The Spartanburg Little Theatre announces open auditions for the first show in its 2015-2016 season, Mary Poppins. Auditions will take place Monday, June 1, and Tuesday, June 2, at 7 p.m. at Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg. Callbacks will be held Thursday, June 4, at 7 p.m. Rehearsals begin in mid-July, and the show dates are Sept. 11-27, 2015.
The musical has singing and dancing roles for adults and children. There is a detailed casting breakdown posted at SpartanburgLittleTheatre.com that all actors should read prior to auditions. Certain roles require previous musical theatre experience and a dance background. Please prepare at least 16 bars of a musical theatre-style song and bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided, and you must sing with accompaniment. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for the dance audition, which will take place after the vocal auditions. Anyone auditioning for a major role or the dance ensemble is strongly encouraged to participate in the dance audition. Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete paperwork. You may also download your audition form from SpartanburgLittleTheatre.com and fill it out before you arrive.
Show synopsis: When practically perfect nanny Mary Poppins magically floats in on wind one day, life for Jane and Michael Banks will never be the same. Through their extraordinary musical adventures with a most unusual caretaker, the children learn that life can be filled with magic if you just let it. A Tony-nominated Broadway adaptation of the classic movie, Mary Poppins is a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious delight for all ages.
For more information, please call (864) 585-8278 or email director Jay Coffman at jCoffman@SpartanArts.org.