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MTC's Mary Poppins Auditions
McLaughlin Studio Theatre
Loomis, CA
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One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! 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.

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."

Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and astonishing stagecraft. This show is a perfect opportunity to showcase a strong, iconic female performer, as well as unique special effects and illusions.

Auditions:
April 9, 2015   6:00pm-7:30pm, 7:30pm-9:00pm
April 10, 2015  6:30pm-8:00pm, 8:00pm-9:30pm
April 11, 2015  11:00am-12:30pm, 12:30pm-2:00pm

Callbacks:
April 11, 2015  3:00pm-6:30pm

Cast/Parent Meeting:
April 12, 2015  1:00pm-2:30pm

Rehearsals:
April 12 - May 30, 2015
Not all cast members will be called for all rehearsals.

Tech Week:
May 31-June 4, 2015

Performances:
June 5 - June 20, 2015


Audition Information:
Please read carefully.

Music and Dance intensive show.

Please Prepare 1 to 2 minutes from a Broadway song (NOT Mary Poppins) to sing at your audition.
Please arrive 30 Minutes before your audition time to fill out paperwork. May be completed in advance.

Closed toe shoes are required. Dance shoes are ideal. If inappropriate shoes are worn, you will not be allowed to participate.

NO FLIP FLOPS or BARE FEET!

In addition, if you have tap shoes please bring them. We will be teaching a tap dance in addition to the audition dance for those of you who tap dance.

Hair should be out of eyes and pulled back off face.

Clothing should allow actors and actresses to move freely.

Headshots and resumes are recommended but not required.

No prepared monologue needed

Please bring a list of dates that conflict with rehearsals.

All rehearsal and show times subject to change.
Final schedule will be announced at start of rehearsals.

Cast:

ADMIRAL BOOM
A retired Royal Navy man and neighbor of the Banks family. A physically large man with a loud and booming voice, he speaks in Navy jargon and has a soft spot for his neighbor, Miss Lark. Can be any vocal range as needed. If Admiral Boom doubles as the Bank Chairman, he can be a baritone.
Male, 50-60 yrs old

BANK CHAIRMAN
The head of the bank where Mr. Banks is employed, is an Edwardian stuffed-shirt. He can speak/sing his lyrics if necessary.
Male, 50-60 yrs old
Range: C3 - D4

BERT
The narrator of the story, is a good friend to Mary Poppins. An everyman, Bert has many occupations, including hurdy-gurdy player, sidewalk atist, and chimney sweep. Bert watches over the children as well as the goings on in Cherry Tree Lane. He has charm, speaks with a Cockney accent, and is a song-and-dance-man.
Male, 30-39 yrs old
Range: B2 - F#4

BIRD WOMAN
Covered in a patchwork of old shawls, and her pockets are stuffed with bags of crumbs for the birds. She tries to sell her crumbs for the birds. She tries to sell her crumbs to passerby, who ignore her as if she doesn't exist. Sings "Feed the Birds." There can be a gruff, folksy qulaity to her voice that reflects the hardness of her life.
Female, 50-60 yrs old
Range: Gb3 - C5

ENSEMBLE
Annie, Fannie, Valentine, Teddy Bear, Mr. Punch, Doll, Chimney Sweeps, Toys, Parkgoers
GEORGE BANKS The father to Jane and Michael Banks, is a banker to the very fiber of his being. Demanding "precision and order" in his household, he is a pipe-and-slippers man who doesn't have much to do with his children and believes that he had the perfect upbringing by his nanny, the cruel Miss Andrew. His emotional armor, however, conceals a sensitive soul. A baritone, George may speak-sing as necessary.
Male, 40-45 yrs old
Range: Bb2 - Eb4

JANE BANKS
The high-spirited daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Banks, is bright and precocious but can be willful and inclined to snobbishness.
Female, 11 yrs old
Range: A3 - F#5

JOHN NORTHBROOK
An honest businessman seeking a loan to build a factory for his community. He speaks with an accent from Northern England.
Male, 30-50 yrs old

KATIE NANNA
Jane and Michael's nanny at the beginning of the show. Overwhelmed and upset, she has absolutely had her fill of the Banks children.
Female, 30-40 yrs old

MARY POPPINS
Jane and Michael Banks's new nanny. She is extraordinary and strange, neat and tidy, delightfully vain yet very particular, and sometimes a little frightening but always exciting. She is practically perfect in every way and always means what she says. A mezzo soprano with strong top notes, she should be able to move well. She can have a more traditional soprano sound, but precision and diction is the key.
Female, 20-30 yrs old
Range: Gb3 - C6

MICHAEL BANKS
The cute and cheeky son of Mr. and Mrs. Banks. Excitable and naughty, he adores his father and tries to be like him. Both he and Jane misbehave in order to get the attention of their parents.
Male, 9 yrs old
Range: A3 - E5

MISS ANDREW
George's overbearing and scary nanny. With her bottle of nasty-tasting brimstone and treacle to keep naughty children in line, she is a bully who only knows one way of doing things - her way. A soprano with an alto belt, there can be some heaviness to her voice along with the range.
Female, 40-60 yrs old
Range: Gb3 - F5

MISS LARK
The haughty next-door neighbor of the Banks family who treats her dog, Willoughby, as if he were her child.
Female, 30-40 yrs old

MISS SMYTHE
The Bank Chairman's humorless secretary.
Female, 40-50 yrs old

MRS. BRILL
The housekeeper and cook for the Banks family. Overworked and harassed, she's always complaining that the house is understaffed. Her intimidating exterior is a cover for the warmth underneath. Mrs. Brill doesn't have a high opinion of nannies in general and Mary Poppins in particular. She does not have to be a strong singer.
Female, 50-60 yrs old
Range: F#3 - D#5

MRS. CORRY
Owns a magical gingerbread shop. She is a mysterious woman of great age who speaks with a Caribbean accent (or any accent that would make her seem exotic).
Female, 40-50 yrs old

NELEUS
The statue of a young boy posed with a dolphin in the park. Neleus was sperated from his father, Poseidon, and misses him very much. A small and lonely being, he is very happy to befirend Jane and Michael. This role is a wonderful opportunity to feature one of the strong dancers in your ensemble.
Male, 16-20 yrs old

PARK KEEPER
Uniformed and officious, he makes sure no one breaks park regulations. His life is defined by rules, but he secretly hankers after his childhood.
Male, 40-60 yrs old

POLICEMAN
A neighborhood fixture who is respected by and observant of the households on his beat.
Male, 30-50 yrs old

QUEEN VICTORIA
A statue in the park.
Female, 40-60 yrs old

ROBERTSON AY
The houseboy to the Banks family. Lazy, sleepy, and grumbling, he never gets things right and believes himself to be useless. He doesn't do a lot of singing, but his "Spoonful" solo can be a fun surprise.
Male, 20-30 yrs old
Range: F3 - G#4

VON HUSSLER
A businessman seeking a loan from the bank for a shady business deal. He speaks with a German accent.
Male, 30-50 yrs old

WINIFRED BANKS
George's wife and Jane and Michael's mother. A former actress, she is a loving and distracted homemaker who is busy trying to live up to her husband's desire to only associate with "the best people" as well as be a model wife and mother. She suffers from the conflicting feelings that she's not up to the job of "being Mrs. Banks," yet, she is, and more. She has a great warmth and simplicity to her tone.
Female, 30-40 yrs old
Range: A3 - D5
Registration Options
There are no active dates for this event.
Space may still be available. Please call the studio for more information. 916-652-6377

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Location

McLaughlin Studio Theatre (View)
3470 Swetzer Road
Loomis, CA 95650
United States


Categories

Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Education > Classes
Education > Workshops
Music > All Ages
Other > Family-Friendly

Minimum Age: 6
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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