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"Mary Poppins" Auditions-Boston, MA - Casting ID # 1605856
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Boston, MA Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 11-21-19
Audition Date 01-21-20 Submission deadline 01-20-20
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The jack-of-all-trades, Bert, introduces us to London in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives in their living room. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again. With the classic songs by The Sherman Brothers, new toe-tappers by Stiles and Drewe (Honk!, Just So), and a heartwarming book by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey), grown-ups and kids alike can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "anything can happen, if you let it" in this Supercalifragilistic Broadway Musical!

Preparations:

- Those auditioning should prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song (in the style of the show is preferred). Songs from the show are also acceptable. No acapella auditions are accepted. Please make sure to select a song that also shows acting ability. Please provide sheet music, marked for the accompanist, and a headshot (5x7 is acceptable), and resume if possible. Following vocal auditions, there will be a standard dance audition and an optional tap combination (Bring tap shoes if participating in Tap Call). Please dress accordingly. You may be asked to read from the script. Auditions are open to those of all ages, however, please note the age range listed in the character breakdown for certain characters (i.e. Jane and Michael).

- Youth actors aged 7-13 auditioning for the roles of Jane and Michael should prepare the attached cutting of "The Perfect Nanny" in a posh-style British accent. They should sing both roles. They will also be asked to stay for the dance call.

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

Jane and Michael Banks\\\' new nanny. She is extraordinary and strange, neat and tidy, delightfully vain yet very 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 (Tap a plus). She can have a more traditional soprano sound, but precision and diction are key. Mary is, above all things, other-worldly and incredibly special.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

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

The narrator of the story, is a good friend to Mary Poppins. An everyman, Bert holds many trades, 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. The actor who plays this role must display a relaxed charisma and charm, excellent in character listening/reacting skills, and must be comfortable dancing solo. Baritone. Tap Experience a BIG plus.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 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 he had the perfect upbringing by his nanny, the cruel Miss Andrew. His emotional armor, however, conceals a sensitive soul. He is the impetus for Mary Poppins\' arrival on Cherry Tree Lane. A Baritone.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 37 to 49
Ethnicity: Any -

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

George\'s wife and Jane and Michael\'s mother. A former actress, she is a loving but distracted homemaker who is busy trying to live up to her husband\'s desire to associate with \"the best people\" as well as be a 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. Think Mother in Ragtime. Mezzo-Soprano.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 34 to 36
Ethnicity: Any -

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

The high-spirited daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Banks, is bright and precocious but can be willful and inclined to snobbishness. Child Soprano.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 7 to 13
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Michael Banks
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 attention from their parents. Male child voice, unbroken.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 7 to 13
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Mrs. Brill
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The housekeeper and cook for the Banks family. Overworked and harrassed, 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. Alto. A Doris Roberts Type.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 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. Tenor. Should be played as a teen (17-19), even if by an adult.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
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 needed.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 59
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 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. A fun role that requires an exaggerated, cartoonish character performance.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 40 to 59
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 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 lyrics if necessary. Baritone.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Neleus
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The statue of a posed man with a dolphin in the park near the Banks\' house. 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. A friend of Mary Poppins, and like her incredibly special. Strong DANCE role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 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 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. A friend of Mary Poppins, and like her incredibly special. Alto.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Mrs. Corry
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Owns a magical gingerbread shop. She is a woman of mystery who has traveled the world. A friend of Mary Poppins, and like her incredibly special. Soprano.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 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 the range. The only true \'villain\' in our story. It could be performed in drag.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 Von Hussler
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A devious, shady businessman seeking a loan from the bank for a questionable business deal. He speaks with a German accent. The performer in this role must be able to create a physically and vocally exaggerated, cartoonish character. Will double as ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 John Northbrook
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

An honest businessman seeking a loan to build a factory for his community. This role requires a performer who can project sincerity, honesty, and trustworthiness. A friend of Mary Poppins, and like her incredibly special. Will double as ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 18 Katie Nanna
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The last in a long line of similar nannies, Katie Nanna is frustrated, overwhelmed, annoyed with and sick of the Banks children. The actress in this role will double as ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Jane\'s doll who comes to life in a dream sequence in which he and the other toys express their anger at how they have been treated. A stern and frustrated character and a leader among the toys. This role requires a strong physical performance that can portray \'doll\' movement.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

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

A neighborhood fixture who is respected by and observant of households on his beat. Will double as ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 21 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. He will speak with a Cockney accent. Will double as ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 22 Miss Smythe
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The Bank Chairman\'s humorless secretary. A fun role that the actress can make her own. Will double as ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 23 Annie
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

One of Corry\'s daughters, impish sisters who help out at their mother\'s shop. They have a small dance feature in Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, These roles require strong movers with great physical performance skills.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 14 to 26
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 24 Fannie
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

One of Corry\'s daughters, impish sisters who help out at their mother\'s shop. They have a small dance feature in Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, These roles require strong movers with great physical performance skills.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 14 to 26
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 25 Chimney Sweeps
Seeking 3 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensembles.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 26 Bank Clerks
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensembles.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Part of the ensembles.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 28 Kite Flyers
Seeking 3 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensembles.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 29 Park Strollers
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensembles.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 30 Toys
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensembles.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 31 Gingerbread Customer
Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensembles.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 32 Starlighters
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensembles.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -