Auditions for Disney's "Mary Poppins"

Sat Mar 09 2024 at 09:00 am

168 Eureka St, Redlands, CA 92373 | Redlands

RBPA Mary Poppins
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Auditions for Disney's "Mary Poppins"
Disney’s Mary Poppins – March 9th, 2024 from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Callbacks and limited additional auditions will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2024 from 11:00am until 3:00pm.
Auditions will be held at Mission Gables, directly behind the Redlands Bowl on Eureka Street.
Auditions will be held by appointment only. All are welcome and roles are open for men and women. Men are especially encouraged to audition. Those auditioning should be prepared to sing 16 measures of any familiar Broadway musical style song, preferably from Disney and Cameron Makintosh’s “Mary Poppins.”
Auditioners can sign up for an audition appointment online at Auditioners can also upload a theatrical resume and recent photo or headshot at the link if they have one.
Prior experience is not necessary to audition, so those without a theatrical resume may indicate any performing experience such as church choirs, public speaking, etc.
Auditioners should also bring their own sheet music in the preferred key, and be prepared to sing a short selection of about 16 measures. A pianist will be provided but will not be able to transpose any sheet music. Auditions with CDs or a capella will not be accepted. Those without sheet music will be asked to sing “Happy Birthday” with the accompanist.
Disney and Cameron Makintosh’s “Mary Poppins” is the critically acclaimed Broadway smash hit musical based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic 1964 Walt Disney film. The production delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved production features world famous songs by Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman, including “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “Jolly Holiday,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” and “Feed the Birds,” among other hits that have been enjoyed by millions of fans throughout the world.
Disney’s “Mary Poppins” is currently scheduled to be performed with a live full orchestra and presented on Tuesday, July 23, (Public Dress Rehearsal) and Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, July 25 through 28, at the Redlands Bowl. The performances begin at 8:00 PM each evening.
Mary Poppins –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.
Bert –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.
George Banks – 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.
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.
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 –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.
Katie Nanna –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 –A neighborhood fixture who is respected by and observant of households on his beat.
Miss Lark –The haughty next-door neighbor of the Banks family who treats her dog, Willoughby, as if her were child.
Admiral Boom –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.
Mrs. Brill –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.
Robertson Ay –The houseboy to the Banks family. Lazy, sleepy and grumbling, he never gets things right and believes himself to be useless.
Park Keeper –Uniformed and officious, he makes sure no one breaks park regulations. His life is defined by rules, but he secretly hankers after his childhood.
Neleus –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.
Queen Victoria – A statue in the park.
Bank Chairman – The head of the bank where Mr. Banks is employed, is an Edwardian stuffed-shirt.
Miss Smythe – The Bank Chairman’s humorless secretary.
Von Hussler – A businessman seeking a loan from the bank for a shady business deal.
John Northbrook – An honest business man seeking a loan to build a factory for his community.
Bird Woman – 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.
Mrs. Corry – Owns a magical gingerbread shop. She is a mysterious woman of great age.
Miss Andrews – 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.
Annie, Fannie, Valentine, Teddy Bear, Mr. Punch, Doll, Chimney Sweeps, Toys, Parkgoers, Customers, Kite Flyers, etc.

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168 Eureka St, Redlands, CA 92373, United States

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