Audition

2016/17 Season Audition Dates 

 

Mary Poppins
March 25 & 26; Callbacks March 27
Email: Poppins@abqlt.org

Strong need for experienced singer/actors, but also opportunities for beginners who wish to gain experience in acting/singing/dancing.

The production team for Mary Poppins is as follows:
Directed by Henry Avery
Musical Direction by Shelly Andes
Choreography by Peter Bennett

Albuquerque Little Theatre will be holding auditions for the musical production, Mary Poppins on the weekend of March 25 & 26 (Saturday and Sunday), starting at 1 PM. Auditions will consist of two parts. Individual vocal auditions for Saturday, March 25 will be from 1PM-4PM; Group choreography auditions will be from 4PM-6PM. Individual vocal auditions on Sunday, March 26 will be from 6PM-7:30PM; Group choreography auditions will be from 7:30PM-8:30PM. Auditions will be held in the 2nd story rehearsal room at ALT, 224 San Pasquale SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104.

ACTORS MUST ATTEND BOTH VOCAL AND CHOREOGRAPHY AUDITIONS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ALL ROLES.

Please email poppins@abqlt.org with your name, age, acting resume (or list of performance experience), a headshot (or recent photo), and contact information (phone number and email address). After receiving your email, you will be given a time slot for your audition.

For your audition please prepare a 1-minute (32 bars) audition song and bring sheet music for a pianist accompaniment. Also dress accordingly (or bring a change of clothes/shoes) for choreography auditions.

ALT will be holding auditions for the following roles for MARY POPPINS:
 
Female Roles:
 
MARY POPPINS: The New Nanny. Extraordinary and a little strange, neat and tidy. Delightfully vain, “Practically perfect in every way.” Pretty. Soprano with precise diction. 20’s. Vocal Range: Gb3 – C6
 
WINIFRED BANKS: The Mother, a former actress, loving but distracted homemaker. Trys to be the model mother and wife. Warm and charming. 30’s. Vocal Range: A3 – D5
 
JANE BANKS: The Daughter. High spirited, bright, precocious and willful. Inclined to put on “airs”. Pre-Teen. Vocal Range: A3 – F#5
 
MRS. BRILL: The housekeeper and cook. Overworked and harassed. Intimidating exterior, but warm underneath. 40’s-50’s. Vocal Range: F#3 – D#5
 
KATIE NANNA: The overwhelmed former Nanny.
MISS LARK: The haughty neighbor.
BIRD WOMAN: Street person/Bag lady. Vocal Range: Gb3 – C5
MRS. CORRY: Magical, exotic shop owner of indeterminate age
MISS ANDREW: George’s childhood nanny, overbearing and scary, a bully. Vocal Range: Gb3 – F5
 
*AND PLEANTY MORE FEMALE ROLES TO BE DOUBLED/ENSEMBLE
 
Male Roles:
 
BERT: A chimney sweep and man of many talents. The narrator. Mary Poppins good friend. A charming song and dance man with a cockney accent. 30’s. Vocal Range: B2 – F#4
 
GEORGE BANKS: The Father. A stuffy banker, demanding “precision and order”. His emotional armor conceals a sensitive soul. 40’s. Vocal Range: Bb2 – Eb4
 
MICHAEL: The young son. Cute and cheeky. Excitable and a bit naughty. 8-10. Vocal Range: A3 – E5
 
ROBERTSON AY: The houseboy, lazy and grumbling. Late teens, early 20’s. Vocal Range: F3 – G#4
 
BANK CHAIRMAN: An Edwardian stuffed shirt. Vocal Range: C3 – D4
THE PARK KEEPER: Uniformed and officious
VON HUSSLER: A shady businessman
JOHN NORTHBROOK: An honest businessman
ADMIRAL BOOM: Retired Navy man, neighbor.

*AND PLENTY MORE MALE ROLES TO BE DOUBLED/ENSEMBLE

SINGING/DANCING ENSEMBLE play speaking parts. Tap Dancing is a plus.

ALL PARTS MUST SING WELL & MOVE WELL. (MUST ATTEND BOTH VOCAL AND CHOREOGRAPHY AUDITIONS.)

MARY POPPINS will perform from May 26 – June 18, 2017

Curtain is at 7:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:00 PM on Sundays. There will also be at Thursday performance on June 8, and a Saturday matinee on June 3.

Rehearsals are typically Sunday through Thursday evenings 6:30 PM-9:30 PM (Some Fridays may be included.)

Please notify ALT of any conflicts as soon as possible.