Mary Poppins

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Mary Poppins

Post by Koopmanclan » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:30 pm

I have heard Mary Poppins musical auditions have been released. Anyone know any info about them,?

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Re: Mary Poppins

Post by FredaBloggs » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:56 am

There has been a casting call circulated, but it seems to be going via agents first. I imagine there will be something on Jo Hawes' website about direct submissions in the near future though.

General brief is:

Jane Banks – feisty about 11, great acting and singing, some movement, between 4 foot 6 - 4 foot 10 maximum! Fair skinned.

Michael Banks – about 8 / 9, great singing and acting, some movement, under 4 foot 8, unbroken voice. Fair skinned.

Auditions/recalls/finals in March & April.

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Re: Mary Poppins

Post by Shine15 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:09 pm

Do you know when they would need to be available for? Xx

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Re: Mary Poppins

Post by FredaBloggs » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:43 am

No, I'm afraid I don't have any information about dates.

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Re: Mary Poppins

Post by ACookie » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:09 am

Think it will be rehearsals from sometime in September and then it's usually an initial 6 month performance contract, which would be from when it opens - 23rd October. But there are no specific dates yet that I've seen.

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Re: Mary Poppins

Post by Shine15 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:10 am

Thank you xx

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Re: Mary Poppins

Post by TheatreTaxi » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:53 am

Does anyone know what they are required to do at the audition?

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Re: Mary Poppins

Post by ACookie » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:29 pm

I suspect it will be sing an age appropriate song from musical theatre acapella, and perhaps a monologue for first round. Some dance will be required but maybe not until later rounds. I am only making assumptions based on plenty of other MT auditions though! Sometimes they run more of a workshop style process if their numbers are smaller as well.

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Re: Mary Poppins

Post by TheatreTaxi » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:04 pm

Well I think we can rest assured that the numbers will be pretty high for this one :lol:

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Re: Mary Poppins

Post by Nininana » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:37 pm

Does fair skin mean blonde and blue eyes? I have a light brown hair and brown eyed child with slight olive skin. Does that mean I shouldn’t bother applying? Also we don’t have an agent. Would that matter? Are they going to decide already early on on the kids that come through agencies? Thanks in advance xx

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Re: Mary Poppins

Post by FredaBloggs » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:03 pm

Nininana, I don't think previous Jane Banks' have been uniformly blonde/blue-eyed, so I wouldn't let that put you off applying. I suspect the "fair-skinned" description is a way of indicating that they won't be considering fully colour-blind casting for this production.

Having an agent or not shouldn't make a difference. Jo Hawes is the casting director, and she is usually very supportive of auditioning unrepresented children. If you keep an eye on the castings page of Jo's website, details of how to apply should appear there:
http://johawes.com/current-castings/

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Re: Mary Poppins

Post by Nininana » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:38 pm

Thanks Fredablogs. That is most useful information.
Have they already started auditioning through the agencies? Thanks again x

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Re: Mary Poppins

Post by FredaBloggs » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:11 pm

The information I have (via DS's agent) is that first rounds of auditions will be held on a single date in late March. This casting director doesn't usually make a distinction between children with and without agents, so I would be very surprised if there were separate audition rounds planned for children submitted through agencies.

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Re: Mary Poppins

Post by Nininana » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:14 pm

Wonderful! Such useful information! I won’t panic about trying to get an agent then! Hopefully we will get an invite but who knows? Thanks again and good luck to your DS. Xxxx

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Re: Mary Poppins

Post by FredaBloggs » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:05 am

For anyone wanting to apply directly for their child, Jo Hawes has now put casting information for Mary Poppins on her website, including details of how to apply:

http://johawes.com/current-castings/

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