AUDITIONS NOW OPEN FOR MARY POPPINS ON GOLD COAST ARTS CENTRE

MARY POPPINS AUDITIONS NOW OPEN!

We are excited to announce that applications are now open for Mary Poppins.

The Arts Centre Gold Coast is seeking experienced musical theatre performers for the production of Mary Poppins. All performers must have both a High-Intermediate singing and dancing ability. Single tickets for Mary Poppins are now on sale also.

About the musical
Mary Poppins is the story of the Banks family who live in a big house in London on Cherry Lane. Things are not going well for the family, the children, Jane and Michael, are out of control and are in need of a new nanny. When a mysterious young woman named Mary Poppins appears at their doorstep, the family finds that she’s the answer to their prayers. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones she has a profound effect upon.

PERFORMANCE SEASON
Fri 17 – Sat 25 June 2016 (8 Performances)

PART TIME REHEARSALS
Mon 11 April – Thu 16 June 2016

AUDITIONS & REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Online registration forms must be completed in full for your application to be considered.
You must be 17 years or older at the time of audition to apply (unless Auditioning for JANE & MICHAEL BANKS). Applications will be screened; only successful applicants will be invited to audition by appointment.

REGISTER YOUR DETAILS TO AUDITION HERE http://www.theartscentregc.com.au/opportunities/mary-poppins-auditions

Registrations Open: Mon 4 Jan, 2016 Registrations close: Sun 21 Feb, 2016
Vocal Auditions: Thu 10 – Fri 11 Mar, 2015 (By Appointment)
Dance Assessment & Call backs: Sat 12 Mar, 2016
Please ensure you are flexible with your availability on all of these dates

CASTING ROLES
PRINCIPALS
Mary Poppins: female, mid 20s, mezzo-soprano
Bert: male, age mid-30s, baritone to g
Michael Banks: male, age 9-11
Jane Banks: female, age 9-11
Mr. Banks: male, age: mid 40’s baritone
Mrs. Banks: female, age: mid 30’s mezzo soprano

SUPPORTING
Admiral Boom (Male, Age: 50’s | Baritone)
Katie Nana (Female, Age: Mid 30’s | Soprano)
Miss Andrew (Female, Age: 40-50 | Soprano)
Miss Lark (Female, Age: Mid 30’s | Mezzo Soprano)
Mrs Brill (Female, Age: Mid 50’s | Alto)
Mrs Corry (Female, Age: 50-60 | Soprano)
Neleus (Male, Age: Mid 20’s | Tenor)
Robertson Ay (Male, Age: Early 20’s | Tenor)
The Bird Woman (Female, Age: 50-60 | Alto)
The Park Keeper (Male, Age: 30-50 | Alto)

ENSEMBLE
Chimney Sweeps, Towns People etc.
Any Gender, Ages 17-50,
Dance Level is High-Intermediate

Please Note: Only the roles of Mary Poppins and Bert will attract a paid honorarium. All other cast roles are on a voluntary unpaid basis.

REQUIREMENTS AND PREPARATION
Principal and Supporting Roles: Prepare two contrasting songs in a contemporary theatre style that shows the vocal range of the character you are auditioning for.
Ensemble Roles: Please prepare 32 Bars from a modern musical repertoire

You must bring to your audition piano sheet music in a plastic sleeve folder, in the correct key and any cuts are to be marked clearly. No Pre-Recorded Backing Tracks will be accepted.

You must bring to your audition piano sheet music in a plastic sleeve folder, in the correct key and any cuts are to be marked clearly. No Pre-Recorded Backing Tracks will be accepted.

Enquiries about auditions may be sent to auditions@theartscentregc.com.au.

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