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Audition Instructions

Mary Poppins Jr.

In-Person
Audition
Guidelines

  1. State your name, grade, and preferred role.
     

  2. Use the material provided in the next section of this webpage below.
     

  3. Make sure to read through Synopsis & Character List below.
     

  4. Be prepared to sing Supercalifragilistic.
     

  5. One monologue must be memorized. One song of your choosing must be prepared to perform.
     

  6. Music must be sung with the accompaniment/performance tracks (without vocals) provided below.
     

  7. PROJECT so we can hear you! 
     

  8. SMILE! HAVE FUN!  

Audition Materials

For Everyone

Song: Supercalifragilistic

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With Vocals: Use this track to practice with.

Without Vocals: Use this track for your audition.

Female Audition Material

Song: Practically Perfect

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With Vocals: Use this track to practice with.

Without Vocals: Use this track for your audition.

Song: A Spoon Full of Sugar

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With Vocals: Use this track to practice with.

Without Vocals: Use this track for your audition.

Female Monologues

Mary Poppins: Good morning. I've come in answer to the advertisement. George and Winefred Banks lives here, do they not? And are you looking for a nanny? Very well, then. Now let's see. "Play games all sorts." Which I most certainly can. "Take us on outings, give us treats," "Rosy cheeks and fairly pretty." There's no objection on that score, I hope. (Waits for a response). I'm glad to hear it. You'd like to see my references? Well, I make it a point never to bring references. A very old-fashioned idea to my mind. The best people never require them, now. The best people also give every second Wednesday off from six 'til late and that is what I will take. I believe a trial period might be wise. I'll give you one week. I should know by then! I'll see the children now.

Mrs. Banks: George, I’m glad you’re home! There’s something I’d like to discuss with you. It’s about the children. They’re missing. Katie Nana has looked everywhere. I can’t let her go, George. She left us. I’m awfully sorry about this, George. I suppose you’ll want to discuss it. When I chose Katie Nana I thought that she would be firm with the children. I’ll try to do better next time. Unless, of course, you hire the next Nanny. Oh, would you George. I’d be so grateful!

Jane: When we heard that father was going to search for a new Nanny after Katie Nana left us, we wanted to have some say in the matter. After all, it was “our” nanny that they were seeking to hire. Father didn’t approve of our advertisement. He replied that it was “most interesting” and then sent us off to the nursery. All we requested was that the applicant be kind, witty, attractive, play games & give us treats. Father found our suggestions to be bothersome and he told us he had “enough of this nonsense!”

Male Audition Material

Song: Jolly Holiday

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Song: A Man Has Dreams

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With Vocals: Use this track to practice with.

Without Vocals: Use this track for your audition.

With Vocals: Use this track to practice with.

Without Vocals: Use this track for your audition.

Male Monologues
 

Mr. Banks: Winefred, where are the children? What do you mean you don’t know? You say you’ve looked everywhere for them? Very well, I shall deal with this at once. Give me the police station, quickly, please. This is George Banks at number 17 Cherry Tree Lane. It’s a matter of some urgency. I should like to see a policeman around immediately. A policeman’s here? Well, what wonderful service. Thank you & goodnight. Now, Winifred, please don’t be emotional. I’m very grateful to you for returning our children, Constable. Now if you’ll go into the kitchen I’m sure Cook will find you a nice plate of something. As for the two of you, to the nursery this instant!

Bert: Wait! Stop! Don’t move a muscle. I’d know that smile anywhere. Mary Poppins! And you two, I’ve seen you about; chasing a kite last time, I believe. Where did you say she was taking you? To the park? Hmm? Not if I know Mary Poppins. Other Nannies take children to the park, but when you’re with Mary Poppins, suddenly you’re in places you’ve never dreamed of. Quick as you can say, “strike me pink” the most unusual things begin to happen. Well, of course, it ain’t for me to say, but what she’s probably got in mind is a jolly holiday somewhere. Someplace different, where you’ve never been before!

Michael: “Wanted: a nanny for two adorable children.” “Play games, sing songs, bring treats . . .”, A must! I don’t know why father didn’t like our advertisement. I thought it was jolly good! Several nannies arrived to apply for the position, but none of them met the description we’d requested. They were rather nasty-looking. Well, Jane, they were! Then something rather peculiar happened. All the nasty, nannies blew away! Huge gusts of wind swept them all off their feet. I was glad! Well, Jane, I was!

Synopsis and Characters

Additional Information
 

  • This is an after school theatre program where students will have an opportunity to learn and gain experience about theatre, performance, singing, choreography, and sound tech. It is a wonderful opportunity to develop your child's skills in public speaking, individual work ethic, and team work. 

  • If your child passes the auditions, they will receive an email with access to a link in order to register and pay the program fee ($225 per child).

  • Registration also includes two tickets per child with reserved seating on both nights of the performance. 

  • For further questions or concerns, please email Mrs. Perez at perezb@shcssharks.com 

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