Auditions

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s

Mary Poppins

 

Directed by: Phil Groeschel

Stage Manager: David Broberg and Rebecca Wright

Open Auditions: September 21st and 22nd 6:00pm-10:00pm

Granbury Opera House 133 E. Pearl St. Granbury, TX. 76048

 

Please come prepared with a headshot, resume and with sheet music for 2 contrasting songs,16-32 bars, in the style of the show. If seeking a specific role, actors are encouraged to choose one song from that character. Accompaniment will be provided. You may be asked to do a cold read.

 

ALL auditions are scheduled online at:

http://www.meetme.so/GTCMaryPoppins

 

Callbacks will be held Saturday, September 26th from 9:00am-12:00pm

Rehearsals will start Tuesday, October 13th. The show will run from November 27th through December 23rd.

 

**Note: The role of Mary Poppins has been pre-cast.**

 

Character Descriptions:

Bert: 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.

Male, 30 – 39 yrs old

Range: B2 – F#4

 

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

 

Winifred Banks: 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 obnly 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.

Female, 30 – 40 yrs old

Range: A3 – D5

 

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

Female, 11 yrs old

Range: A3 – F#5

 

Michael: 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

 

Katie Nanna: Jane and Micahel’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

Speaking Role

 

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

Male, 30 – 50 yrs old

Speaking Role

 

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

Female, 30 – 40 yrs old

Speaking Role

 

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

Male, 50 – 60 yrs old

Speaking Role

 

Mrs. Brill: The housekeeper and cook for the Banks family. Overworked and harrassed, 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

 

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

 

Miss Andrew: George’s overbearing and scary nanny. With her bottle of nasty-tasting brimstone and treacle to kepp naighty children in line, she is a biully who only knows one way of oing things – her way. A soprano with an alto belt, there can be some heaviness to her voice along with range.

Female, 40 – 60 yrs old

Range: Gb3 – F5

 

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 passersby, who ignore her as if she doesn’t exist. Sings “Feed the Birds.” There can be a gruff, folksy quality to her voice that reflects the hardness of her life.

Female, 50 – 60 yrs old

Range: Gb3 – C5

 

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

Speaking Role

 

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

Male, 50-60 yrs old

Range: C3 – D4

 

Miss Smythe: The Bank Chairman’s humorless secretary.

Female, 40 – 50 yrs old

Speaking Role

 

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

Speaking Role

 

John Northbrook: An honest business man seeking a loan to build a factory for his community. He speaks with an accent from Northern England.

Male, 30 – 50 yrs old

 

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

Speaking Role

 

Neleus: 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. This role is a wonderful opportunity to feature one of the strong dancers in your ensemble.

Male, 16 – 20 yrs old

 

Queen Victoria: A statue in the park.

Female, 40 – 60 yrs old

 

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

 

http://www.meetme.so/GTCMaryPoppins

 

**Actor Housing available upon request.**

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