Buckhannon’s Community Theater to have auditions for “Mary Poppins”

Director Laura J. Meese and music director Seth Stemple seek an all ages cast for Buckhannon Community Theatre’s summer production of Mary Poppins.

Auditions will be held Wednesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 9, at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 88 S Kanawha St, Buckhannon, WV 26201, from 6-8 p.m. The production will run from Thursday-Sunday, July 25-28.

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppinsdelighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

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.”

Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft. This show is a perfect opportunity to showcase a strong, iconic female performer, as well as unique special effects and illusions.

Those who wish to audition are asked to prepare with selections of music from the musical specified for your role of choice.

Music selections may be found here: https://bit.ly/2GJf9Bi

It is also encouraged that auditionees prepare one comedic or two contrasting monologues. Those without prepared monologues will be provided with a selection from the script. Auditionees with current headshots & resumes are encouraged to provide them. All auditionees may be asked to read selections from the play.

Come prepared to dance! Wear comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes.

All questions should be addressed to director Laura J. Meese at wantingmemories@gmail.com or music director Seth Stemple at stempleseth@gmail.com. No appointments are necessary.

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