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 “MARY POPPINS”

EPA
PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE
MILLBURN, NJ
AEA COST TIER 4 ($857.00/WEEK MINIMUM)

Producer: Paper Mill Playhouse (Producing Artistic Director: Mark S. Hoebee; Associate Artistic Director: Patrick Parker)
Director: Mark S. Hoebee
Choreographer: Denis Jones
Musical Director: TBA
Book: Julian Fellowes
Music & Lyrics: Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Casting: Telsey + Company/Cesar A. Rocha
Rehearsals Begin in NY: May 1
Tech Begins at Paper Mill: May 18
First Performance: May 24
Press Opening: May 28
Closing: June 25
Auditions: Mid-February in NYC

SEEKING:

Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

[Mary Poppins] Female, 20’s, any ethnicity. 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. Vocal range: Bb3 – C6.

[Bert] Male, 30’s, any ethnicity. 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. Tap experience required. Vocal range: B2 – F#4.

[George Banks] Male, 40’s, any ethnicity. 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. Vocal range: Bb2 – Eb4.

[Winifred Banks] Female, 30’s, any ethnicity. George's wife and Jane and Michael's mother. A former actress, she is a 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 a 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. Vocal range: A3 – D5.

[Bird Woman] Female, 50’s, any ethnicity. Covered in a patchwork of old shawls, her pockets are stuffed with bags of crumbs for the birds. She tries to sell her crumbs to the 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. Vocal range: Gb3 – C5.

[Robertson Ay] Male, 20’s, any ethnicity. The houseboy to the Banks family. Lazy, sleepy and grumbling, he never gets things right and believes himself to be useless. Vocal range: F3 – G#4.

[Mrs. Brill] Female, 50’s, any ethnicity. 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. Vocal range: F#3 – D#5.

[Admiral Boom/Bank Manager] Male, 50’s, any ethnicity. Admiral Boom: A retired Royal Navy man and neighbor of the Banks family. With a loud and booming voice, he speaks in Navy jargon and has a soft spot for his neighbor, Miss Lark. Bank Manager: The head of the bank where Mr. Banks is employed, is an Edwardian stuffed-shirt. Vocal range: C3 – D4.

[Queen Victoria/Miss Smythe/Miss Andrew] Female, 40’s, any ethnicity. Miss Smythe: The Bank Manager’s humorless secretary. Miss Andrew: 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. Vocal range: Gb3 – F5.

EPA Information:

Monday, February 8th, 2017
Pearl Studio, 500 8th Avenue, 12th Floor
10:00am – 6:00pm (Lunch 1:30pm – 2:30pm)

Please prepare 32 bars in the style of the show. A piano accompanist will be provided. Bring a photo/resume stapled together.

 


“MARY POPPINS”
ECC FOR SINGERS
PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE
MILLBURN, NJ
AEA COST TIER 4 ($857.00/WEEK MINIMUM)

Producer: Paper Mill Playhouse (Producing Artistic Director: Mark S. Hoebee; Associate Artistic Director: Patrick Parker)
Director: Mark S. Hoebee
Choreographer: Denis Jones
Musical Director: TBA
Book: Julian Fellowes
Music & Lyrics: Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Casting: Telsey + Company/Cesar A. Rocha
Rehearsals Begin in NY: May 1
Tech Begins at Paper Mill: May 18
First Performance: May 24
Press Opening: May 28
Closing: June 25
Auditions: Mid-February in NYC

SEEKING:

Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

[Miss Lark] Female, 30’s, any ethnicity. The haughty next-door neighbor of the Banks family who treats her dog, Willoughby, as if he were her child. Mezzo soprano. Possible principal understudy assignments.

[Mrs. Corry] Female, 40’s, any ethnicity. Owns a magical gingerbread shop. She is a mysterious woman of great age who speaks with an exotic accent. Soprano. Possible principal understudy assignments.

[Annie] Female, 20’s, any ethnicity. Mrs. Corry’s daughter. Mezzo soprano. Possible principal understudy assignments.

[Fannie] Female, 20’s, any ethnicity. Mrs. Corry’s daughter. Soprano. Possible principal understudy assignments.

[Katie Nanna] Female, 30’s, any ethnicity. Jane and Michael’s nanny at the beginning of the show. Overwhelmed and upset, she has absolutely had her fill of the Banks children. Mezzo soprano. Possible principal understudy assignments.

[Policeman] Male, 30’s-40’s, any ethnicity. A neighborhood fixture who is respected by and observant of households on his beat. Baritone. Possible principal understudy assignments.

[Park Keeper] Male, 40’s, any ethnicity. Uniformed and officious, he makes sure no one breaks park regulations. His life is defined by rules, but he secretly hankers after his childhood. Baritone. Possible principal understudy assignments.

[Northbrook] Male, 30’s, any ethnicity. An honest businessman from Northern England seeking a loan to build a factory for his community. Baritone. Possible principal understudy assignments.

[Valentine] Male, 20’s, any ethnicity. A stuffed boy doll belonging to Jane. Tenor. Possible principal understudy assignments.

[Von Hussler] Male, 30’s, any ethnicity. A businessman seeking a loan from the bank for a shady business deal. He speaks with a German accent. Baritone. Possible principal understudy assignments.

[Neleus] Male, 20’s, any ethnicity. 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. Must be a strong dancer. Baritone. Possible principal understudy assignments.

[Male Ensemble] 20’s-40’s, any ethnicity. Varied types with strong musical theatre voices.

[Female Ensemble] 20’s-40’s, any ethnicity. Varied types with strong musical theatre voices.

ECC Information

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue, 4th Floor
10:00am Male Singers
2:00pm Female Singers

Please prepare 16 bars in the style of the show. A piano accompanist will be provided. Bring a photo/resume stapled together.

 


“MARY POPPINS”
ECC FOR DANCERS
PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE
MILLBURN, NJ
AEA COST TIER 4 ($857.00/WEEK MINIMUM)

Producer: Paper Mill Playhouse (Producing Artistic Director: Mark S. Hoebee; Associate Artistic Director: Patrick Parker)
Director: Mark S. Hoebee
Choreographer: Denis Jones
Musical Director: TBA
Book: Julian Fellowes
Music & Lyrics: Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Casting: Telsey + Company/Cesar A. Rocha
Rehearsals Begin in NY: May 1
Tech Begins at Paper Mill: May 18
First Performance: May 24
Press Opening: May 28
Closing: June 25
Auditions: Mid-February in NYC

SEEKING:

Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

[Miss Lark] Female, 30’s, any ethnicity. The haughty next-door neighbor of the Banks family who treats her dog, Willoughby, as if he were her child. Mezzo soprano. Possible principal understudy assignments.

[Mrs. Corry] Female, 40’s, any ethnicity. Owns a magical gingerbread shop. She is a mysterious woman of great age who speaks with an exotic accent. Soprano. Possible principal understudy assignments.

[Annie] Female, 20’s, any ethnicity. Mrs. Corry’s daughter. Mezzo soprano. Possible principal understudy assignments.

[Fannie] Female, 20’s, any ethnicity. Mrs. Corry’s daughter. Soprano. Possible principal understudy assignments.

[Katie Nanna] Female, 30’s, any ethnicity. Jane and Michael’s nanny at the beginning of the show. Overwhelmed and upset, she has absolutely had her fill of the Banks children. Mezzo soprano. Possible principal understudy assignments.

[Policeman] Male, 30’s-40’s, any ethnicity. A neighborhood fixture who is respected by and observant of households on his beat. Baritone. Possible principal understudy assignments.

[Park Keeper] Male, 40’s, any ethnicity. Uniformed and officious, he makes sure no one breaks park regulations. His life is defined by rules, but he secretly hankers after his childhood. Baritone. Possible principal understudy assignments.

[Northbrook] Male, 30’s, any ethnicity. An honest businessman from Northern England seeking a loan to build a factory for his community. Baritone. Possible principal understudy assignments.

[Valentine] Male, 20’s, any ethnicity. A stuffed boy doll belonging to Jane. Tenor. Possible principal understudy assignments.

[Von Hussler] Male, 30’s, any ethnicity. A businessman seeking a loan from the bank for a shady business deal. He speaks with a German accent. Baritone. Possible principal understudy assignments.

[Neleus] Male, 20’s, any ethnicity. The statue of a young boy 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. Must be a strong dancer. Baritone. Possible principal understudy assignments.

[Male Ensemble] 20’s-30s’, any ethnicity. Strong technical dancers who sing. Tap experience required.

[Female Ensemble] 20’s-30’s, any ethnicity. Strong technical dancers who sing. Tap experience required.

ECC Information

Thursday, February 9th, 2017
Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue, 12th Floor
10:00am Male Dancers
2:00pm Female Dancers

Please come prepared to dance. Men should bring jazz shoes and tap shoes. Ladies please bring jazz shoes (heels and flats) and tap shoes. You may be asked to sing afterwards. Please bring 16 bars of a song in the style of the show. A piano accompanist will be provided. Please also bring a photo or snapshot and resume stapled.

Note: There will be an open dance call on 2/10 for non-union dancers also at Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue.

 


 

Performers can mail headshots and resumes to:

Patrick Parker 
Associate Artistic Director
Paper Mill Playhouse
22 Brookside Drive
Millburn, NJ 07041

E-mail: Patrick Parker

Child and Teen Performers

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