Auditions for Mary Poppins Jr

Young Actors Playhouse is excited to announce auditions for “Mary Poppins, Jr!”

Based on one of the most popular Disney movies of all time! 

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.”

WHO:
Students grades 4th-9th

WHEN:
Auditions will be August 13th, 6:00 PM. Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out paperwork. Also be ready to list your child’s rehearsal conflicts for the next 4 months.

WHERE:
Auditions will be at our Kennesaw Studio:
1610 Cobb International Blvd, Suite 1
Kennesaw, GA 30152

WHAT:
Students will learn a short dance number so we can assess their abilities. Students should wear clothing appropriate for dance (easy to move in) and dance shoes (though tennis shoes will be fine). Flip Flops are not appropriate.

Following the dance audition, students will sing 16-32 bars of a musical theatre piece in the style of the show, however, students may audition with a song from the show if they choose.. You can find the playlist on YouTube HERE.

CALLBACKS:
Wednesday, August 14th, 6:00 PM. You will be notified via email/text if your child will need to attend callbacks. Students will read from the script and may be asked to sing again.

REHEARSALS
Rehearsals will begin August 17th:
Saturdays 10:30 AM-12:30 PM (note, this time may change to 12:30 PM-2:30 PM)
Tuesdays 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
All cast members are called to all rehearsals, unless previously listed on their conflict sheets.

TECH WEEK
The most important week of a production is Tech Week in which we rehearse at the performance venue (a local Middle School Auditorium). These are mandatory rehearsals.
Monday, October 28th, 6:00-8:30, Tech Rehearsal
Tuesday, October 29th, 6:00-8:30 , Tech Rehearsal
Wednesday, October 30th, 6:00-8:30, Tech Rehearsal
Thursday, October 31st, NO TECH REHEARSAL FOR HALLOWEEN
Friday, November 1st, 6:00-8:30, Final Dress Rehearsal

PERFORMANCES:
Saturday, November 2nd, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

PRODUCTION FEE:
If cast, all students must pay a registration fee of $40, plus $100 each month for 4 months.

AUXILIARY CLASSES
Students may not be quite ready for a production like this, especially if they have limited dance experience. If we feel like a student needs more training in order to participate in the production, we have dance classes on Monday evenings to help them improve their performance abilities.