Audition Registration Now Open for Mary Poppins the Broadway Musical

September 15, 2015

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)
Visit to register by November 10. Walk-in auditions will not be accepted.
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
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.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at