To raise funds for central Ohio’s only pediatric hospice and palliative care program, Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital will present Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins March 11-13 at Columbus’ historic Palace Theatre, 34 W. Broad St.
With more than 20 years of performances at the Palace Theatre, Mary Poppins is Pleasure Guild’s 59th production. The annual family-friendly play is Pleasure Guild’s feature fund-raising event. Since the organization’s inception, Pleasure Guild has contributed more than $4 million to Nationwide Children’s.
“We are delighted for the opportunity to support the Hospice and Palliative Care program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital for yet another year,” Pleasure Guild President Carrie DiNovo said. “Our goal this year will be to increase the support for Hospice and Palliative Care as well as bring awareness to the community on this amazing resource right in our own back yard. The Hospice and Palliative Care program touches its patients and families’ lives when they need it the most. The program provides medical, emotional, spiritual, and logistical resources for these special families. Every smile we give and every moment we spend giving to this program is worth so very much. It is truly our pleasure to be involved in supporting a program that provides warmth and comfort during the most trying of times.”
Pleasure Guild is inviting all actors ages 8 and up to audition!
2015 Audition Dates and Times
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday November 14
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, November 15
6 p.m., Monday, November 16, Callbacks (if called)
Mary Poppins is a great opportunity for young and experienced actors to perform at the historic Palace Theatre. Past cast members have enjoyed the chance to work with an amazing cast and be part of a play professionally directed by Lisa Andres.
For more information about Pleasure Guild or to make a donation to support Hospice and Palliative Care, please visit www.pleasureguild.org
About Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins is one of Disney's most beloved movies of all time is capturing hearts as a musical that is practically perfect in every way! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven TONY Awards, including Best Musical.
About Pleasure Guild
Pleasure Guild, a woman’s auxiliary of Nationwide Children's Hospital, dates back to 1908. The organization is dedicated to raising funds, more than $200,000 annually, for central Ohio’s only pediatric hospice and palliative care program. The money Pleasure Guild raises goes to support crucial services for children facing terminal and life-limiting illnesses. The hospice team offers life enhancing services such as an on-call nurse 24/7, massage therapy, chaplain services, emotional counseling and grief counseling for the families for up to two years after the child’s passing. But perhaps, most importantly, it allows these children to remain comfortably at home, rather than in a hospital.