June 9 & 10, 2017 Show 7:30PM
June 11, 2017 Show at 2:00PM
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.
Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and astonishing stagecraft.
|Mary Poppins||Adult (19+)||$20.00|
|Mary Poppins||Senior (62+)||$18.00|
|Mary Poppins||Student (6-18)||$13.00|
|Mary Poppins||Child (5 & under)||$5.00|
|Mary Poppins||Family Bundle – 2 Adult & 2 Student Tickets||$53.00|
Presented at the Meyer Theater on the campus of the Monroe County Community College at 1555 S. Raisinville Rd. Monroe, MI 48161
Be prepared to sing, dance and read.
Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
April 5 and 6 with callbacks on the 8th.
MARY POPPINS: Jane and Michael Banks’s new nanny. She is extraordinary and strange, neat and tidy, delightfully vain yet very particular, and sometimes a little frightening but always exciting. She is practically perfect in every way and always means what she says. A mezzo soprano with strong top notes, she should be able to move well. Must not be afraid of heights. Female, 20-30 yrs old Range: Gb3 – C6.
BERT: 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. He has charm, speaks with a Cockney accent, and is a strong song-and-dance-man. Must not be afraid of heights. Male, 30-39 yrs old Range: B2 – F#4.
GEORGE BANKS: 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. Male, 40-45 yrs old Range: Bb2 – Eb4.
WINIFRED BANKS: George’s wife and Jane and Michael’s mother. A former actress, she is a loving and distracted homemaker who is busy trying to live up to her husband’s desire to only associate with “the best people” as well as be a model wife and mother. Female, 30-40 yrs old Range: A3 – D5.
MICHAEL BANKS: Cute and cheeky. Excitable. Naughty. Adores his Father and tries to be like him. Must be able to sing (voice can’t have broken) and have basic dance. Michael is the younger brother to Jane. Age 10 – 12.
JANE BANKS: The high-spirited daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Banks, is bright and precocious but can be willful and inclined to snobbishness. Female, 11 yrs old Range: A3 – F#”.
MRS. BRILL: The housekeeper and cook for the Banks family. Overworked and harassed, she’s always complaining that the house is understaffed. Her intimidating exterior is a cover for the warmth underneath. Mrs. Brill doesn’t have a high opinion of nannies in general and Mary Poppins in particular. A strong comedic actress.Female 50-60 yrs old Range: F#3 – D#5
MISS ANDREW: George’s overbearing and scary nanny. With her bottle of nasty-tasting brimstone and treacle to keep naughty children in line, she is a bully who only knows one way of doing things – her way. A soprano with an alto belt, there can be some heaviness to her voice along with the range. Range: Gb3 – F5.
ROBERTSON AY: The houseboy to the Banks family. Lazy, sleepy, and grumbling, he never gets things right and believes himself to be useless. Male, 20-30 yrs old Range: F3 – G#4.
PARK KEEPER: Uniformed and officious, he makes sure no one breaks park regulations. His life is defined by rules, but he secretly hankers after his childhood.
ADMIRAL BOOM: 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, but baritone preferred.
BANK CHAIRMAN: The head of the bank where Mr. Banks is employed, is an Edwardian stuffed shirt. He can speak/sing his lyrics if necessary. Male, 50-60 yrs old Range: C3 – D4.
BIRD WOMAN: Covered in a patchwork of old shawls and her pockets are stuffed with bags of crumbs for the birds. She tries to sell her crumbs for the birds. Sings “Feed the Birds.” There can be a gruff, folksy quality to her voice that reflects the hardness of her life. Female, 50-60 yrs old Range: Gb3 – C5.
POLICEMAN: A neighborhood fixture who is respected by and observant of the households on his beat. Male, 30-50 yrs old.
KATIE NANNA: Jane and Michael’s nanny at the beginning of the show. Overwhelmed and upset, she has absolutely had her fill of the Banks children.
MISS LARK: The haughty next-door neighbor of the Banks family who treats her dog, Willoughby, as if he were her child.
JOHN NORTHBROOK: An honest businessman seeking a loan to build a factory for his community. He speaks with an accent from Northern England. Male, 30-50 yrs old.
VON HUSSLER: A businessman seeking a loan from the bank for a shady business deal. He speaks with a German accent. Male, 30-50 yrs old.
MRS. CORRY: Owns a magical gingerbread shop. She is a mysterious woman of great age who speaks with a Caribbean accent (or any accent that would make her seem exotic). Female, 40-50 yrs old.
MISS SMYTHE: The Bank Chairman’s humorless secretary.
NELEUS: The statue of a young boy posed with a dolphin in the park. Neleus was separated from his father, Poseidon, and misses him very much. A small and lonely being, he is very happy to befriend Jane and Michael. A very strong balletic dancer.
QUEEN VICTORIA: A statue in the park.
ADULT ENSEMBLE: Heavy dancing and singing requirements. Performers double as toys, park goers and chimney sweeps.
CHILDREN’S ENSEMBLE: Heavy emphasis placed on dancing as they will be featured in the park scene as dancing penguins.
Director: David P. Wahr