Nationwide Childrens Hospital Patients & Staff to Attend Preview of Mary Poppins The Broadway Musical

February 20, 2016

Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital will give Nationwide Children’s patients and staff an exclusive sneak peek of Mary Poppins The Broadway Musical Sunday, Feb. 21 before the show premiers at the Palace Theatre in March. The annual family-friendly, Broadway-quality production benefits central Ohio’s only pediatric hospice and palliative care program. Media are invited to attend the preview.
 
Who: Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Mary Poppins The Broadway Musical Performers
 
When: Sunday, February 21 at 2:30 p.m.
 
Where: Nationwide Children’s Hospital. 
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
Media can park in the underground garage and will be escorted from the main hospital lobby Welcome Desk to the production location.
 
To enjoy the Mary Poppins experience at the Palace Theatre, tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or at the CAPA Ticket Office. For more information about Pleasure Guild or Mary Poppins or to purchase tickets, please visit PleasureGuild.org or call CAPA at 614-469-0939.
 
Performance Schedule: Friday, March 11 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 12 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, March 12 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 13 at 2 p.m.
 
Media are also invited to attend the dress rehearsal on Thursday, March 10 at 7 p.m. Interviews will gladly be arranged with Pleasure Guild representatives and cast members before dress rehearsal. If media wishes to do interviews, please arrive by 6:15 p.m.
 
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
The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it."
 
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 2016-17 list of "America's Best Children's Hospitals," Nationwide Children's Hospital is America's largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare system 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 11,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.2 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 Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health–funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. Nationwide Children's remains true to the original mission since its founding in 1892 of providing care regardless of a family's ability to pay. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.