RYT's production of Mary Poppins: Audition Information Released

Rutland Youth Theatre “Mary Poppins” Audition Information:

Hello Everyone,

We are so excited that you are interested in auditioning for our winter musical “Mary Poppins”. Below you will find all the information that you will need to know about the auditions.

Audition Basics:

There are two dates to choose from for auditions. Sunday October 8th, registration beginning at 2:30pm OR Monday October 9th, registration beginning at 5pm. Please choose one date to join us.  


SEPARATE DANCE AUDITION (for those looking to ONLY dance or tumble in the show) held on Sunday October 8th, registration beginning at 12:30pm. Looking for strong dancers and gymnasts with AT LEAST 3 YEARS OF TRAINING ages 13 and up. (Looking for Tap, Jazz, Modern dancers.) Each dancer should come with a 30 second combo in the style of their choice that shows their strengths.


You can find the link to the new musical audition form below. There is an information sheet as well as the audition rubric, please fill out both. If you are able, please print and come with the form already completed and signed. *Audition forms MUST be signed by the parent in order for the child to participate in the audition process. Please bring a conflict schedule that is as complete as possible. A tentative rehearsal schedule will be available at auditions, but it is important for the casting team to know what weekly conflicts look like for each child auditioning. Please come in comfortable clothing that you are able to move in (NO JEANS for the dance portion). Bringing a healthy snack and water in a reusable container is encouraged.

 

Auditioning for a Lead:

This show has many moving parts, and our time together during auditions is so short, so here are a few things you should know if you are interested in auditioning for a lead.

First, if you choose to audition for Mary Poppins, Bert, Jane Banks, or Michael Banks we do need to take weight into consideration for safety purposes regarding flying.

Mary Poppins- 200 lbs Max

Bert- 200 lbs Max

Jane & Michael- 200 lbs Max combined

If you choose to audition for one of these roles, please check the line on the audition rubric and one of the volunteers will weigh you at the audition privately.

Second, those auditioning for a lead should come prepared with the following predetermined sections ready to sing.

  • Bert: Let’s Go Fly a Kite- First Verse and First Chorus
  • George Banks: Good For Nothing- First Verse
  • Winifred Banks: Being Mrs. Banks- Whole Song (aside from George Banks’ intro)
  • Jane Banks: Perfect Nanny- Whole Song
  • Michael Banks: Perfect Nanny- Whole Song
  • Mary Poppins: Practically Perfect- First Verse and First Chorus (Stop right before “Both prim and proper…”)
  • Miss Andrew: Brimstone and Treacle (Part 1)- First Verse (through “Brimstone and treacle will work…”)

If there are any other questions regarding the audition, please feel free to email our fabulous stage manager Barb Lassen at stage.manageryt@gmail.com. We are so excited about this project. So start practicing your best cockney accent and we will see you there!!

 

Best,

Tegan Waite & Benjamin Green

RYT Director & Choreographer, RYT Musical Director