MARY POPPINS - Paramount Theatre Auditions

Posted: January 29, 2014

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MARY POPPINS - ECC's in Aurora, IL

Paramount Theatre | Aurora, IL

Date of Audition:

2/11/2014

Call Type

Equity Principal

Time(s)

Tuesday, February 11th

Women ONLY Sign-Up: 9:30a Call 10a

Men ONLY Sign-Up: 12:30p Call 1p

Contract

LOA

to COST; $639/wk

Location

Paramount Rehearsal Hall

77 S. Stolp

Aurora, IL 60506

Located at the South end of Stolp Avenue, 3rd Fl.

Seeking

Male and Female Actors/Dancers/Singers. Please see Breakdown. NO CHILDREN.

Preparation

Be warmed up & prepared to dance in appropriate attire, bring flat shoes & taps. You may be asked to sing a 32 bar selection of a standard musical theatre song. NO pop/rock. Have a 2nd song prepared if asked. Bring sheet music in your key; an accompanist will be provided. Bring TWO headshot/resumes.

Other Dates

MARY POPPINS

First Rehearsal - November 3, 2014

First Performance - November 26, 2014

Closing - January 4, 2015

MARRY POPPINS Equity Principal Auditions - February 10th in Aurora, IL

Other

Auditions for Jane and Michael Banks will be held at a later date. Smaller roles and understudies will be cast from within the chorus/ensemble.

Personnel

Director & Choreographer Rachel Rockwell, Music Director Tom Vendafreddo, Artistic Director

Jim Corti, and Company Manager Jennette Birch will attend with casting authority.

EPA Rules are in effect.

A monitor will be provided.

Appointments

No appointments necessary. This is an Equity Chorus Call. Equity members will be seen first.

Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend. Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.

Breakdown

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. Excellent dancer, with tap skills.

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, physical comedian. 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.

Mrs. Brill:?50s-60s. The housekeeper. Always complaining that the house is understaffed. Most of the time her intimidating exterior barely masks the warmth underneath. 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:?20’s. House boy to the Banks family. Lazy, sleepy and grumbling. Never gets things right, so believes himself to be useless. Tenor.

The Birdwoman: 40+. Mysterious, but warm woman who sells bags of crumbs for the birds. Sings “Feed the Birds”.

Admiral Boom / Chairman: 50-70?One actor plays both. Boom: 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.


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