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The Perfect Pair: Kristin Henry & Chris Caputo Set to Warm Hearts as Winifred and George Banks

Updated: Jun 13, 2023

Step into a world of enchantment at the Rose Center Theater as we present an extraordinary live musical production of Disney & Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins. Prepare to be dazzled by a stellar cast and a creative team who are ready to breathe life into this beloved story, promising an experience filled with magic and wonder.

Kristin Henry & Chris Caputo as Winifred Banks and George Banks

Set in early 20th-century London, Mary Poppins follows the remarkable journey of the Banks family: George, Winifred, Jane, and Michael. Amidst their bustling lives, a mysterious nanny named Mary Poppins arrives on Cherry Tree Lane, bringing a touch of magic that turns their world upside down. Get ready for unforgettable songs, captivating dance numbers, and a heartwarming tale of family bonds that will transport you to a whimsical place where the extraordinary becomes possible.

Chris Caputo, an immensely talented actor, is set to tackle the role of George Banks. When asked about his return to this iconic character, Chris shares his excitement, saying, "I am thrilled to step back into the shoes of George Banks in the Rose Center Theater’s production of Mary Poppins. Revisiting a character after a few years provides a unique opportunity to explore the depths of human emotions and discover the transformative moments that shape the character."

George Banks is portrayed as a flawed man burdened by societal expectations, but beneath the surface lies a yearning for freedom and adventure. Chris explains, "George is such a complex character, carrying the weight of societal norms and rules, but deep down, there's still the wide-eyed child who longs to break free, fly kites, and explore the stars." While Mary Poppins takes center stage, it's the Banks family, particularly George, who undergoes a profound transformation. Chris continues, "Although Mary Poppins is the central character, the story is truly about the Banks family, and no one experiences a more profound change than George Banks." With a dream cast assembled by the Rose Center Theater, George's emotional journey will come alive, leaving audiences with renewed hope, insight, and an appreciation for the power of family.

Taking on the role of George's wife, Winifred Banks, is the incomparable Kristin Henry. Overflowing with joy, Kristin expresses her excitement about portraying Winifred, saying, "As one of my dream roles, I am overjoyed to bring Winifred Banks to life in the Rose Center Theater's production of Mary Poppins." In this musical adaptation, Winifred's character differs from the beloved movie version. Kristin describes her, saying, "Rather than being a Suffragette, this Winifred is an ex-actress doing her best to fit into the rigid and ordered world her husband and society expect of her." Winifred finds herself torn between her deep love for her family and the desire to rediscover the freedom she left behind as an actress.

Winifred's character arc is transformative and resonates deeply with the audience. Kristin reveals, "She has beautiful, vulnerable moments where the audience catches a glimpse of the strength that lies at the heart of her soul and how that strength, along with her unwavering love, sets a new course for her beloved family."

With the talented Chris Caputo as George Banks and the exceptional Kristin Henry as Winifred Banks, the Rose Center Theater's production of Mary Poppins is a live musical theater event you and your family won't want to miss. Directed and musically directed by the visionary Tim Nelson, this production is in excellent hands. And with choreography by Jennifer Matthews and Diane Makas, you'll be transported to the magical world of Mary Poppins, where every step is infused with grace and wonder.

The Rose Center Theater has thoughtfully assembled a remarkable cast to ensure that this rendition of Mary Poppins captures the essence of the original story while adding its own unique flair. The timeless masterpiece of this Disney favorite comes alive with the original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, along with the book by Julian Fellowes. And that's not all! The production also features new songs and additional music and lyrics by Anthony Drewe and George Stiles, seamlessly blending with the classic tunes we all know and love.

If you're searching for a memorable theater event in Orange County to enjoy with your friends and family, look no further than the Rose Center Theater's production of Mary Poppins. This Civic Performing Arts Venue is renowned for its Broadway-quality shows and exceptional musical theater experiences. For families, Disney fans, and anyone who cherishes the magic of Mary Poppins, you are in for a treat because the Rose Center Theater's production of Mary Poppins promises to be an unforgettable theatrical event, filled with breathtaking moments, unforgettable melodies, and a celebration of the power of love, family, and the resilience of the human spirit. Prepare to be swept away on a whimsical journey that will leave you with a renewed sense of wonder and a heart full of joy.

Don't miss out on witnessing the magic firsthand. Join us at the Rose Center Theater and embark on a magical adventure that will leave you believing in the extraordinary. Book your tickets now at and get ready to create cherished memories with your loved ones. We can't wait to see you at the Rose!

Special Offers and Contact Information

The Rose Center Theater offers discounted rates for groups of 20+ and for our military & first responder patrons. For more information about our theater events or the venue in Orange County, contact our box office at or leave a message at 714-793-1150 ext. 1.

Stay tuned for more updates as we delve deeper into the world of Mary Poppins. Get ready to be whisked away on a whimsical adventure that will leave you with a renewed sense of joy and wonder!

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