A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film
Based on one of the most popular Disney movies of all time and the Broadway musical that played for over 2,500 performances and received multiple Olivier and Tony Awards nominations, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect Broadway Junior musical!
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. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”
Directed by Kade Gundlach
Music Direction by Janine Gagnon
Auditions will be held on Sunday, February 26 from 6:00-8:30 pm and on Monday, February 27 from 5:00-6:45 pm. They will be held at Blue Water located at 605 Rice St. East, Wayzata, MN 55391. The theatre is on the corner of Rice St. East and Walker Avenue. Walk up the driveway (off of Walker Ave.) and enter the theatre through the back. Sign up for an in-person audition.
Rehearsals are generally on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 5:00-6:45 pm. There will be two Saturday rehearsals. Rehearsals begin on Saturday, March 4 from 1:00-3:30 pm. See the Actor Audition Form for the full rehearsal schedule.
Performances will be April 27-29 and May 4-6 at 7:00 pm and on April 30 and May 7 at 2:00 pm.
Tuition for participation in this production is $345 per student. Tuition is due on Thursday, March 9. Scholarships and payment plans are available. Contact email@example.com for more information. BWTC Scholarship Policy and Application
FILL OUT THE ACTOR AUDITION FORM WITH THE HELP OF A PARENT/GUARDIAN. The form must be completed by the time of the audition.
PRACTICE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SONGS FROM THE SHOW TO SING FOR YOUR AUDITION
“Spoonfull of Sugar ” (with vocals)
“Spoonfull of Sugar” (instrumental)
“Anything Can Happen_Part 2 ” (with vocals)
“Anything Can Happen_Part 2” (instrumental)
Anything Can Happen_Part 2_sheet music
PRACTICE READING A SIDE (A PORTION OF THE SCRIPT)
Read through the sides posted here. Then pick your favorite one to practice. You decide which character you’d like to be. A volunteer at auditions will read the parts of the other characters. Paper copies of the sides will be printed out and ready to use at auditions.
2 Mary Poppins, Bert, Jane, Michael, Mrs. Corry
3 Von Hussler, George, Northbrook
4 Winifred, Miss Andrew, Mrs. Brill, Michael, Jane
On Audition Day
Arrive at the theatre 5-10 minutes before your scheduled time.
Check in at the table in the lobby. Hand in a headshot labeled with your name (photocopy of a casual picture is fine) or have your picture taken.
When your name is called, you’ll head into the audition space. You get to decide if you’d like to read the side or sing your song first. You might feel a bit nervous when you audition. That’s ok. Remember to smile and have fun. The adults at auditions are friendly and look forward to meeting you!
If you can’t make it to auditions at the theatre, you can send a video instead. In your video, state your full name, sing “TITLE” and read from the side. You can read the parts of all of the characters or invite someone to be your scene partner. Email your video to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6:00 pm on Monday, February 27th . Include your full name and POPPINS in the subject line of the email. Send it to email@example.com.
There will be no callbacks for this show.
The cast list will be posted on this audition webpage by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 1st.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 952-855-9147.