OPEN AUDITIONS Disney's Mary Poppins

OPEN AUDITIONS Disney's Mary Poppins
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LCT will be holding auditions for its summer musical, Disney's Mary Poppins on April 6th from 5pm-7pm for children in the Arts Center Theatre of the Thomaston Opera House and both April 6th & 7th from 7pm-10pm for adults on the Main Stage of the Opera House. Callbacks are Wednesday April 9th @ 7pm.Jimmy Donohue will direct, with Jim Luurtsema directing music, John Dressel on piano accompaniment and Jennifer Bunger providing choreography. The production will open on July 19th and run through August 3rd, 2014 for a total of 8 performances.

Casting calls for sixteen featuredcharacters; two children (age 7-12) 6 male and 8 female, ranging between their early 20’s to early 60’s. All roles are open for audition. All auditioners must prepare 32 bars of a broadway style musical piece and provide piano sheet music for accompanist. Tap experience needed for some roles. Dance Ensemble also needed. No appointments are necessary. Additional audition times may be arranged if needed. For additional information you may call 860-283-8558, email: info@landmarkcommunitytheatre.org or find us on Facebook or visit us online:www.landmarkcommunitytheatre.org

Character Breakdown

  1. ADMIRAL BOOM- The Banks’ friendly neighbor on Cherry Tree Lane, Admiral Boom’s house is shaped like a great ship. 50s, Baritone. 
  2. BERT - Bert is a One-Man-Band, a Sidewalk Artist, a Chimney Sweep and a Kite Salesman, but above all, he is a friend to Mary Poppins and Jane and Michael. Mid 30s. Baritone to G. 
  3. KATIE NANNA The last in a long line of nannies for the Banks children, Katie Nanna can’t stand any more of Jane and Michael’s pranks and leaves No. 17 Cherry Tree Lane. 
  4. MARY POPPINS Jane and Michael’s new Nanny, Mary Poppins is a dazzling personality and a force to be reckoned with. Full of hope even when things look bleak, she tells them “anything can happen if you let it.” Mid 20s. Mezzo Soprano with a strong top. 
  5. MICHAEL & JANE The Banks children, Jane and Michael misbehave to get attention from their parents. 9-11 years old. 
  6. MISS ANDREW When Mary Poppins disappears, Mrs. Banks calls on Mrs. Andrew, George Banks’ old nanny. She soon finds that Miss Andrew is cruel and demanding. 40s-50s, Soprano with Alto Belt. 
  7. MISS LARK Another neighbor on Cherry Tree Lane, she is a bit snobby and treats her dog, Willoughby, as a child. 30s, Mezzo Soprano. 
  8. MR. GEORGE BANKS A bank manager, Mr. Banks is father to Jane and Michael. He tries to be a good provider, but often forgets how to be a good father. Early 40s, Baritone. 
  9. MRS. BRILL The Banks’ cook, she rules the kitchen at No. 17 Cherry Tree Lane. Mid 50s, Alto. 
  10. MRS. CORRY Mysterious and very old, Mrs. Corry runs the “Talking Shop” where people buy conversations and gingerbread. She knew George Banks when he was just a boy. Soprano. 
  11. MRS. WINIFRED BANKS A former actress, Mrs. Banks is very busy trying to live up to her husband’s expectations. She is a loving, but distracted mother to Jane and Michael. Mid 30s, Mezzo Soprano. 
  12. NELEUS A statue in the Park, Neleus has lost his father, Poseidon, god of the ocean. 20s, Tenor.
  13. ROBERTSON AY Clumsy but good-hearted, the Banks’ bootman has trouble following instructions. Early 20s, Tenor. 
  14. THE BIRD WOMAN She sits in front of St.Paul’s Cathedral every day, selling bags of crumbs for the pigeons. 50s, Alto. 
  15. THE PARK KEEPER A stickler for rules and regulations, the Park Keeper watches over the park. 40s-50s, Tenor.

ABOUT the MUSICAL

Our summer production is one for the whole family, Disney’s MARY POPPINS, showing July 19, 25, 26, August 1 @ 8pm and July 20, 27, August 2, 3 @ 2pm. A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman and book by Julian Fellowes with new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Join Bert, jack-of-all trades, as he introduces you 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. Classic songs such as “Chim Chim Cher-ee”, “A Spoonful of Sugar” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” will take you and your family on a magical adventure through rainy London, England!




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