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Disney's Mary Poppins Auditions-Los Angeles, CA - Casting ID # 1583651
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Los Angeles, CA Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 11-01-18
Audition Date 04-18-19 Submission deadline 04-17-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Based on P.L. Travers’ beloved book series of the same name, Mary Poppins became an immediate hit when it premiered as a movie musical in 1964. Forty years later, Cameron Macintosh conceived of an enchanting stage musical that combines elements of Disney’s film with material inspired by Travers’ books. In the musical, Bert, a jack-of-all-trades, invites us into the world of London, England in 1910—and, specifically, into the dysfunctional home of the Banks family. Jane and Michael, the young Banks children, have sent yet another nanny packing, dismissing these children as hopelessly and irrevocably spoiled and misbehaved. With a father who works constantly and mother who is always distracted, Jane and Michael have suffered without strong caretaking forces in their lives. Then the magical Mary Poppins flies in on the wind, bringing with her a combination of whimsy, magic, and disciplined common sense to the children’s lives. Together, they go on memorable and magical adventures—and also learn the importance of a tidy nursery and of taking the medicine they need (with a spoonful of sugar, of course). Mary Poppins’ transformational influence does not stop with the children—eventually, she teaches the grown-ups, as well, to open up and realize that “anything can happen if you let it”.

Role # 1 Mary Poppins
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Swept in on the wind, magical Mary Poppins is–as she says herself — “practically perfect in every way.” She is an extraordinary young woman, who brings discipline and joy to the Banks household. She brings hope to the downtrodden, whimsy to the sullen, and teaches the children to take their “medicine” — by adding a spoonful of sugar. When pushed, Mary Poppins can be incredibly strict and obstinate. Yet, she rewards those who adhere to her rigorous discipline with experiences of wonder they otherwise could not possibly imagine. She has a close friendship (and potential romantic connection) with Bert, yet she seems to be someone who shies away from attachments. She does become rather attached to Michael and Jane, specifically–yet, she knows she must ultimately leave so that the parents can take on larger roles in caring for the children, and so that she can go help another family. Despite being friendly to all and the most charming of people, she ultimately seems to be a bit of a loner. Must be okay with heights and stage flying. Dancing – Yes Voice – Mezzo-Soprano High Note: C6 Soprano C (High C) Low Note: F#3/Gb3 Vocal Technique – Belting


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Bert
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A jack-of-all-trades, Bert shows up all over London. He is a one-man-band one day, a sidewalk artist the next, a chimney sweep, a kite salesman, etc. Jane and Michael never know when he will pop up next. Bert befriends the children, and often looks out for them on their adventures. He seems to always be around the next corner, waiting to pick them up when they fall. He has a history of friendship (and potentially some romantic involvement?) with Mary Poppins, and is an excellent tap dancer (training will be given). Must be okay with heights and stage flying. Dancing – Yes Voice – Baritone High Note: G4 Low Note: B2


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Michael Banks
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Michael, the younger of the two Banks children, is desperate for a male role model. He is bright, inquisitive, and would like to be taken seriously. He wants very much for his father to pay attention to him, and aspires to be like his father, Mr. Banks. Michael can be very endearing, but is also rather cheeky, excitable, and has a penchant for naughty, sullen behavior. Must be okay with heights and stage flying. Voice – Treble/Boy Soprano High Note: A5 Low Note: C2 (Low C)


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Gender: Male
Age: from 5 to 12
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Jane Banks
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Jane is the eldest Banks child. She is a bright, attractive girl who is capable of being a delightful young woman–but is sometimes inclined to be snobby, can be demanding, and obstinate. When motivated, Jane can transform her willfulness for the good and she is an eager, attentive young lady. Must be okay with heights and stage flying. Voice – Soprano High Note: F#5/Gb5 Low Note: A3


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Gender: Female
Age: from 5 to 12
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 George Banks
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A banker who has become entirely consumed by work, George Banks no longer knows how to find the time to be a caring and attentive husband and father. He doggedly insists that he had the perfect childhood because it was filled with discipline–but it is later revealed that he was traumatized by a witch of a nanny. George Banks rules coldly, with a detached emphasis on discipline, but underneath, he is a sensitive man with a warm heart. He feels heavily the burden of being the provider for his family, and so he spends his time providing rather than nurturing. When it comes to personal matters, he can be absent-minded, and misplaces his belongings. He feels the corporate squeeze very intently. Over the play, Mr. Banks transforms into a more free-spirited, outwardly-loving and attentive father and partner. Dancing – Mover Voice – Baritone


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Winifred Banks
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A former actress, Mrs. Banks left her life on stage when she fell in love with Mr. Banks and agreed to be his wife. Since then, she has spent every moment trying to please him–but constantly feels that she fails to live up to his expectations. Mrs. Banks is loving, but often distracted, and doesn’t quite know how to be a good mother to her two children. Dancing – Mover Voice – Mezzo-Soprano


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Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 36
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Admiral Boom
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A retired admiral that re-enacts his experience of working on a ship–by transforming the roof of his London home into a sea vessel and living the illusion that he is still at sea. He has a very loud and booming voice (thus the name, Admiral Boom). Also a member of the ensemble.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 61 to 85
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Bank Chairman
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The Bank Chairman, a very aged stuffed-shirt who runs the bank. Also sings in the ensemble. Voice – Baritone


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Miss Smythe
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The Bank Chairman’s humorless secretary.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Von Hussler
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A businessman seeking a loan from the bank for a shady business deal.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 John Northbrook
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An honest businessman seeking a loan to build a factory for his community


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Katie Nanna
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Katie Nanna is the Banks’ children’s nanny at the top of the show. She is the last in a long line of nannies the Bankses have procured for their children. She quits, entirely fed up with the children’s bad behavior. Someone who at one point prided herself on her discipline, Katie Nanna is now at her wit’s end. Also a member of the ensemble.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Miss Andrew
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Miss Andrew is Mr. Banks’ childhood nanny. Banks romanticized her later in life, but in actuality, she was and is a brutal, needlessly cruel disciplinarian. She takes willful to the greatest extreme and is a terribly demanding, unreasonable bully. May double with the Bird Woman. Also a member of the ensemble. Must be okay with heights and stage flying. Voice – Soprano High Note: F5 Low Note: F#3/Gb3


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Miss Lark
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The snobby, dog-loving neighbor of the Banks family. Also a member of the ensemble.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Mrs. Brill
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Mrs. Brill is the Banks family’s over-extended housekeeper. Because the children plague nannies so terribly and drive them to quit, Mrs. Brill has to pick up the slack. She feels terribly harassed and underappreciated, and often barks instead of speaking normally. She has a very low opinion of nannies–and is skeptical of eccentric Mary Poppins in particular. Also a member of the ensemble. Voice – Alto High Note: D#5/Eb5 Low Note: C2 (Low C)


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 Mrs. Corry
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Runs the magical “Talking Shop” where people buy conversations and gingerbread. She is a rather mysterious and eccentric older woman, who knew George Banks when he was a little boy. Jane and Michael meet her along the way home from St. Paul’s Cathedral. It is at her sweet shop that the famous song “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” is sung. Also a member of the ensemble. Voice – Soprano


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Neleus
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A statue in the park who comes to life, Neleus has lost his father, Poseidon, god of the ocean. Featured prominently in “Jolly Holiday”. Voice – Tenor


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 18 Robertson Ay
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Robertson Ay is the Banks family’s hapless young servant boy who does odd-jobs around the house. He falls asleep often, despite his best intentions, and has generally become convinced of his own uselessness after trying and failing time and time again. Also a member of the ensemble. Voice – Tenor High Note: G#4/Ab4 Low Note: F3


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 19 Park Keeper
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The Park Keeper is a stickler for rules and regulations and is concerned about the children being in the park by themselves. Ultimately, he joins in singing “Let’s Go Fly a Kite”. Voice – Tenor


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 20 Policeman
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A neighborhood fixture who is respected by and observant of households on his beat


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 21 The Bird Woman
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The bird woman is a very poor, very old woman. Covered in old shawls, her clothes are tattered and her face dirty. She keeps her pockets stuffed with birdseed and is beloved by all the pigeons around St. Paul’s Cathedral, who often roost on her arms and in her hair. She sells bags of birdseed for “tuppence a bag”. Sing “Feed the Birds”. May double with Miss Andrew. Also a member of the ensemble. Voice – Alto High Note: F5 Low Note: F#3/Gb3


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 22 Chimney Sweeps
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Part of the ensemble.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 23 Annie
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Part of the ensemble.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 24 Fannie
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Part of the ensemble.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 25 Valentine
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Part of the ensemble.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 26 Teddy Bear
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Part of the ensemble.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 27 Mr. Punch
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Part of the ensemble.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 28 Doll
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Part of the ensemble.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 29 Toys
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Part of the ensemble.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 30 Nannies
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Part of the ensemble.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 31 Bank Clerks
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Part of the ensemble.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 32 Dancing Statues
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Dancing Statues (including Queen Victoria). Part of the ensemble.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 33 Londoners
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Part of the ensemble.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 34 Dancers
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Actors who only wish to participate in large dance scenes as a variety of characters. Rehearsals for Dancers will be specific to dance scenes only. Those who solely want to dance must complete a dance audition on April 14 or 15 along with other actors. While dancers will “sing along” while dancing, they will not wear a microphone, but will primarily serve as a dancer.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -