Mary Poppins Auditions

Welcome!  We are so glad you are interested in auditioning!

Auditions – Friday, September 6th
Callbacks – Saturday, September 7th
Wildwood United Methodist Church, 8911 Farm to Market Rd 1488, Magnolia, TX 77354
Time slots will be opened up for all who wish to audition

Cost to audition is $225.  Once an actor has auditioned, this is non-refundable.

To begin the audition sign-up process, please gather all the following information and have your actor hanging out close by. Our current sign-up process does not give you the ability to save and come back later to finish the form. In order to complete this process you will need the following:

  • Dates and roles of any performing and/or training experience

  • Your cast member so they can sign the agreements along with you

  • A credit card to pay the $225 production fee, non-refundable unless your child is not cast in the show

  • Dates and reasons for ALL rehearsal or show conflicts:
    Rehearsals – Friday nights & Saturdays, 9/13 – 11/2;
                         Fridays 5:30-8:30 pm; Saturdays 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
                         Lead dancers may have extra rehearsal Tuesday, 9/24 5:30 pm
    Tech Week – Monday 11/4 to Thursday 11/7, 5:30-9:30 pm (No conflicts allowed for Tech Week or Shows)
    8 Performances – 11/8 to 11/10  (2 School Day shows Friday morning, Fri. 7 pm; Sat 11 am, 3 pm, 7 pm; Sunday 2 pm, 6 pm)


**Once you have completed all forms, registered and paid, you will be emailed the link to signup for your audition.**  Please be sure to complete ALL steps AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. While we will open as many audition times as necessary for all who wish to try out, the prime slots will be taken quickly. We ask that you DO NOT SHARE THE AUDITION LINK with anyone else. Thank you!


 


CONFLICT/UNEXCUSED ABSENCE POLICY:  Those absences not listed on the audition form are considered unexcused**Please note: unexcused absences could result in a cast member being cut from a scene.  Unexcused absences once the run-through process, dress rehearsals, or shows have begun WILL cause an actor to be eligible ONLY for an ensemble role in the next NYT show for which they audition.  Exceptions, on a case-by-case basis, are made for illness and emergency.


If you have any questions, please contact Production Manager Rachel Holland at RachelHolland@nationalyouththeater.org.

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you at auditions!


Roles to be Cast

MARY POPPINS – is extraordinary and strange, neat and tidy, delightfully vain yet very particular, and sometimes a little frightening, but always exciting. A mezzo soprano with strong top notes, she should be able to move well.
 
BERT – the narrator of the story, is a good friend to Mary Poppins. He has charm, speaks with a Cockney accent, and is a song-and-dance-man. Baritone.

GEORGE BANKS – father to Jane and Michael Banks, is a banker to the very fiber of his being. A baritone, George may speak-sing as necessary.

WINIFRED BANKS – George’s wife and Jane and Michael’s mother. She has a great warmth and simplicity to her tone. Mezzo Soprano.

JANE BANKS – the high-spirited daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Banks, is bright and precocious but can be willful and inclined to snobbishness.

MICHAEL BANKS – is the cute and cheeky son of Mr. and Mrs. Banks. Excitable and naughty, he adores his father and tries to be like him. Male child voice, unbroken.

MRS. BRILL – is the housekeeper and cook for the Banks family. Alto.

ROBERTSON AY – is the houseboy to the Banks family. Lazy, sleepy, and grumbling, he never gets things right and believes himself to be useless. Tenor.

MISS ANDREW – is George’s overbearing and scary nanny. A soprano with an alto belt.

BIRD WOMAN – Sings “Feed the Birds.” Alto.

MRS. CORRY – owns a magical gingerbread shop. She speaks with an exotic accent. Soprano.

NELEUS – is the statue of a young boy in the park. Strong dancer.

VALENTINE – is a stuffed doll belonging to Jane. Female, mezzo soprano.

BANK CHAIRMAN – the head of the bank where Mr. Banks is employed, is an Edwardian stuffed-shirt. Baritone.

VON HUSSLER – is a businessman seeking a loan from the bank for a shady business deal. He speaks with a German accent.

JOHN NORTHBROOK – is an honest businessman seeking a loan to build a factory for his community. He speaks with an accent from Northern England.

PARK KEEPER – Uniformed and officious, he makes sure no one breaks park regulations. Tenor.

MISS LARK – is the haughty next-door neighbor of the Banks family who treats her dog, Willoughby, as if he were her child. Must not be afraid of dogs. Mezzo soprano.

ADMIRAL BOOM – is 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.

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

POLICEMAN – is a neighborhood fixture who is respected by and observant of the households on his beat.

QUEEN VICTORIA – is a statue in the park.

MISS SMYTHE – is the Bank Chairman’s humorless secretary.

ANNIE and FANNIE – Mrs. Corry’s daughters.

TEDDY BEAR, MR. PUNCH, and DOLL – toys belonging to Jane and Michael.

LEAD DANCERS

ENSEMBLE