Artistry Theater Auditions young actors for the roles of Jane and Michael Banks in Mary Poppins
The auditions will take place in the Rehearsal Hall at Bloomington Center for the Arts on Saturday, June 23. Sign-in begins at 10:00 A.M., and actors will be seen in the order which they arrived in. No advance appointments will be given.
To be considered for JANE BANKS: young actors under the age of 14, to realistically play 11 years old.
To be considered for MICHAEL BANKS: young actors under the age of 12, to realistically play 9 years old.
Jane and Michael will be double cast with two actors sharing each role.
No advance preparation for the initial audition is needed. We will teach a short song for each young actor to perform. Jane and Michael will need to speak in a convincing "RP" British dialect. Bringing a headshot and resume is helpful if the young actor has previous theater experience, but not necessary as we will be snapping a quick photo of each kid upon arrival.
Callbacks will take place immeditately following the initial auditions, and will include a monologue reading, a short dance call, and more singing. All young actors should come dressed to move, although not every young actor will be asked to stay for callbacks. Monologues for these callbacks can be found attached to this posting, and should be performed in an RP dialect. Once again, young actors may or may not be asked to stay and read.
Artistry rehearses T-F, 4pm-10pm, Saturdays 11am-5pm, and Sundays from 1-6pm. A show calendar for Mary Poppins can be found here: https://artistrymn.org/theater/marypoppins.html