Join Phoenix to audition for the classic story – Mary Poppins!

 

Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft. One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

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.”

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AUDITIONS FOR AGES 11-18
*may consider younger if parent feels the actor is ready*
 
Audition Schedule:
5:00 – 5:45 Dance Audition A
5:45 – 6:30 Dance Audition B
6:30 – 9:00 Group Vocal + Acting Auditions (groups of 4-5 every 15 minutes)
*all auditions will be filmed for future deliberations*
 
Our roles are set on a tiered system. We have done this to allow students and families to decide what works best for their commitment level and budget. Please review the cast tier list and then fill out this google form to clarify your casting preferences. THIS FORM IS REQUIRED FOR CASTING! ____________________________________________
What to Expect:
Auditions will be split multiple ways. To start, we will have two groups of dance auditions. Then, actors will perform their vocal auditions and script reading for the judges in small groups. They will be scheduled in 15minute intervals. All auditionees will be given several options for their vocal audition – each will be approximately 16bars. No external songs or extended versions are permitted for auditions. Actors will also be given several options to read from sections of the script. Audition materials will be released privately to auditionees AT LEAST two weeks before auditions. (or after sign up depending on when registering)
Cast List will be released on or before Thursday, August 19th at 6:00pm.
**Experience is not required – though casting will be based on skill level.**
 
Commitment Tiers:
Rehearsals will be held on TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS. This program will be a total of 16 WEEKS – 4 MONTHS. Our rehearsals will run from AUGUST 24th – DECEMBER 9TH with DECEMBER 13-16 reserved for DRESS and TECH rehearsals. The performance will be held at Green High School on DECEMBER 17 + 18th, 2021. Actors cast will be expected to be available for these dates. We are allowing 4 regular rehearsal absences per actor *dress/tech rehearsals are mandatory*. If there are more schedule conflicts after the allowed 4 absences, out of respect for the rest of the cast and production team, we may have to reassess the actor’s position in the muscial. You can denote your absences in the pre-audition survey!
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Tier One: LEADS
$75monthly/ $300 total tuition
8 hours of rehearsals a week
 
 
Tier Two: SUPPORTING LEADS
$66.25 monthly/ $265 total tuition
6 hours of rehearsals a week
 
 
Tier Three: FEATURED PERFORMERS
$57.5monthly/ $230 total tuition
4 hours of rehearsals a week
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Scholarships are available! We are offering several 50% tuition coverages! Email us for an application! amber.coughlin@phoenixperformingarts.com
 
Thanks to our gracious supporters, we have sold out of our first performance at The O’Neil House! To celebrate, we would like to offer a FREE second performance at the Akron Public Library.
 
✨Tickets are free, but if you feel compelled to support our performers – we will be accepting cash donations at the door✨
 
Phoenix Performing Arts presents the classic story – Little Women 👒
Four sisters, each with a distinctively different personality, offer an irresistible charm as we see them grow up to experience life’s joys and disappointments in this play. The adaptor – Gary Peterson has much experience adapting classics for the stage, and here he has deftly selected many of the most charming and memorable scenes from the story to dramatize the magic that makes the book such an enduring classic.
Cast:
JOSEPHINE “JO” MARCH…………………………………Ella Bozan
THEODORE “LAURIE” LAURENCE …………………..Elliot Marchant
MARGARET “MEG” MARCH …………………………….Ava Teixeira
AMY MARCH ………………………………………………….Emma Anderson
ELIZABETH “BETH” MARCH ……………………………Emily Neuhauser
PROFESSOR FRIEDRICH “FRITZ” BHAER ……….Ethan Kleidon
MARGARET “MARMEE” MARCH ……………………..Claire Marchant
HANNAH MULLET, MR.MARCH +TINA………………Maggie Luoma
MR. LAURENCE + PIANO MOVER ……………………Benjamin Marchant
JOHN BROOKE + PIANO MOVER…………………….Matthew Sperling
AUNT MARCH …………………………………………………Elisa Crowley
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Doors open at 5:30pm
Show at 6:00pm SHARP
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Preregister to reserve your space!
Seats will fill on a first come first serve basis
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*this event is not an Akron Public Library Event*
 

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