Artisan Center Theater announces auditions for Disney’s Mary Poppins and Cameron Mackintosh. Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman | Book by Julian Fellowes. New songs and additional music and lyrics by Anthony Drewe and George Stiles. Co-created by A Musical based on the stories of PL Travers and the Walt Disney film. Directed by Connie Sanchez | Musical direction by Devon Harper
Everyone’s favorite near-perfect nanny takes to the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure!
Tuesday April 19 and Wednesday April 20, 2022 from 7 p.m.
** Callbacks will take place on Monday April 25 and Tuesday April 26, 2022 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
· Audition form and more information at: https://www.artisanct.com/auditions
Auditions will be held at the Artisan Center Theater located at 444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, TX 76053
· Rehearsals begin May 9, 2022 and usually take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday times are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (not everyone will be called to every rehearsal)
· Age of actors: 7 years old. at all adult ages (under 7 with director’s approval)
From June 24 to July 30, 2022, performances will take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
· Please prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show that best displays your vocal abilities. An accompanist will be provided, so please bring sheet music with marked bars, or music can be played from a performer’s electronic device.
· The actors will be doing script readings, so it is recommended that everyone auditioning is familiar with the material. The audition pages will be posted on the ACT website.
· Possible dance audition during encores.
Please see the registration link for the conflict schedule. It is essential that you inform the Artisan Center Theater of all your conflicts when you register to audition. The Artisan Center Theater will not be able to accept disputes after casting is complete, except for emergencies.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
One of the most popular Disney films of all time captures hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by PL Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for more than 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including the best musical.
Jack-of-all-trades Bert introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael sent many nannies packing before Mary Poppins arrived on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must re-teach the family members to value each other. Mary Poppins takes children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones she has a profound effect on. Even adults can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “anything can happen if you let it.”
Bert – The narrator of the story, is a good friend of Mary Poppins. Age: 25 to 35 years old. Vocal High Range: F#4, Vocal Low Range: B2
George Banks – Jane and Michael Banks’ father. Age: 35 to 45 years old. Vocal High Range: Eb4, Vocal Low Range: Bb2
Winifred Banks – George’s wife and Jane and Michael’s mother. Age: 30 to 40. Vocal High Range: D5, Vocal Low Range: A3
Jane – The high-spirited daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Banks. Age: 11 to 12 years old. Upper vocal range: F#5, lower vocal range: A3
Michael – The cute and cheeky son of Mr. and Mrs. Banks. Age: 9 to 10 years old. Upper voice range: E5, lower voice range: A3
Katie Nanna – Jane and Michael’s nanny at the start of the show. Age: 30 to 35 years old.
Policeman – An element of the neighborhood who is respected and observant of households on his pace. Age: 30 to 40 years old.
Miss Lark – The haughty neighbor of the Banks family. Age: 30 to 35 years old.
Admiral Boom – A retired Royal Navy man and neighbor of the Banks family. Age: 50 years old.
Mrs. Brill – The housekeeper and cook of the Banks family. Age: 50 years old. Upper vocal range: D#5, lower vocal range: F#3
Robertson Ay – The Banks family servant. Age: 20 years old. Upper vocal range: G#4, lower vocal range: F3
Mary Poppins – Jane and Michael Banks’ new nanny. Age: 20 years old. Upper vocal range: C6, lower vocal range: Gb3
Park Keeper – Uniformed and unofficial, makes sure no one breaks park rules. Age: 40 years old.
Neleus – The statue of a young boy posed with a dolphin in the park. Age: 10 to 15 years old.
Queen Victoria – A statue in the park. Age: 40 years old.
Bank President – The head of the bank where Mr. Banks is employed. Age: 50 to 60 years old. Upper vocal range: D4, lower vocal range: C3
Miss Smythe – The bank president’s humorless secretary. Age: 40 years old.
Von Hussler – A businessman seeking a loan from the bank for a shady business deal.
Age: 30 years old
John Northbrook – An honest businessman looking for a loan to build a factory for his community. Age: 30 years old.
Bird Woman – Tries to sell her crumbs to passers-by, who ignore her as if she doesn’t exist. Age: 50 years old. Upper vocal range: C5, lower vocal range: Gb3
Mrs. Corry – Owns a magical gingerbread store. Age: 40 years old.
Miss Andrew – George’s bossy and creepy nanny. Age: 40 years old. Upper vocal range: F5, lower vocal range: Gb3
Set – Kids, Annie, Fannie, Valentine, Teddy Bear, Mr. Punch, Doll, Chimney Sweeps, Toys, Parkgoers.
ABOUT THE THEATER:
The Artisan Center Theater produces large-scale Broadway-style musicals year-round in its 195-seat theater. On the second stage, Artisan Children’s Theater produces children’s shows every year where children perform for children. As part of their mission to create opportunities to experience uplifting family theater, Artisan offers a comprehensive program of theater education, dance and performing arts classes throughout the year. . Opened in 2003, Artisan has been blessed to serve, entertain and provide theater opportunities to hundreds of thousands of people in the DFW metroplex. Artisan Center Theater is located at 444 E Pipeline Rd. in Hurst, Texas. The theater is closed on Sundays. For more information about Artisan, visit www.ArtisanCT.com.