Description:

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins JR. is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs and breathtaking dance numbers.
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 members 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 nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it."

 

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Oct 26th @ 9:00am  
  • Friday, Oct 26th @ 11:00am  
  • Friday, Oct 26th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 27th @ 3:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 27th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Oct 28th @ 3:00pm
  • School Days Performance

Ticket Prices:

Abbeville High School:

1305 Wildcat Dr.
Abbeville, LA 70510


Show Notes:

Show Notes: Want to be in the show? Here is how you can! Read through this check list to make sure you have everything you need.
1. Ages 8 to 18 only
2. Registered in current class session (Fall 2018) www.cytlafayette.org to register.
3. Sign-up for an audition spot through your family account.
4. Prepare a one minute monologue and a one minute song
5. Auditions start August 14th..... at the First Baptist Church in Abbeville.
Monologue Source: http://stageagent.com/monologues Tips: Audition Tips: https://www.cytlafayette.org/_local/pdfs/Audition_Tips.pdf Don't use any songs or monologues from this show. Use songs from musicals. Bring your music on your electronic device.
If you are cast in the show, you will need to attend the show fair. Please be prepared for the following: Cast Photo (Wear black Shirt). Pay Production Fee $150.00 (3 Payments of $50.00 can be made on your family account). Measure for costumes. Signup for service hours (costumes,sets, props, front of house, green room, posters, rehearsal monitors and more). Pick up show CD and Script. Have fun! Congratulations on making the cast!
 

Photo Shoot

To be held at cast fair after the cast list is posted.


Characters:

Bert

  • Saxon dAugereau
The narrator of the story, is a good friend to Mary Poppins. An everyman, Bert is a chimney sweep and a sidewalk artist, among many other occupations. With a twinkle in his eye and a skip in his step, Bert watches over the children and the goings-on around Cherry Tree Lane. He is a song-and-dance man with oodles of charm who is wise beyond his years. Cast your strongest male singer, dancer, and actor in this role. Gender: Male Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: B2

George Banks

  • Nicholas LeBlanc
Husband to Winifred and father to Jane and Michael, is a banker to the very fiber of his being. Demanding "precision and order" in his household, he is a pip-and-slippers man who doesn't have much to do with his children and believes that Miss Andrew, his cruel, strict childhood nanny, gave him the perfect upbringing. George's emotional armor, however off-putting, conceals a sensitive soul. A baritone, George may speak-sing as necessary and should be among your strongest male actors and singers. Gender: Male Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Winifred Banks

  • Brooke Breaux
George's wife and Jane and Michael's mother. She is a loving homemaker who is busy trying to live up to her husband's social aspirations while striving to be a model wife and mother. Cast an actor who can portray a great warmth and depth of feeling. Winifred should have a pure vocal tone and be one of your stronger actors and singers. Gender: Female Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Jane Banks

  • Eliana Flott
  • Peighton Richard
The high-spirited daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Banks, bright and precocious but can be willful and inclined to snobbishness. Cast a wonderful actor and a strong singer who can take the audience on an emotional journey. Gender: Female Vocal range top: Eb5

Michael Banks

  • Jacob Signorelli
  • Mimi Thomas
The cheeky son of Mr. and Mrs. Banks. Excitable and naughty, he adores his father and longs desperately for his attention. Both he and Jane misbehave in order to get the attention of their parents. Michael should be a great actor and singer. Ideally, he reads onstage as younger than Jane. Gender: Male Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Mrs. Brill

  • Maria Labue
The housekeeper and cook for the Banks family. Overworked, she’s always complaining that the house is understaffed. Her intimidating exterior is a cover for the warmth underneath. She does not have to be a strong singer, but she should be a solid actor. Gender: Female

Robertson Ay

  • Jacob Lasater
The houseboy to the Banks family. Forgetful and clumsy, he often bungles simple tasks. He doesn’t do a lot of singing, but he should be a good comedic actor. Note: his last name is pronounced like “eye.” Gender: Male

Mary Poppins

  • Kinsey Waits
  • Samantha Lasater
Jane and Michael Banks’s new nanny. She is extraordinary and strange, neat and tidy, delightfully vain yet very particular, and sometimes a little frightening, but she is always exciting. She is practically perfect in every way and always means what she says. The role calls for an excellent singer and actor who should be able to move well. Since she carries a majority of the show, precision and diction are key. Gender: Female Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: G3

Katie Nanna

  • Eileen Garrett
Katie Nanna is Jane and Michael’s nanny at the beginning of the show. Overwhelmed and upset, she has absolutely had her fill of the Banks children. This role is perfect for a performer who is not quite ready for a larger role. Gender: Female

Statues

  • AnnaGrace David
  • Emma Broussard
Statues The Statues are stone sculptures. Thanks to Mary Poppins, these works of art come alive and dance with Bert and the Park Strollers. Gender: Both

Neleus

  • Rylie Denais
Neleus is a statue who, once brought to life by Mary Poppins, is very happy to befriend Jane and Michael. This role is a wonderful opportunity to feature one of the strong dancers in your ensemble. Gender: Both Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: Bb4

Bird Woman

  • Kate Jones
The Bird Woman is covered in a patchwork of old shawls, her pockets stuffed with bags of crumbs for the birds. She tries to sell the crumbs to Passersby, who ignore her as if she doesn’t exist. While she should be a good singer, there can be a gruff, folksy quality to her voice that reflects the difficulties of her situation. Gender: Female Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: G3

Miss Smythe

  • Abby Darby
Miss Smythe is the bank Chairman’s humorless secretary. This smaller role is great for a performer who is new to the stage. Gender: Female

Chairman

  • Peyton LeBouef
Chairman, the head of the bank where Mr. Banks is employed, is an Edwardian stuffed shirt. He does not need to be a strong singer, but he should be a good actor with great stage presence. Gender: Male

Von Hussler

  • Andrew Courville
Von Hussler is a businessman seeking a loan from the bank for a shady business deal. This is a great character role for a fantastic actor who can command the stage with pomposity. Gender: Male

John Northbrook

  • Wyatt Breaux
John Northbrook is an honest businessman seeking a loan to build a factory for his community. This is a great role for a good actor and solid singer who may not be ready to tackle a large part. Gender: Male Vocal range top: D4 Vocal range bottom: C3

Mrs. Corry

  • Megan Cao
Mrs. Corry owns a magical Talking Shop. She is a mysterious woman of indeterminate age, but has plenty of spirit and is sharp as a tack. Cast an excellent actor who’s not afraid to be over the top in this fun role. Gender: Female Vocal range bottom: C#4

Miss. Andrew

  • AnnaKate Gillespie
Miss Andrew is George’s overbearing and scary childhood nanny. With her bottle of nasty- tasting brimstone and treacle to keep naughty children in line, she is a bully who only knows one way of doing things: her way. Cast one of your stronger singers in this featured role. Gender: Female Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: G#3

Featured Dancers

  • Abby Darby
  • Alexus Seneca
  • Amelia Patin
  • AnnaGrace David
  • Eileen Garrett
  • Eliana Flott
  • Emma Broussard
  • Faith Baudoin
  • Fallon Seneca
  • Kinsey Waits
  • Lyra Dartez
  • Megan Cao
  • Mimi Thomas
  • Morgane Campbell
  • Nicolina Filippi
  • Rylie Denais
  • Samantha Lasater
  • Valerie Stroud

Ensemble

  • Alexandra Stevenson
  • Alyssia Jordan
  • Ana Boulet
  • Ann-Jolie Richard
  • Annalise Breaux
  • Briley Deville
  • Bryan Mayeux
  • Brylie Dupuy
  • Charlee Trosclair
  • Danielle Mouton
  • Emma Hartman
  • Finley Stokes
  • Gabrielle Best
  • Kamryn Morgan
  • Katelyn Barboza
  • Katherine Cormier
  • Lia Quesada
  • Norah Moreno
  • Tammy Bodin