Mary Poppins Jr.
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins JR. is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs and breathtaking dance numbers.
The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”
Directed by Robert Carrasco
Music Directed by Felicia Hernandez
Placement Auditions: Saturday, Feb. 2nd at 9 a.m. Students must be enrolled in the Spring Musical Theatre Academy prior to placement auditions.
April 25-26: MTA Production Mary Poppins Jr Cast A – Tech and Dress
April 27-28: MTA Production Mary Poppins Jr Cast A – Performs
May 2-3: MTA Production Mary Poppins Jr Cast B – Tech & Dress
May 4-5: MTA Production Mary Poppins Jr Cast B – Performs
Ages: Elementary School
Placement Audition Info:
Students must be enrolled in the Spring MTA in order to audition. Students should be dropped off at 9am and we will hold them until 1pm, just like a regular rehearsal day.
Students should be prepared to sing about 32 bars or 30 seconds of a song by themselves. *A musical theatre selection is preferred but NOT required. Both sheet music (in the appropriate key) and karaoke tracks are acceptable. Please no tracks with vocals. Karaoke tracks can be played via smartphone, tablet, iPod, or CD. A Bluetooth speaker and CD player will be provided. *NOTE: The director requests that the student sing a song they truly love to sing and that shows off what they can do best- regardless of song style. A strong emotional connection to the song is what he’s listening for.
Students should also be prepared to perform a 30 second to 1-minute monologue or piece of poetry. If unable to find or memorize a monologue in time, one will be provided for the actor to ‘read’ in the audition room. *NOTE: Memorization of monologues is not required, but very much encouraged. Ideally we would like to see their acting ability when they are presenting their monologue, not simply their reading ability·
Headshots and resumes are not required, but are helpful for remembering faces and skill sets. If submitting a headshot and resume, please staple the resume to the back of the headshot.
Students will most likely learn a short dance combination to assess their movement abilities, so students should wear clothes that they can move in. Dance shoes, or clean street shoes are required for the dance floors.
If time permits, we will also have a callback audition to help us determine role placement. All materials for the callback will be provided for the students.
Doors will open at 8:45 am for students who want to be early.
Thank you all for being in this show and sharing your talents!