, The Witches of Eastwick and acclaimed revivals of My Fair Lady, Oliver! and Oklahoma! His musical, Mary Poppins, co-produced with Disney, a subject that he has wanted to do for over 30 years, has proved an enormous success since it opened in London in 2004. In 2006 Les Misérables overtook the previous record holder, Cats, to become the longest running musical in the world and is now in its 23rd year at the Queen’s Theatre in London. Cameron continues to work to stage Chinese language versions of classic western musicals in China, starting with the Mandarin production of Les Misérables. His most recent London production is the Tony® award winning Avenue Q. Cameron owns seven theatres in London’s West End—the Prince of Wales, Gielgud, Queens, Wyndham’s, Noël Coward, Novello and Prince Edward, all of which are undergoing major refurbishment. In 1995 his company received The Queen’s Award for Export Achievement and he was knighted in the 1996 New Year’s Honours for his services to British theatre. He is President of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and in 1990 he endowed the Chair of Contemporary Theatre at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, where he is also an Honorary Fellow and Member of the Court of Benefactors. In 2006 he received the national Enjoy England Award for Excellence for his Outstanding Contribution to Tourism.

Marc Robin (Director and Choreographer/ Fulton Artistic Director) is honored to begin his 5th year as Artistic Director of the Fulton Theatre. Some of his favorite credits here include Les Miz, August: Osage County, Phantom, Rags, Sweeney Todd, Carousel and Treasure Island (which he co-authored with his partner Curt Dale Clark). As a freelance director and choreographer he has staged over 300 shows throughout the country. He currently has a production of Elf running at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. Coming up this year he will also helm productions at Marriott’s Linconshire Theatre (Chicago), Broadway Theatre (Wisconsin), Maine State Music Theatre, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera and North Shore Music Theatre (Boston). He has received many awards and honors. (54 Jeff nominations, 16 Jeff Awards, 13 After Dark Awards, 4 Barrymore nominations, 16 Broadway World Nominations and one Broadway World Award, 3 Arizoni Awards, A Lifetime Achievement Award and others), One of his greatest “awards” is the gift of collaborating with the many talented artists that comprise the world of the theatre, of which he is so proud to be a part. Without question, he his grateful to work along side the fantastic and talented staff at the Fulton and thanks them for the opportunity to play in this remarkable “sandbox”. Thanks to WM and Injustice; welcome “charlotte” to your first Christmas and much love to “forever six”.

Aaron McAllister(Musical Director) is thrilled to be starting his second full season as the resident musical director and conductor. Previously at the Fulton Theatre: The Sound of Music, Hairspray, Gypsy, Singin’ in the Rain, A Chorus Line and Joseph. Additionally he has musically directed and conducted more than 60 musicals around the country at theatres, which include: Fulton Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Maltz Jupiter Theatre and Theatre by the Sea, to name a few. As a composer, Aaron has written the scores to three original musicals (lift, POPart, and Blackout), which have been developed around the country, including off-Broadway, and has contributed songs, arrangements and orchestrations to several other original theatrical works. He is a graduate of SUNY Geneseo (B.A. in vocal performance and conducting) and the University of Maryland (M.M. in conducting) and is a highly sought after vocal coach, clinician and master teacher at universities around the country. Favorite show: being married to the extraordinarily talented actress, Cary Michele Miller. Love to his families in NY and KC and heartfelt thanks to the amazing staff and leadership of the Fulton for their artistic integrity and unwavering dedication to this theatre and its community.

Charles S. Kading(Scenic Designer) 23rd season as Scenic Designer at Maine State Music Theatre. Credits include: A Chorus Line, The Marvelous Wonderettes, The Wiz, My Fair Lady, Chicago, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Misérables, Aida, Ragtime, Miss Saigon, Follies, Scarlet Pimpernel, Little Shop of Horrors, Titanic, Big River, Carousel, Sweeney Todd, Cabaret, Chamberlain, Phantom!, Blood Brothers, Lucky Guy. Charles has designed for the Alley Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, Seattle Rep., Second Stage, Intiman Theatre and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.

Brian Hapcic (Lighting Designer) is an Associate Professor of Lighting and Sound Design at the University of Northern Colorado. He has worked in the entertainment industry for over twenty years, with nearly 200 design credits in multiple performance genres.

Anthony Lascoskie, Jr.(Costume, Hair and Makeup Coordinator) 15 seasons have flown by. Favorite moments include designing his first play August: Osage County and his first musical Singin’ in the Rain for the main stage. Favorite hair adventures include Dreamgirls, Sunset Boulevard and all those darn Barristers in Witness for the Prosecution. Anthony is ready to dive into this high-flying, hair-raising season!

Jacob Mishler(Sound Designer) Jacob is thrilled and grateful to be designing his 9th mainstage production for the Fulton! (Thank you Marc!!) He’s been involved in various parts of the audio industry for 20 years, moving into theatrical sound 8 years ago. His work has been heard at Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, The Palace Theatre in New Hampshire, and many others including right here in Lancaster at Dutch Apple. Some favorite past designs include Chicago, The Full Monty, Cabaret, Gypsy, and The Woman in Black, to name a few. Much love to his beautiful and talented fiancé Julie! He hopes you have a Jolly Holiday!

Katelin Walsko(Props Designer/Manager) celebrates her 4th season with the Fulton! Some of her favorite credits include The 39 Steps, Sweeney Todd, Hairspray, Gaslight, and Joseph…Dreamcoat. A Pennsylvania native, Katelin grew up in the Pocono Mountains, attended the 2003 Governors School for the Arts, graduated with a BFA at UArts, and held an apprenticeship with Walnut Street Theatre before moving to Lancaster. Thanks and love to the Fulton Family!

Mark Johnson(Stage Manager, Assistant Director) Mark is thrilled to be back at the Fulton Theatre, after managing Dreamgirls, Witness for the Prosecution, Sunset Boulevard, and Hairspray. Mark has managed dozens of productions in the Chicago area, including extensive engagements at Porchlight Theatre and the Marriott Theatre. Recently, Mark was the assistant stage manager for the world premiere of Pullman Porter Blues at Arena Stage in Washington DC and the stage manager for Les Misérables at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach Florida where he returns this winter for Miss Saigon and South Pacific. Mark is also the resident stage manager at Maine State Music Theatre.

Timothy Markus(Assistant Stage Manager) Tim is elated to be spending this Jolly Holiday season helping his favorite nanny take flight. Favorite Fulton credits include Joseph…, Miss Saigon, August: Osage County and The Sound of Music. Other credits include the national tour of Mary Poppins; The Public’s Shakespeare in the Park productions of Love’s Labor’s Lost and Into the Woods; The Guthrie Theater’s PBS special of HMS Pinafore. He’s also had the privilege of working for Walnut Street Theatre, Maine State Music Theatre, Surflight Theatre, Rebecca Davis Dance Company, and for the international Tour of Porgy and Bess. Always grateful to Aaron and Marc. Love to Mom, Dad, and Jill.

Aaron A. Young (Managing Director) Aaron joined the Fulton team in 2003. After several years in shopping center marketing, Aaron decided to devote his career to furthering the careers of artists in order to break the cycle of belief that the arts are a nice hobby but not a worthwhile profession. For six seasons, he directed the marketing and management of the Sundance Film Festival and Sundance Theatre, both programs of Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute. Aaron has also served as general manager for the Missouri Repertory Theatre and marketing and corporate development manager for Kansas City’s historic Folly Theatre. A magna cum laude graduate of Brigham Young University and formerly a professional actor, singer, and pianist, Aaron now spends his free time enjoying the pursuits of his wife and daughters, serving at church, and occasionally knitting a new pair of socks. He is very pleased that the Fulton is able to provide professional wages and benefits to more than 250 artists and arts administrators every year.

Important Dates:

Act I: 70 minutes
Intermission: 20 minutes
Act II: 55 minutes
Total: 2 hours and 25 minutes

Mrs. Cory’s Gingerbread Stars

Ingredients
3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 Tablespoon ground ginger
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks cut until 1 Tbsp pieces)
3/4 cup molasses (light flavor)
2 Tablespoons milk
Sugar sprinkles

In a mixer, combine all of the dry ingredients. Add in the cubes of unsalted butter and beat at medium speed until the mixture resembles grainy meal. On low speed, mix in the molasses and milk. Roll 1/2 of the dough to 1/4 inch thickness between 2 sheets of parchment paper. Do the same with the remaining dough. Place rolled dough and parchment paper on a cookie sheet and freeze for at least 20 minutes (this aids in cutting and handling the dough).

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove one sheet of dough from the freezer. Peel back the top layer of parchment paper and replace. Turn the sheet over and peel away the other layer of parchment paper. Cut the dough into star shapes. Press one side of the cut dough into a small plate filled with sugar sprinkles. Place cut dough, sprinkle side up, on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Leave at least 1/2 inch between cookies on sheet. Once sheet is full, bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on sheet for at least two minutes before transferring them onto a wire rack. Re-roll dough scraps and place on cookie sheet in freezer. Store in airtight container up to 1 week.

Because George Banks saved his stars, we can only conclude that he never tasted them. Once you’ve tasted them, they will not need to be stored in an airtight container. Happy Holidays from Mrs. Cory and all of your friends at the Fulton Theatre’s production of Disney’s and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins.

To Help Medicine Go Down

Ingredients
1 Spoonful Sugar
Medicine to taste

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