Auditions Announced for MARY POPPINS at Tree County Players

TREE_logoTree County Players, Greensburg, IN, announces auditions for Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s MARY POPPINS, a musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film.

Audition dates are: April 21 from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm, April 22 from 9:00 am – noon, and April 23 from 1 pm – 3 pm. Auditions will take place at the Tree County Players Office (327 S. Monfort St., Greensburg, IN).

MARY POPPINS is a big show with lots of colorful characters. Many acting, singing and dancing cast members (teen and older) will be needed. There are two major roles for children who can convincingly portray Jane Banks, age 11 and Michael Banks, age 9. A few “ensemble type” children’s roles may also be available

Auditioners will be expected to sing, dance, speak in dialect, present a memorized monologue, complete an audition form (including rehearsal conflicts), and react to questions/requests from the casting group. More audition information is available on the TCP web site (tcpgreensburg.com). Preparation is required. Auditions are by appointment only. Call the director (812-528-5289) for an appointment. Additional dance auditions will be held on April 23 at 3:00 pm at the TCP Office. Dancers and persons auditioning for roles which require dancing (see audition package) must attend dance auditions.

MARY POPPINS, original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Roger B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellows, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drew, co-created by Cameron Mackintosh, is directed by Therese Zins, with vocal direction by Cathy Lincourt. Lydia Woodward is serving as choreographer, and Jenny Zins is assistant director.

The magical show will be presented on June 22, 23 and 24. Thursday and Friday performances’ curtain time is 7 pm. Saturday’s performance begins at 2 pm. All shows take place at Greensburg Junior High School. Tickets, which will be on sale beginning May 1, are $5 for patrons age 18 and under, $12 for Tree County Players’ members, and $15 for non-members. Check our web-site (tcpgreensburg.com) or Facebook page for more ticket information.

Backstage help (set construction and decoration, props, make-up, lights, stage crew, sound, house, publicity, etc.) is also sought. There will NOT be an orchestra for this production. Contact Therese (812-528-5289 or theresezins@yahoo.com) if you’d like to help back stage or if you have any questions.

MARY POPPINS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are supplied by MTI, 421 W 54th Street, New York, NY 10019, www.MTIshows.com.

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