Fulton Theatre Local Open Call Auditions – Mary Poppins & Young Frankenstein
The Fulton Theatre will be holding an OPEN CALL September 7th & 8th 2013 for it’s upcoming productions of Mary Poppins and Young Frankenstein.
Auditions are also being held for our Mary Poppins Extracalifragilistic Experience. Please click here for more information & to register for this fantastic experience for young adults in 6th grade – 12th grade. These auditions will be held September 14th & 15th. This gives youth a chance to shadow the professionals and in the end produce a full scale production of Mary Poppins.
Saturday September 7, 2013 - REGISTRATION FOR SATURDAY SEPT. 7TH AUDITIONS ARE CLOSED – PLEASE FEEL FREE TO COME AS A WALK IN AS THERE ARE SLOTS AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE DAY!
10:00 AM to 12:00 AM – Male Dance Call – Walk in’s and appts – No Children
12:00 PM to 2:00 AM – Female Dance Call – Walk in’s and appts – No Children
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM – BREAK
3:00 PM to 8:00 PM – Singers – Young Frank/Mrs. Banks/Admiral Boom Appt. only
Sunday September 8, 2013 - REGISTRATION FOR SUNDAY SEPT. 8th AUDITIONS ARE CLOSED – PLEASE FEEL FREE TO COME AS A WALK IN AS THERE ARE SLOTS AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE DAY!
10:00 AM to 12:00 AM – Singers – Young Frank/Mrs. Banks/Admiral Boom Appt. only
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM – Jane & Michael Auditions Walk in’s and appts
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM – BREAK
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Jane & Michael Auditions Walk in’s and appts
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To register please click on the links above. ALL adult vocal auditions are by appointment ONLY. As both shows are dance intensive ALL auditionee’s must attend the dance call to be considered. The EXCEPTIONS are for Admiral Boom & Mrs. Banks.
Both productions will be dance intensive so we HIGHLY recommend that all auditionee’s attend the DANCE Call. ALL cast members must dance EXCEPT Mrs. Banks, Admiral Boom & one or two character roles in Young Frankenstein
Currently, we are looking for one girl who looks 8-12 yrs. old and one boy who looks 6-10 yrs. old. Both must be able to dance. If call backs are required they will be held Sunday, Sept. 15 between 7-9 PM.
Children DO NOT have to attend the Dance Call on Saturday. Dancing will be seen at Call Backs.
We are also auditioning and interviewing TEENS (grades 6-12) for the Mary Poppins Extracalifragilistic Experience. Learn more, and sign up to audition or interview!
Appointments will be taken via WEBSITE registration only. Please register ONLY ONE TIME for ONE SLOT. If the time slot is full you will be asked to choose another time slot. Click on the links above to register for your desired date and time.
ALL Auditions will be located at the Michael D. Mitchell Clubhouse at 18 N. Water St, Lancaster, PA. This is located directly behind the theatre.
The Fulton Theatre is a LORT C theatre and three hours from New York by car or train. Housing and round trip transportation is provided for non-residents. Pay is $700 minimum for union members.
Confirmations will be sent out 24-48 hrs. prior to the audition dates.
Children cast as Jane & Michael Banks are VOLUNTEER status
Any questions please email Christen Cain, Casting Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 717-394-7133 X 114
Please Bring/Prepare the Following:
- 1 headshot
- 1 resume
- prepare 16 bars of music, and feel free to sing songs from the shows. An accompanist will be provided. No on-sight transpositions, please!
BREAK DOWN AS FOLLOWS:
Director/Choreographer: Marc Robin
Original Music and Lyrics: Sherman and Sherman
Book: Julian Fellows
Music and Lyrics: George Stiles and Anthony Drewe
Rehearsal Dates: Nov. 1st, 2013
1st Preview: Nov. 19, 2013
Opening Date: Nov. 21, 2013
Closing Date: Jan. 5, 2014
Mr. George Banks: Early 40s. A senior bank clerk by name, nature and occupation. Believes, however wrong he may be, that he had theperfect childhood. Rules with an iron fist, but his emotional armor is concealing a sensitive soul. A pipe-and-slippers man who doesn’t have much to do with his children. Absent-minded, always losing his possessions. Likes things justso, even though money is always tight for a salaried man. Baritone.
Mrs. Winifred Banks: 30s. Very busy trying to live up to her husband’s desire to only associate with the best people. Loving but distracted mother. Overwhelmed by the conflict between her desire to please her husband and children and the contradictory suspicion that she’s both not up to the job and worth more. Mezzo soprano.
Jane Banks: 11. Pretty and attractive girl. Exuberant but willful. Occasionally inclined to snobbishness. Maximum height: 58″ (NON-EQUITY)
Michael Banks: 9. Cute and cheeky. Excitable. Naughty. Adores his father, and tries to be like him. Maximum height: 56″. (NON-EQUITY)
Mrs Brill: 50s. The housekeeper. Always complaining that the house is understaffed. Most of the time her intimidating exterior barely masks the warmth underneath. Big, bosomy and harassed. Barks rather than speaks. Doesn’t have a high opinion of nannies in general and Mary Poppins in particular. Alto.
Miss Andrew: 40s-50s (who can play older). George’s old nanny. Overbearing lady with a huge trumpeting voice. Beak-nosed, grim-mouthed; small, peering bespectacled eyes. A bully who only knows one way of doing things – her way. Soprano with alto belt.
Robertson Ay: Early 20s. House boy to the Banks family. Lazy, sleepy and grumbling. Never gets things right, so believes himself to be useless. Tenor.
The Birdwoman: 50s. Covered in a patchwork of old shawls, her pockets are stuffed with bags of crumbs for the birds. Sings “Feed the Birds”.
Admiral Boom / Chairman: One actor plays both. Boom: 50s. Retired. Physically large man who has a loud and booming voice. Speaks in navy jargon. Baritone. Chairman: An Edwardian stuffed-shirt. Head of the bank
Director/Choreographer: Marc Robin
Music and Lyrics: Mel Brooks
Book: Mel Brooks and Tom Meehan
Rehearsal: Feb. 20, 2014
1st Preview: March 11, 2014
Opening: March 13, 2014
Closing: March 3, 2014
All roles open:
FREDERICK FRANKENSTEIN: early 30s to 40s. A famous scientist dedicated to his work and innocent of the world at large. Intent to distance himself from his notorious grandfather whose scientific legacy is less than legitimate. A warm lyric baritone who sings to E-flat, and a comic actor who combines the manic energy of Danny Kaye with the charm and elegance of Fred Astaire. Sings with effortless charm (‘Puttin’ On the Ritz”) and requires vocal power for a full-voice traditional Broadway ballad.
ELIZABETH: 30s. Frederick’s spoiled and self centered fiancée. Great comic role. A lyric soprano with wide range (to High C) who can deliver a showy coloratura fireworks with complete ease. Music has a “comic-operetta-ish” sensibility that reflects the songs of Romberg, Herbert, Friml and early Kern.
IGOR: 30-40s. A hunchback servant at the Frankenstein estate in Transylvania. Great comic role. High light baritone (to F#) should have the nimble charm to sing English music hall style songs and the show-biz savvy of Jimmy Durante.
INGA: 20s-30s. A young local Transylvanian woman who becomes Dr Frankenstein’s eager assistant. Oblivious to her own sexuality and appeal. A bright, clear youthful “Broadway Mezzo” with a high sustained belt to D-flat and a sweet mixed voice that extends up to high E.
FRAU BLUCHER: 40s – 60s The housekeeper at the Frankenstein estate. She keeps the secrets of the past. A great slyly comic role. Requires skilled, dark, dramatic Lotte Lenya alto with a real sense of the Berlin Cabaret world of the 1920s and 30s. Solid belt up to B-flat and a workable mix that extends up to E-flat.
INSPECTOR KEMP/BLIND MAN: 40s-50s (one actor will play both roles) Head of the local police with highly developed sense of his own power and a keen desire to keep order in the town. The Blind Man is a recluse who enjoys a meal with Frankenstein’s monster. This double role requires a great comic, transformational actor. Big legit bass-baritone voice that can really open up and soar to high F. Should demonstrate very dramatic singing chops in terms of volume and the break-your-heart quality of a singer like Al Jolson in his prime.
THE MONSTER: The monster created when Dr. Frankenstein performs his famous brain transplant. Bass-baritone with good legit sound up to E-flat. Physically imposing.
ENSEMBLE: Sopranos, Altos, Tenors, and Basses. Looking for singers with big, healthy voices, impeccable diction and wide ranges. Sopranos should not hesitate in showing off their sustained high notes and Basses should give us their best ‘low’. Also, specifically looking for a real old-fashioned “Barbershop Quartet” Top Tenor. Understudies for the Principals will be drawn from the ensemble. ALL MUST DANCE WELL AND HAVE A BACKROUND IN TAP.