MARY POPPINS Auditions
Original Music & Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman
Book byJulian Fellowes
New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by Anthony Drewe George Stiles
Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh
A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film
Directed & Choreographed by Anne Nicole Beck
Music Direction by Brent E. Marty
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 members 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 upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”
Prep Session – June 11th @ 7:00 pm
Auditions – June 17th & 18th @ 6:30 pm
Please come prepared with your best 16 bars of an appropriate song. Please bring sheet music – an accompanist will be provided. All adults will be required to go through a movement audition. You will be given an opportunity to change clothes – please bring appropriate footwear.
Children auditioning for MARY POPPINS will be seen first. Adults for both shows will be seen following the children’s’ audition.
First Rehearsal – around October 14, 2018
Performances – December 7- 30, 2018
Bert – The narrator of the story, is a good friend to Mary Poppins. An everyman.
George Banks – The father to Jane and Michael Banks, is a banker to the very fiber of his being.
Winifred Banks – George’s wife and Jane and Michael’s mother. A former actress, she is loving and distracted homemaker.
Jane Banks – The high-spirited daughter of Mr. & Mr. Banks, is bright and precocious. Stage age 11.
Michael Banks – The cute and cheeky son of Mr. & Mrs. Banks. Excitable and naughty, he adores his father and tries to be like him. Stage age 9.
Robertson Ay – The houseboy to the Banks family. Lazy, sleepy and grumbling, he never gets things right and believes himself to be useless.
Mrs. Brill – the maid for the Banks family. She is overworked and often stressed due to the behavior of the children and the demands placed on her by Mr. and Mrs. Banks.
Mary Poppins – Jane and Michael Banks’s new nanny. She is extraordinary and strange, neat and tidy, delightfully vain yet particular, and sometimes a little frightening but always exciting.
Park Keeper – Uniformed and officious, he makes sure no one breaks park regulations.
Neleus – The statue of a young boy posed with a dolphin in the park. Dancer.
Bank Chariman – The head of the bank where Mr. Banks is employed, is an Edwardian stuffed-shirt.
Von Hussler – A businessman seeking a loan from the bank for a shady business deal.
John Northbrook – An honest business man seeking a loan to build a factory for his community.
Bird Woman – Covered in a patchwork of old shawls, and her pockets are stuffed with bags of crumbs for the birds.
Mrs. Corry – Owns a magical gingerbread shop.
Miss Andrew – George’s overbearing and scary nanny.
Ensemble (Katie Nanna, Policeman, Admiral, Miss Lark, Fannie, Annie, Valentine, Teddy Bear, Mr. Punch, Doll, Park Strollers, Customers, Kite Flyers, Sweeps, etc.)