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Auditions for "Mary Poppins"-Portland, OR - Casting ID # 1605343
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Portland, OR Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 11-13-19
Audition Date 01-20-20 Submission deadline 01-19-20
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
The beloved Disney classic tale follows the story of young Jane and Michael, who have sent many a nanny packing before a magical new person arrives on their doorstep. Utilizing a combination of snarky wit and common sense, Mary Poppins must teach the Banks family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect -- even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the practically perfect nanny.


Parents should also attend the initial audition to help fill out forms. Hopefuls will need to bring 16-32 bars (or about one minute) from a song that they would like to sing (sheet music or a CD, MP3 track with no background voices are acceptable), and a headshot/resume if they have one. If you don't know a song, "Happy Birthday" or "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" are acceptable.

Role # 1 Bert
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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 6 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 George Banks
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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 6 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Winifred Banks
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Winifred Banks: George's wife and Jane and Michael's mother. A former actress, she is 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: Male
Age: from 6 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Jane
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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 11 to 12
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Michael
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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. Age: 9 to 10. Vocal range top: E5. Vocal range bottom: A3.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 9 to 10
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Katie Nanna
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 6 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

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

A neighborhood fixture who is respected by and observant of households on his beat.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 6 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 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 he were her child.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 6 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Admiral Boom
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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 6 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Mrs. Brill
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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 6 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Robertson Ay
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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: Female
Age: from 6 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 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 very 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 6 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Park Keeper
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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 6 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Neleus
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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 a strong dancer.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 6 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Bank Chairman
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 6 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 Miss Smythe
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The Bank Chairman's humorless secretary.



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 6 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Von Hussler
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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 6 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 18 John Northbrook
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

An honest business man seeking a loan to build a factory for his community. He speaks with an accent from Northern England.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 6 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 19 Bird Woman
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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 6 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 20 Mrs. Corry
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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).


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 6 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 21 Miss Andrew
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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 6 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 22 Statues
Seeking 2 talent(s) for this role

Part of ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 6 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 23 Chimney Sweeps
Seeking 2 talent(s) for this role

Part of ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 6 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 24 People on the Street
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Part of ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 6 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 25 Talking Shop Patrons
Seeking 3 talent(s) for this role

Part of ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 6 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 26 Park goers
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Part of ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 6 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 27 Bankers
Seeking 3 talent(s) for this role

Part of ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 6 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 28 Telegrammers
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Telegrammers perform a short song and dance prior to each act, and sell "telegrams" in the lobby at Intermission. This is a great way for our youngest stars to dip their toes in the water, without the full commitment of the rehearsal schedule for the "big show."


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 3 to 7
Ethnicity: Any -