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June 1-4, 8-11, 15-18, 22-25  at the Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

Mary Poppins

Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman Robert B. Sherman 

Book by Julian Fellowes 

New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by Anthony Drewe and George Stiles 

Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh 

A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film

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CALLBACKS

By invitation only

MONDAY, MARCH 7

TUESDAY, MARCH 8

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 

Callbacks will be held at the Super Summer Theatre Studios,

4340 S. Valley View Blvd. Ste. 208 Las Vegas, Nevada 89103 

Please fill out the online audition form to register to be seen. 

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

If you are unavailable to attend any of the initial audition dates, you may send in your headshot, résumé, and a link to your audition video to: info@psfx.com

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SUMMARY

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 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."

 

Presenters

Produced by Super Summer Theatre and P.S. Productions

WHAT TO PREPARE

Please prepare and bring 16 - 24 bars (30-60 seconds) of a musical theatre selection, an accompanist will be provided. A brief choreographed movement selection will be taught during the initial audition, so pleased be dressed appropriately. 

REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE DATES

Performances will be at the Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, June 1-4, 8-11, 15-18, and 22-25. This production will run for 4 weeks. Rehearsals begin approximately March 14 and typically take place on weekday evenings. 

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

 
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CASTING

Cast Size: 20-24

Cast Type: Singers, Dancers, Actors

Dance Requirements: Standard

Characters

Bert

(Male, 30-35) Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: B2

The narrator of the story is a good friend to Mary Poppins. An everyman, Bert has many occupations, including hurdy-gurdy player, sidewalk artist 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.

George Banks

(Male, 40-45) Vocal range top: Eb4 Vocal range bottom: Bb2

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.

Winifred Banks

(Female, 30-35) Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: A3

George's wife and Jane and Michael's mother. A former actress, she is 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 the 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 great warmth and simplicity to her tone.

Jane Banks

(Female, 10-12) Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: A3

The high-spirited daughter of Mr. and Mr. Banks is bright and precocious but can be willful and inclined to snobbishness.

Michael Banks

(Male, 9-11) Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: A3

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.

Katie Nanna

(Female, 30-40)

Jane and Michael’s nanny at the beginning of the show. Overwhelmed and upset, she has absolutely had her fill of the Banks children.

Policeman

(Male, 30-40)

A neighborhood fixture who is respected by and observant of households on his beat.

Miss Lark

(Female, 30-35)

The haughty next-door neighbor of the Banks family who treats her dog, Willoughby, as if her were child.

Admiral Boom

(Male, 50)

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 Bloom doubles as the Banks Chairman, he can be a baritone.

Mrs. Brill

(Female, 50) Vocal range top: D#5 Vocal range bottom: F#3

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.

Robertson Ay

(Male, 20-25) Vocal range top: G#4 Vocal range bottom: F3

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.

Mary Poppins

(Female, 20-30)Vocal range top: C6 Vocal range bottom: Gb3

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. 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.

Park Keeper

(Male, 40)

Uniformed and officious, he makes sure no one breaks park regulations. His life is defined by rules, but he secretly hankers after his childhood.

Neleus

(Male, 16)

The statue of a young boy posed with a dolphin in the park. Neleus was separated from his father, Poseidon, and misses him very much. A small and lonely being, he is very happy to befriend Jane and Michael. 

Queen Victoria

(Female, 40)

A statue in the park.

Bank Chairman

(Male, 50-60) Vocal range top: D4 Vocal range bottom: C3

The head of the bank where Mr. Banks is employed, is an Edwardian stuffed shirt. He can speak/sing his lines if necessary.

Miss Smythe

(Female, 40)

The Bank Chairman's humorless secretary.

Ensemble

Annie, Fannie, Valentine, Teddy Bear, Mr. Punch, Doll, Chimney Sweeps, Toys, Parkgoers.

Von Hussler

(Male, 30)

A businessman seeking a loan from the bank for a shady business deal. He speaks with a German accent.

John Northbrook

(Male, 30)

An honest businessman seeking a loan to build a factory for his community. He speaks with an accent from Northern England.

Bird Woman

(Female, 50) Vocal range top: C5 Vocal range bottom: Gb3

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 passersby, who ignore her as if she doesn't exist. Sings "Feed the Birds."

Mrs. Corry

(Female, 40)

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).

Miss Andrew

(Female, 40) Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: Gb3

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 range.

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