Spring 2018 Show – Mary Poppins

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! 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. Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft.
— Musical Theater International

SHOW DATES
Thursday, April 26th
Friday, April 27th
Saturday, April 28th
Sunday, April 29th
**All performances are in the Worship Center at Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church—2850 Old Alabama Rd, Johns Creek**

Scroll down for audition information, cast of characters, detailed rehearsal schedule, and more.

AUDITION INFORMATION
All auditioning students must attend both the vocal and dance auditions. Accommodations will be made for students participating in Godspell Jr at PCBC. Check out our Audition Process link for more information.

Vocal Auditions:
Please prepare a one-minute musical theatre song with Karaoke track in the style of the show. Download this track to a device, we CANNOT guarantee wifi.
Friday, January 26th
Act 1 (ages 8-5th Grade)—4:30pm-6:00pm
Act 2 (6th Grade-Age 18)—6:30pm-8:00pm

Dance Auditions:
Please wear dance shoes or close toed shoes and clothes that are easy to move in. A combination will be taught by the choreographer.
Saturday, January 27thth
Act 1—10:00am-11:00am
Act 2—11:00am-12:00pm

Callbacks:
An email will be sent out the night of vocal auditions with a list of students called-back. Please bring a cell-phone to call-backs as students will be released at different times throughout the call-back process.
Saturday, January 27th—1:00pm-5:00pm

Please register for a class, then email info@cytatlanta.com to reserve a slot.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Fridays–5:30pm-10:00pm
Saturdays—10:00am-3:00pm

February—2/3, 9/10, 16/17, 23/24
March—2/3, 9/10, 16/17, 23/24
April—6/7, 13/14, 20/21

TECH WEEK:
Sunday, April 22nd—(possible) TBA
Monday, April 23rd—5:30pm-10:00pm
Tuesday, April 24th—5:30pm-10:00pm
Wednesday, April 25th—5:30pm-10:00pm

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
MARY POPPINS—The Banks’ ‘Practically Perfect’ new nanny. Mary Poppins is kind but pragmatic, adventurous and sensible. She speaks with a British accent. Tap skills a plus. Range: Gb3-C6

BERT –The story’s narrator, Bert is a charmer and good friend to Mary. He has many occupations including lamp-lighter, sidewalk artist and chimney sweep. Speaks with a Cockney Accent. Tap skills a plus. Range: B2-F#4

GEORGE BANKS—As Jane and Michael’s father, George demands ‘precision and order.’ While trying to be a good provider he often misses out on spending time with his children. Standard British accent. Range: Bb2-Eb4

WINIFRED BANKS- George’s wife and mother to Jane and Michael. A former actress, Mrs. Banks is struggling to fill the role of model wife and mother. Standard British accent. Range: A3-D5

JANE BANKS—The high-spirited 11-year old daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Banks. She is bright and precocious. Standard British accent. Range: A3-F#5

MICHAEL BANKS– The mischievous 9 year old son of Mr. And Mrs. Banks. He adores his father and tries to be like him. Standard British Accent. Range: A3-E5

MRS. BRILL—The housekeeper and cook for the Banks family. She is overworked and sometimes grumpy but cares for the Banks family. Cockney Accent. Range: F#3-D#5

ROBERTSON AY—The houseboy to the Banks Family. He is lazy, sleeping and grumbling. Cockney Accent. Range: F3-G#4

MISS ANDREW—George’s strict and frightening nanny. She is a bully who threatens the children with brimstone and treacle. Standard British Accent. Range: Gb3-F5

BIRD WOMAN—A woman who sells crumbs for birds to passersby, and teaches the children that kindness comes in all forms. Cockney Accent. Range: GB3-C5

MRS. CORRY—Owner of a magical gingerbread letter shop. She is mysterious and larger than life. Range: D4-C5

NELEUS—The statue of a young boy in the park. Neleus was separated from his father, Poseidon. He is happy to befriend Jane and Michael. Standard British Accent. Range: B2-D4

VALENTINE—One of Michael’s toys who comes to life to share how Michael has mistreated him.

SPEAKING ROLES

ADMIRAL BOOM—A retired Royal Navy man and neighbour to the Banks Family. He has a soft spot for Miss Lark. Standard British Accent.

MISS LARK—The haughty next-door neighbour of the Banks family who treats her dog, Willoughby, as if he were family. Standard British Accent.

KATIE NANNA—The last in a long line of nannies for the Banks children before Mary Poppins arrives. Cockney Accent.

POLICEMAN—A neighbourhood fixture who is respected by and observant of households on his beat. Cockney Accent.

PARK KEEPER—Obsessed with rules, he makes sure the park runs smoothly. Cockney Accent.

BANK CHAIRMAN—The head of the bank where Mr. Banks is employed. Standard British Accent.

MISS SMYTHE—The Bank Chairman’s humourless secretary. Standard British Accent.

JOHN NORTHBROOK—An honest business man seeking a loan. English Accent.

VON HUSSLER—A businessman seeking a loan for a shady business deal. German Accent.

ENSEMBLE ROLES
Annie/Fannie—Mrs. Corry’s daughters
Queen Victoria—a statue in a park
Teddy Bear
Doll
Mr. Punch
Statues
Toys
Mrs. Corry’s Customers
Chimney Sweeps
Parkgoers
Bank Clerks