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Producer Hamilton Operatic Society 
Director David Sidwell
Musical Director Timothy Carpenter
Choreographer Sonja McGirr-Garrett
Repetiteur David Hall
Performance dates: 25 November – 9 December 2017
Venue: Claudelands Arena


PRACTICALLY PERFECT...a brief introduction to Mary Poppins The Musical

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 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 she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it."

AUDITION VENUES
Dance Auditions: Dance Studio, Clarence Street Theatre, Clarence Street, Hamilton Stage Door entrance

Singing/Acting Auditions: The Grandstand, Claudelands Arena, Hamilton

Access is via Gate 2 with free parking in the playground carpark  http://www.claudelands.co.nz/assets/Venue-hire-information/Claudelands-Site-Plan.pdf

DANCE AUDITION
Saturday 13th May 2017 9.00 – 11.00am

All dancers plus company and ensemble en masse. There will be specific dancers cast but all company must be able to move, as they may be a part of “Jolly Holiday” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”

N.B. All those auditioning for roles in the cast/company MUST also attend the en masse dancers audition call

SINGING/ACTING AUDITION
Saturday 13th May 11.00 – 5.00pm

Sunday 14th May 9.00 – 7.00pm

All singing/acting roles plus general company members
Call backs as required Sunday evening 14 May from 7.00pm onwards

AUDITION PREPARATION
Vocal
Please prepare a song that best displays your vocal capabilities and qualities within the popular musical theatre genre. Please be familiar with a Mary Poppins song from the list provided, relevant to the role you are auditioning for. A piano accompanist will be provided so please bring sheet music.

Need help with sheet music? Try  Sheet Music Plus

Character Breakdown Song List

Dance
From 9.00am – 11.00am on Saturday 13th May an ‘en masse’ dance audition will be held. The choreographer will teach a short warm up and dance routine to the group at this audition call. It is expected that all those auditioning for cast/company roles attend this audition. If you are a tapper please bring your tap shoes. Mature auditionees do not need to tap dance!

There will be specific dancers cast but all company must be able to move, as they may be a part of “Jolly Holiday” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”

The Hamilton production will involve a cast of approximately 40 actors, dancers and singers.

REHEARSAL PERIOD

MUSIC REHEARSALS COMMENCE:
Sunday 24th September 2017

BLOCKING/CHOREOGRAPHY REHEARSALS COMMENCE:
Monday 16th October 2017

PERFORMANCE DATES:
25 November – 9 December 2017
 

FULL ATTENDANCE AT ALL REHEARSALS IS A NECESSITY - TOTAL COMMITMENT REQUIRED!

Please fill in our online audition form Gillian will then book you an audition time.

Any queries contact Gillian Lyon on 027 266 6795 or email marypoppins.hosnz@gmail.com

 

Ticket

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