Producer Hamilton Operatic Society
Director David Sidwell
Musical Director Jenny Going
Vocal Director David Hall
Choreographer Sonja McGirr-Garrett
Set and Props Designer John Harding Costume Designer Stephen Robertson Performance dates: 6th May – 21st May 2016 Venue: Hamilton’s Founders Theatre
PRACTICALLY PERFECT...a brief introduction to Mary Poppins The Musical
￼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 Poppins delighted 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 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 she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or
two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it."
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Clarence Street Theatre
Saturday 31st October 2015 10.00am – 1.00pm
This workshop will include a chance to learn some of the choreography (dance and basic tap) from the show as well as a chance to meet and talk with the Creative Team, comprising of the Director, Musical Director and Choreographer.
TAP DANCE WORKSHOPS - FREE to all that attend
Clarence Street Theatre Dance Studio
Saturday 7th, 14th November 2015 10.00am – 12.00pm
Clarence Street Theatre, Clarence Street, Hamilton Stage Door entrance
Saturday 28th November 2015 9.30am – 11.00am
All dancers plus company and ensemble en masse. There will be specific dancers cast but all company must be able to move, as they may be a part of “Jolly Holiday” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”
N.B. All those auditioning for roles in the cast/company MUST also attend the en masse dancers audition call
Friday 27th November 5.30pm - 8.30pm Child auditions only
Saturday 28th November 9.00am - 5.30pm
Sunday 29th November from 9.00am - 8.00pm
All singing/acting roles plus general company members
Call backs as required Sunday evening 29th November from 7.00pm onwards
All auditionees must book an audition appointment
Please phone Gillian Lyon on 027 266 6795 or email to book an audition time from Monday 5th October 2015
Please prepare a song that best displays your vocal capabilities and qualities within the popular musical theatre genre. Please be familiar with a Mary Poppins song from the list provided, relevant to the role you are auditioning for. A piano accompanist will be provided (please bring your own sheet music), or you may provide a karaoke-style CD/USB (no vocals on the backing track).
From 9.30am – 11.00am on Saturday 28tth November an ‘en masse’ dance audition will be held. The choreographer will teach a short warm up and dance routine to the group at this audition call. It is expected that all those auditioning for cast/company roles attend this audition.
All dancers plus company and ensemble en masse
There will be specific dancers cast but all company must be able to move, as they may be a part of “Jolly Holiday” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”
The Hamilton production will involve a cast of approximately 40 actors, dancers and singers.
MUSIC REHEARSALS COMMENCE:
February 21st 2016
BLOCKING/CHOREOGRAPHY REHEARSALS COMMENCE:
March 12th 2016
Friday 6th May – Saturday 21st May 2016
FULL ATTENDANCE AT ALL REHEARSALS IS A NECESSITY – TOTAL COMMITMENT REQUIRED!