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Auditions for Mary Poppins
January 20, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
One event on January 21, 2020 at 6:30 PM
C.R.O.W. proudly announced open auditions for Disney’s Mary Poppins. The beloved Disney classic tale follows the story of young Jane and Michael, who have sent many a nanny packing before a magical new person arrives on their doorstep. Utilizing a combination of snarky wit and common sense, Mary Poppins must teach the Banks 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 upon whom she has a profound effect — even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the practically perfect nanny.
Mary Poppins marks C.R.O.W.’s 9th Spring production, and will be performed April 17th-26th at the Florence Events Center, and for invited school audiences on April 16th. Local audiences may recall that last Spring, C.R.O.W. produced a main stage production of The Wiz which packed the FEC, and delighted local audiences. C.R.O.W. is a Florence-based 501 (c) 3 organization and is dedicated to giving back to the community by providing quality performing arts experiences to local youth. In addition to providing a very professional work environment for the cast members, C.R.O.W. utilizes the highest caliber costumes, sets, lighting design, choreography, music, sound, stage makeup and much more!
There are great roles for ages 6-22+, and all youth are encouraged to try out regardless of previous stage experience. (Mature 3.5-7 years olds will be considered for “Telegrammers”- which is a reduced rehearsal commitment.) Auditions will be held at C.R.O.W. Center for the Performing Arts – 3120 Hwy 101 on January 20th and 21st at 6:30 p.m. Invited Callbacks will be held on January 22nd at 6:30 p.m. Parents should also attend the initial audition to help fill out forms. Hopefuls will need to bring 16-32 bars (or about one minute) from a song that they would like to sing (sheet music or a CD, MP3 track with no background voices are acceptable), and a headshot/resume if they have one. If you don’t know a song, “Happy Birthday” or “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” are acceptable. Prospective cast members will also be taught a short dance combination, and those asked to come to callbacks will read sides from the script. Interested families are strongly encouraged to check out the C.R.O.W. website for all of the information needed to prepare for the audition.
Rehearsals for Mary Poppins will begin January 27th and are generally held weeknights from 6:30- 8:45 pm. A schedule will be available for perusal at the audition. Not all cast members are called every night. Director Melanie Heard stresses that “performing in these productions is a big commitment. It’s very hard work and requires dedication, but when the curtain opens in April, we know you will agree that it was worth it!” For a casting breakdown, FAQ’s, and detailed audition information, please visit www.crowkids.com.
Show sponsorship opportunities are available at various levels, and there are several perks, so local businesses or individuals should contact Melanie Heard at (541) 999-8641 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. “There’s magic in the air,” says Heard, “and we can’t wait to wow you with this thrilling audience favorite!”