MARY POPPINS - Drury Lane Oakbrook Theatre Auditions

Posted: March 5, 2019

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MARY POPPINS - Chicago Open Call/Singers
Drury Lane Oakbrook Theatre

AUDITION DATE
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
10:00 am (CST)
10-1pm: Open chorus singers call. 1-2pm: Lunch 2-5pm: Dancer Callback (from morning singer's call.)

APPOINTMENTS
No appointment necessary. Performers will sing during the 10a-1p session 1st come 1st seen with priority given to AEA members.

CONTRACT
Special Agreement Drury Lane Special Agreement; $782/week

SEEKING
Diverse Male, Female, and Gender Expansive Dancers/Singers/Actors for the upcoming production of MARY POPPINS. See breakdown for details. Performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, ages, and disabilities will be fully and fairly considered for all roles and are encouraged to audition for said roles.

PREPARATION
Prepare one 16-bar cut in the style of the show. Bring sheet music in your key. Accompanist will be provided. Bring current headshot and resume. Be ready to dance (including tap dance) in the afternoon if you are called back to dance.

LOCATION
Porchlight Music Theatre (Rehearsal Space)
4200 W Diversey Ave
Chicago, IL 60639
Check in at W. Studio 2nd FL. Accessible entrance on West side of building.

PERSONNEL
Matthew Carney - Casting Director
Marcia Milgrom Dodge - Director/Choreographer
Michael Baxter - Associate Director/Choreographer
Roberta Duchak - Music Director

OTHER DATES
Callbacks 3/19/19 - 3/20/19
1st Rehearsal 10/21/19
1st Performance 11/15/19
Contemplated Closing 1/19/20

OTHER
Drury Lane Productions is commited to being an equal opportunity employer of Actors of all ethnicities (including, but not limited to, African-American, Asian/Asian-Pacific American, Hispanic-American, Native American, multi-cultural), female identified Actors, seniors, and Actors with disabilities.
An Equity monitor will be provided.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

BREAKDOWN
ALL PRINCIPAL ROLES AND CHORUS PARTS WILL BE UNDERSTUDIED.
Admiral Boom/Bank Chairman - 1. 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. 2. The head of the bank where Mr. Banks is employed, is an Edwardian stuffed-shirt. He can speak/sing his lines if necessary. Vocal range top: D4 Vocal range bottom: C3. When Admiral Bloom doubles as the Banks Chairman, he can be a baritone. Male ID; Age: 50s
Queen Victoria/MissSMythe/MissAndrew - 1. A statue in the park 2. The Bank Chairman's humorless secretary. 3. 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. Sings “Brimstone & Treacle” Female ID; Age: 40s. Vocal range top: F5; Vocal range bottom: Gb3
Miss Lark - The haughty next-door neighbor of the Banks family who treats her dog, Willoughby, as if her were child. Female ID; Age: 30 to 40
Katie Nanna - Jane and Michael's nanny at the beginning of the show. Overwhelmed and upset, she has absolutely had her fill of the Banks children. Female ID; Age: 30s
Policeman/Mr. Punch - A neighborhood fixture who is respected by and observant of households on his beat. Male ID; Age: 30s
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 ID; Age: 40s
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. Must be a strong dancer. Male ID; Age: Plays 16 - 22
Von Hussler - A businessman seeking a loan from the bank for a shady business deal. He speaks with a German accent. Male ID; Age: 30s
John Northbrook - A businessman seeking a loan to build a factory for his community. He speaks with an accent from Northern England. Male ID; Age: 30s
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). Sings “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” Female ID; Age: 40+
Other ensemble roles: William, Valentine/Annie, Glamourous Doll/Fannie.


Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.

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