Mary Poppins Monday: Mary Poppins Vets


The cast of The Rep’s production of Mary Poppins. Photo by Stephen Thornton.

A new production is on our stage– Mary Poppins– and that means a brand-new blog series highlighting the various aspects of the show!

This week, we are taking a look at members of the cast are not new to the Mary Poppins musical. In fact, there are six members who have performed in a Mary Poppins production– either regionally, on the national tour or even on Broadway.

Here is a look at those who have been featured in other Mary Poppins productions:


Elizabeth DeRosa as Mary Poppins. Photo by John David Pittman.

Elizabeth DeRosa (Mary Poppins) was the understudy of Mary Poppins– where she performed numerous times in the title role– and an ensemble member in Mary Poppins on Broadway. Additionally, she was Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins at Fireside Theatre in Fort Atkinson, WI.

Tom Souhrada (George Banks)
appeared in the original production of Mary Poppins and had several roles, including Von Hussler, an ensemble member, Policeman and the George Banks understudy. Additionally, he was a part of the ensemble in the First National Tour of the show.

Q. Smith (Miss Andrew) was last seen on Broadway in Mary Poppins as Miss Andrew and in  the First National Tour of Mary Poppins, where she played a variety of roles over the course of three
years (Mrs. Corry, Bird Woman and Miss Andrew).

Brian Letendre (Bert) originated the role of Neleus and was an ensemble member in the original Broadway production of Mary Poppins. He was also an ensemble member in the First National Tour of Mary Poppins in 2009.

Christopher Shin (Ensemble) was a featured ensemble member in the Broadway production of Mary Poppins.

Tyler Foy (Ensemble/US Bert/Dance Captain) was a performer in the First National Tour of Mary Poppins.

Check back every Monday to uncover a new aspect of this magical production and get your tickets to our biggest show ever by calling the Box Office at (501) 378-0405 or visiting!