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Mary Poppins Youth Auditions-Albany, NY - Casting ID # 1594663
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Albany, NY Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 05-09-19
Audition Date 06-29-19 Submission deadline 06-26-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Mary Poppins became an immediate hit when it premiered as a movie musical in 1964. Forty years later, Cameron Macintosh conceived of an enchanting stage musical that combines elements of Disney’s film with material inspired by Travers’ books. In the musical, Bert, a jack-of-all-trades, invites us into the world of London, England in 1910 — and, specifically, into the dysfunctional home of the Banks family. Jane and Michael, the young Banks children, have sent yet another nanny packing, dismissing these children as hopelessly and irrevocably spoiled and misbehaved. With a father who works constantly and mother who is always distracted, Jane and Michael have suffered without strong caretaking forces in their lives. Then the magical Mary Poppins flies in on the wind, bringing with her a combination of whimsy, magic, and disciplined common sense to the children’s lives. Together, they go on memorable and magical adventures — and also learn the importance of a tidy nursery and of taking the medicine they need (with a spoonful of sugar, of course.) Mary Poppins’ transformational influence does not stop with the children — eventually, she teaches the grown-ups, as well, to open up and realize that “anything can happen if you let it.”

Role # 1 Mary Poppins
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Jane and Michael Banks\'s new nanny. She is extraordinary and strange, neat and tidy, delightfully vain yet particular, and sometimes a little frightening but always exciting. She is practically perfect in every way and always means what she says. A mezzo-soprano with strong top notes, she should be able to move well. She can have a more traditional soprano sound, but precision and diction is the key. Vocal range top: C6, Vocal range bottom: Gb3


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 18
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Bert
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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. Vocal range top: F#4, Vocal range bottom: B2


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 18
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 George Banks
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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. Vocal range top: Eb4, Vocal range bottom: Bb2


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 18
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Winifred Banks
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George\'s wife and Jane and Michael\'s mother. A former actress, she is a loving and distracted homemaker who is busy trying to live up to her husband\'s desire to only 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. Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: A3


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 18
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Jane
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The high-spirited daughter of Mr. and Mr. Banks, is bright and precocious but can be willful and inclined to snobbishness. Vocal range top: F#5, Vocal range bottom: A3


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 18
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Michael
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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. Vocal range top: E5, Vocal range bottom: A3


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 18
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Katie Nanna
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Jane and Michael’s nanny at the beginning of the show. Overwhelmed and upset, she has absolutely had her fill with the Banks children.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 18
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Policeman
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A neighborhood fixture who is respected by and observant of households on his beat.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 18
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Miss Lark
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 18
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Admiral Boom
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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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 18
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Mrs. Brill
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The housekeeper and cook for the Banks family. Overworked and harassed, 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. Vocal range top: D#5, Vocal range bottom: F#3


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 18
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Robertson Ay
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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. Vocal range top: G#4, Vocal range bottom: F3


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 18
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Park Keeper
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Uniformed and officious, he makes sure no one breaks park regulations. His life is defined by rules, but he secretly hankers after his childhood.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 18
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Neleus
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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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 18
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Queen Victoria
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A statue in the park.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 18
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 Bank Chairman
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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


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Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 18
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Miss Smythe
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The Bank Chairman's humorless secretary.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 18
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 18 Annie
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Part of ensembles.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 18
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 19 Fannie
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Part of ensembles.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 18
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 20 Valentine
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of ensembles.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 18
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 21 Teddy Bear
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Part of ensembles.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 18
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 22 Mr. Punch
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of ensembles.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 18
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 23 Doll
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Part of ensembles.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 18
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 24 Chimney Sweeps
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Part of ensembles.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 18
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 25 Toys
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Part of ensembles.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 18
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 26 Park Goers
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Part of ensembles.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 18
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 27 Von Hussler
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A businessman seeking a loan from the bank for a shady business deal. He speaks with a German accent.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 18
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 28 John Northbrook
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An honest businessman seeking a loan to build a factory for his community. He speaks with an accent from Northern England.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 18
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 29 Bird Woman
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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. Vocal range top: C5, Vocal range bottom: Gb3


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 18
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 30 Mrs. Corry
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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).


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Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 18
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 31 Miss Andrew
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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. Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: Gb3


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 18
Ethnicity: Any -