Description:

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, Aug 12th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Aug 13th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Aug 13th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Aug 14th @ 2:00pm
  • Friday, Aug 19th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Aug 20th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Aug 20th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Aug 21st @ 2:00pm
Tickets go on sale Saturday June 18, 2022 at 12:00am

Ticket Prices:


The Crighton Theatre:

234 N Main Street, Conroe, TX 77301


Show Notes:

Auditions: May 31 & June 1
Callbacks:  June 2
Location: Klein United Methodist Church
                   5920 FM 2920
                   Spring, TX 77389
Rehearsals: 
      June 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28
      July 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31
      August 1, 2

Move In:  August 7
Tech Week: August 8 - 11
Performances: August 12 - 14 & 19 - 21
                            The Crighton Theatre; Conroe, TX

Artistic Team:
Director/Vocal Director - Ashlie Driver
Assistant Director - Jen Shoemake
Vocal Director - Brandon Christian
Choreographer - Mieka Phillips
Intern - Ellie Williams

For more information contact Mary Ramsower, mary@cythouston.org

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What do I need to do to audition?
  1. Go to cythouston.org and create an account if you don't already have one.  Then, sign in and click auditions on your personal information page and select the box just below where your picture would go.     Select the date and time for the vocal audition and SAVE.  All auditioners will attend dance auditions from 6:00-7:15pm on the day of your vocal audition.
  2. Go here to complete your audition packet.  The deadline for ALL audition packet completions is 5/28 at 10:00pm.
  3. Join the Facebook page here.  There is a ton of information already on there and this will be our main form of communication until we cast the show.


Characters:

Bert

The narrator of the story, is a good friend to Mary Poppins. An everyman, Bert has many occupations, including hurdy-gurdy player, sidewalk artist and chimney sweep. Bert watches over the children as well as the goings on in Cherry Tree Lane. He has charm, speaks with a Cockney accent and is a song-and-dance man. Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: B2

George Banks

The father to Jane and Michael Banks, is a banker to the very fiber of his being. Demanding "precision and order" in his household, he is a pipe-and-slippers man who doesn't have much to do with his children and believes that he had the perfect upbringing by his nanny, the cruel Miss Andrew. His emotional armor, however, conceals a sensitive soul. Vocal range top: Eb4 Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Winifred Banks

George's wife and Jane and Michael's mother. A former actress, she is loving and distracted homemaker who is busy trying to live up to her husband's desire to only associate with "the best people" as well as be the model wife and mother. She suffers from the conflicting feelings that she's not up to the job of "being Mrs. Banks," yet, she is, and more. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Jane

The high-spirited daughter of Mr. and Mr. Banks, is bright and precocious but can be willful and inclined to snobbishness. Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Michael

The cute and cheeky son of Mr. and Mrs. Banks. Excitable and naughty, he adores his father and tries to be like him. Both he and Jane misbehave in order to get the attention of their parents. Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Katie Nanna

Jane and Micahel's nanny at the beginning of the show. Overwhelmed and upset, she has absolutely had her fill of the Banks children.

Policeman

A neighborhood fixture who is respected by and observant of households on his beat.

Miss Lark

The haughty next-door neighbor of the Banks family who treats her dog, Willoughby, as if her were child.

Admiral Boom

A retired Royal Navy man and neighbor of the Banks family. A physically large man with a loud and booming voice, he speaks in Navy jargon and has a soft spot for his neighbor, Miss Lark.

Mrs. Brill

The housekeeper and cook for the Banks family. Overworked and harrassed, she's always complaining that the house is understaffed. Her intimidating exterior is a cover for the warmth underneath. Mrs. Brill doesn't have a high opinion of nannies in general and Mary Poppins in particular. Vocal range top: D#5 Vocal range bottom: F#3

Robertson Ay

The houseboy to the Banks family. Lazy, sleepy and grumbling, he never gets things right and believes himself to be useless. He doesn't do a lot of singing, but his "Spoonful" solo can be a fun surprise. Vocal range top: G#4 Vocal range bottom: F3

Mary Poppins

Jane and Michael Banks's new nanny. She is extraordinary and strange, neat and tidy, delightfully vain yet particular, and sometimes a little frightening but always exciting. She is practically perfect in every way and always means what she says. Vocal range top: C6 Vocal range bottom: Gb3

Park Keeper

Uniformed and officious, he makes sure no one breaks park regulations. His life is defined by rules, but he secretly hankers after his childhood.

Neleus

The statue of a young boy posed with a dolphin in the park. Neleus was separated from his father, Poseidon, and misses him very much. A small and lonely being, he is very happy to befriend Jane and Michael. This role is a wonderful opportunity to feature one of the strong dancers in your ensemble.

Queen Victoria

A statue in the park.

Bank Chairman

The head of the bank where Mr. Banks is employed, is an Edwardian stuffed-shirt. He can speak/sing his lines if necessary. Vocal range top: D4 Vocal range bottom: C3

Miss Smythe

The Bank Chairman's humorless secretary.

Von Hussler

A businessman seeking a loan from the bank for a shady business deal. He speaks with a German accent.

John Northbrook

An honest business man seeking a loan to build a factory for his community. He speaks with an accent from Northern England.

Bird Woman

Covered in a patchwork of old shawls, and her pockets are stuffed with bags of crumbs for the birds. She tries to sell her crumbs for the birds. She tries to sell her crumbs to passersby, who ignore her as if she doesn't exist. Sings "Feed the Birds." Vocal range top: C5 Vocal range bottom: Gb3

Mrs. Corry

Owns a magical gingerbread shop. She is a mysterious woman of great age.

Miss Andrew

George's overbearing and scary 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. A soprano with an alto belt, there can be some heaviness to her voice along with range. Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: Gb3

Ensemble