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AUDITION FOR ARTS CENTER PRODUCTION OF

 MARY POPPINS

 

Auditions for “MARY POPPINS”, the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina's Holiday Musical Production are Sunday, September 13 from 11:00AM – 6:00PM. The production will be directed by Casey Colgan, well known to the Arts Center for directing “42nd Street” and “Singin' in the Rain” among others.

Rehearsals for MARY POPPINS begin on November 17, and performances run from December 9-31, 2015. Actors must be available for all rehearsals and performances.

Auditions are by appointment only. Performers should prepare a song either from the show or in the style of the show. If you dance, please bring in character shoes men and women. Please wear clothing that shows off your figure.

Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. A monitor is not provided. Character descriptions are below. For more information about roles and to schedule an appointment, call Gail Ragland at 843-686-3945 ext. 202 or email her GRagland@artshhi.com.

ALL ROLES ARE AVAILABLE:

MARY POPPINS:
25-35. Crystal Clear Soprano with Strong Top. 5’7” or taller.As Jane and Michael’s new nanny, she is a dazzling personality and a force to be reckoned with. She is full of hope when things look bleak, and also inspires the Banks family, through magic and common sense, to remember the need for compassion and appreciation. Must be an excellent singer/actor. Must Dance very well / Musical Theatre style. Must not be afraid of heights.

BERT:
25-35 Baritone. 6’0” or Taller.A one-man-band, sidewalk artist, chimney sweep, kite salesman, and friend to Mary Poppins. He is charming and charismatic. He also serves as a narrator to the story. Must be a strong actor. Must Dance extremely well / Musical Theatre/Tap styles. Must not be afraid of heights.

GEORGE BANKS:
Late 30s to 45. Baritone. 5’ 11” or taller.Extremely strong acting skills. Head of the Banks household, he is a bank manager who tries to be a good provider for his family, but often forgets to be a good father and husband.

WINIFRED BANKS:
Mid 30’s to 40. A warm and inviting soprano voice. 5'7" or taller.Jane and Michael’s loving yet distracted mother. She is a former actress who is very busy trying to live up to her husband’s societal and lifestyle expectations. Should be comfortable with movement.

JANE BANKS:
To play 10 to 12 years old. Girl Soprano. Bright, exuberant, and willful. She is inclined to snobbishness. Mary looks to teach her respect and humility, while fostering her independent spirit. Should be comfortable with movement.

MICHAEL BANKS:
To play 8-10. Boy Soprano. The Banks’ young, precocious son whose poor behavior has brought on the need for Mary Poppins. She looks to teach him generosity and manners, while encouraging his childlike imagination. Should be comfortable with movement.

MRS. BRILL:
40s to 50s. Alto. Comic relief of the show.The Banks’ direct and exasperated cook/housekeeper who rules the kitchen with an iron fist. Should be comfortable with movement.

ROBERTSON AY:
20’s to early 30’s. Tenor. The Bank’s clumsy, yet good-hearted footman who has a little trouble following directions. Physical comedy a must. Tallish and Gangly.Dance a plus.

MISS ANDREW:
40’s to late 50’s. Soprano with Alto Belt. George Bank’s formidable-looking childhood nanny. She is cruel, terrifying, and demanding to the entire Banks household. Should be comfortable with movement.

BIRD WOMAN:
45-60. Alto. The old, wizened, and solemn woman who sits outside St. Paul’s Cathedral selling bags of crumbs for the pigeons. Her presence helps Mary teach the children to look past someone’s exterior in order to see their true beauty. Should be comfortable with movement.

ADMIRAL BOOM / BANK CHAIRMAN:
50-60. Baritone. ADMIRAL BOOM: The Bank’s jolly and friendly neighbor whose house is shaped like a great ship. BANK CHAIRMAN: George’s intimidating, yet ultimately appreciative boss. Should be comfortable with movement.

MALE ENSEMBLE:
To play Late teens-35. Our men will play a variety of roles including the Park Keeper, Von Hussler, Northbrook, and others, as well as dance and sing. Strong, athletic, trained, musical theatre dancers and singers proficient in tap, ballet and musical theatre dance. Acro a plus.

FEMALE ENSEMBLE:
To play Late teens-35. Our women will play a variety of roles including Katie Nanna, Miss Lark, Miss Smythe and others, as well as dance and sing. Strong, athletic, trained, musical theatre dancers and singers proficient in tap, ballet (the female ensemble dance as chimney sweeps in ‘Step in Time’) and musical theatre dance. Acro a plus.

ADDITIONAL CHILDREN:
We are planning to cast an additional young boy and girl in the ensemble who will also cover Michael and Jane (see above).


 

AUDITION FOR ARTS CENTER PRODUCTION OF

 The Mousetrap

 

Auditions for “The Mousetrap”, the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina's Winter Production are Monday, October 5 from 11:00AM – 6:00PM. The production will be directed by Russ Treyz, well known to the Arts Center.

Rehearsals for The Mousetrap begin in early January, and performances run from February 9-28, 2016. Actors must be available for all rehearsals and performances.

Auditions are by appointment only. Performers should prepare a monologue.

Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. A monitor is not provided. Character descriptions will be available shortly. For more information about roles and to schedule an appointment, call Gail Ragland at 843-686-3945 ext. 202 or email her GRagland@artshhi.com.
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