ACT is calling on the whole community - Adults, Children and everyone in between!
Singers, actors, dancers and behind-the-scenes volunteers -
crew, set construction, props, costumes, makeup & more.
ACT AUDITIONS: MARY POPPINS
August 19 - 21
KIDS ONLY audition slot on Saturday, August 20th at 10:00am
Call or email an ACT representative with any questions.
970-924-0464 or firstname.lastname@example.org
AUDITION & SHOW INFORMATION:
Brand New This Year: The option to use recorded accompaniments for vocal auditions (bring your own). Accompanist provided for those who don't have recordings.
Friday, August 19th & Saturday, August 20th
at the Aspen High School Black Box Theatre
Sunday, August 21st at the Black Box Theatre
Starting Monday, September 12th
Mondays - Fridays from 6:30pm-9:30pm
Mandatory Tech Rehearsal on Saturday, October 29th
Some children/families will have modified schedules, final rehearsal schedule tbd based on show needs
Aspen District Theatre
November 4th, 5th, 6th & November 11th, 12th, 13th
Sunday shows are matinees
IMPORTANT PERFORMER INFO & COMMITMENT:
Mary Poppins is a big undertaking and requires cast members to commit to the rehearsal schedule. We know it's off season but performers cannot be cast with more than two conflicts.
All performers must provide proof of vaccination in order to be cast.
ACT presents Mary Poppins
Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure.
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 and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft.
Director: Graham Northrup
Music Director: Erica Nottingham
Costume Design: Colleen Fawley
Choreography: Ricki Smith Newman
LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS
Assistant Stage Managers
Dancers & Singers - Chimney Sweeps, Toys, Park-goers, Annie, Fannie, Valentine, Teddy Bear, Mr. Punch, Doll
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.
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. A mezzo soprano with strong top notes, she should be able to move well. She can have a more traditional soprano sound, but precision and diction is the key.
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. A baritone, George may speak-sing as necessary.
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.
The high-spirited daughter of Mr. and Mr. Banks, is bright and precocious but can be willful and inclined to snobbishness.
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.
Jane and Micahel's nanny at the beginning of the show. Overwhelmed and upset, she has absolutely had her fill of the Banks children.
A neighborhood fixture who is respected by and observant of households on his beat.
The haughty next-door neighbor of the Banks family who treats her dog, Willoughby, as if it was her child.
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. Can be any vocal range as needed. If Admiral Bloom doubles as the Banks Chairman, he can be a baritone.
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. She does not have to be a strong singer.
The houseboy to the Banks family. Lazy, sleepy and grumbling, he never gets things right and believes himself to be useless. He doesn't do a lot of singing, but his "Spoonful" solo can be a fun surprise.
Uniformed and officious, he makes sure no one breaks park regulations. His life is defined by rules, but he secretly hankers after his childhood.
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.
A statue in the park.
The head of the bank where Mr. Banks is employed, is an Edwardian stuffed-shirt. He can speak/sing his lines if necessary.
The Bank Chairman's humorless secretary.
A businessman seeking a loan from the bank for a shady business deal. He speaks with a German accent.
An honest business man seeking a loan to build a factory for his community. He speaks with an accent from Northern England.
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. Sings "Feed the Birds." There can be a gruff, folksy quality to her voice that reflects the hardness of her life.
Owns a magical gingerbread shop. She is a mysterious woman of great age who speaks with a Caribbean accent (or any accent that would make her seem exotic).
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. A soprano with an alto belt, there can be some heaviness to her voice along with range.