Monday, November 24, 2014

Beck Show Stars "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" BW People

Celebrated Baldwin Wallace Music Theatre alumna, Rebecca Pitcher '94, is returning to the Cleveland stage, stepping into the title role in Beck Center for the Arts' run of Mary Poppins opening December 5 and the BW connections don't stop with the star.

Rebecca Pitcher '94
Known for her performance as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, Pitcher's run as the magical nanny will mark her second consecutive season with Lakewood's Beck Center following her role in She Loves Me last October.

The show is directed by BW's own Scott Plate, who chairs music theatre; the set is by BW theatre professor Jeff Herrmann with help from theatre major Mikhayla Wilkins '16; and the cast includes theatre majors Joey Corradi '16 and Kathryn Griffin '16.

Plate says, "I’ve had a wonderful experience directing this show, and the BW-Beck Center relationship continues to flourish.  Scott Spence and the entire Beck staff are pulling out all the stops."

Mary Poppins runs through January 4 with shows at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. BW will return to Beck in February, as BW Music Theatre stages Dogfight.