Musical in Need of Male Vocalists
Location: Hudson, OH
Ethnicity: All ethnicities
Auditions for "Mary Poppins" Musical
Performances: February 3, 4, 10, 11, 12*, 17, 18, 19*, 24 & 25
*2 p.m. matinee
For musicals, auditioners are asked to have a song prepared and to bring along appropriate sheet musical for the accompanist. Musical auditioners will also be asked to read from the script and in many cases shown a brief movement exercise.
Character Breakdown: Ages are not necessarily strict but are listed as provided
The narrator of the story, is a good friend to Mary Poppins. An everyman, Bert has many occupations, including hurdy-gurdy player, sidewalk artist and chimney sweep. Bert watches over the children as well as the goings on in Cherry Tree Lane. He has charm, speaks with a Cockney accent and is a song-and-dance man.
Age: 30 to 30
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: B2
The father to Jane and Michael Banks, is a banker to the very fiber of his being. Demanding "precision and order" in his household, he is a pipe-and-slippers man who doesn't have much to do with his children and believes that he had the perfect upbringing by his nanny, the cruel Miss Andrew. His emotional armor, however, conceals a sensitive soul. A baritone, George may speak-sing as necessary.
Vocal range top: Eb4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
A neighborhood fixture who is respected by and observant of households on his beat.
A retired Royal Navy man and neighbor of the Banks family. A physically large man with a loud and booming voice, he speaks in Navy jargon and has a soft spot for his neighbor, Miss Lark. Can be any vocal range as needed. If Admiral Bloom doubles as the Banks Chairman, he can be a baritone.
The houseboy to the Banks family. Lazy, sleepy and grumbling, he never gets things right and believes himself to be useless. He doesn't do a lot of singing, but his "Spoonful" solo can be a fun surprise.
Vocal range top: G#4
Vocal range bottom: F3
Uniformed and officious, he makes sure no one breaks park regulations. His life is defined by rules, but he secretly hankers after his childhood.
The head of the bank where Mr. Banks is employed, is an Edwardian stuffed-shirt. He can speak/sing his lines if necessary.
Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: D4
Vocal range bottom: C3
Male Ensemble - Various Ages
Teddy Bear, Mr. Punch, Chimney Sweeps, Toys, Parkgoers.
A businessman seeking a loan from the bank for a shady business deal. He speaks with a German accent.
An honest business man seeking a loan to build a factory for his community. He speaks with an accent from Northern England.