Mary Poppins – Equity Principal Auditions

Broadway / Production Contract/DTP $1,754/week minimum.
Producer: Cameron Mackintosh & Disney Theatrical Productions
Original Music & Lyrics: Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman
New Songs & Additional Music & Lyrics: George Stiles & Anthony Drewe
Book: Julian Fellowes
Based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film
Dir: Richard Eyre
Co-Dir & Choreo: Matthew Bourne
Co-Choreo: Stephen Mear
Mus Sprvsr: David Caddick
Casting: Tara Rubin Casting

Show is currently running on Broadway.

Combining the stories of P. L. Travers and the Academy Award-winning film, MARY POPPINS features the songs “Chim Chim Cher-ee”, “Let’s Go Fly a Kite”, “Supercalifragilisticexpialadocious” and others.

Seeking, for possible future replacements in the Broadway company:

Mary Poppins:
Mid 20s-30. Neat and tidy, delightfully vain. Very particular and sharp. Strange and extraordinary, sometimes frightening but at the same time exciting. Practically perfect in every way. Always means exactly what she says. British accent. Mezzo soprano with a strong top. Must be able to dance well.

Bert:
30s. Manly but warm. Inexplicably has a variety of occupations – match man, pavement painter, chimney sweep, hurdy-gurdy player. A friend of Mary Poppins, always nearby to watch the children and observe the goings on in Cherry Tree Lane. Song-and-dance man. Excellent tap dancer. Cockney accent. Baritone to G.

Mr. George Banks:
Early 40s. A senior bank clerk by name, nature and occupation. Believes, however wrong he may be, that he had the perfect childhood. Rules with an iron fist, but his emotional armor is concealing a sensitive soul. A pipe-and-slippers man who doesn’t have much to do with his children. Absent-minded, always losing his possessions. Likes things just so, even though money is always tight for a salaried man. Baritone.

Mrs. Winifred Banks:
30s. Very busy trying to live up to her husband’s desire to only associate with the best people. Loving but distracted mother. Overwhelmed by the conflict between her desire to please her husband and children and the contradictory suspicion that she’s both not up to the job and worth more. Mezzo soprano.

Jane Banks:
11. Pretty and attractive girl. Exuberant but willful. Occasionally inclined to snobbishness. Maximum height: 58”. Casting directors state, “Due to time and capacity we will be unable to see any Non-Equity children at this time.”

Michael Banks:
9. Cute and cheeky. Excitable. Naughty. Adores his father, and tries to be like him. Maximum height: 56”. Casting directors state, “Due to time and capacity we will be unable to see any Non-Equity children at this time.”

Mrs Brill:
50s. The housekeeper. Always complaining that the house is understaffed. Most of the time her intimidating exterior barely masks the warmth underneath. Big, bosomy and harassed. Barks rather than speaks. Doesn’t have a high opinion of nannies in general and Mary Poppins in particular. Alto.

Miss Andrew:
40s-50s. George’s old nanny. Overbearing lady with a huge trumpeting voice. Beak-nosed, grim-mouthed; small, peering bespectacled eyes. A bully who only knows one way of doing things – her way. Soprano with alto belt.

Robertson Ay:
Early 20s. House boy to the Banks family. Lazy, sleepy and grumbling. Never gets things right, so believes himself to be useless. Tenor.

The Birdwoman:
50s. Covered in a patchwork of old shawls, her pockets are stuffed with bags of crumbs for the birds. Sings “Feed the Birds”.

Admiral Boom / Chairman:
One actor plays both. Boom: 50s. Retired. Physically large man who has a loud and booming voice. Speaks in navy jargon. Baritone. Chairman: An Edwardian stuffed-shirt. Head of the bank.

Please note that this production will use smoke and haze in accordance with guidelines established with Actors’ Equity Association.

Company:
Broadway / Production Contract

Address:

New York, NY
US

Response Method(s):
At Audition

Audition Information

When:

Equity Principal Auditions:
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
10 AM – 6 PM
Lunch from 1 – 2.
Where:

Pearl Studios NYC “519”
519 Eighth Avenue, 12th Floor
New York City
Notes/What to bring:

Please prepare a contemporary musical theatre song. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided, but may not transpose. Please bring a photo and resume, stapled back-to-back.

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