Description:

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 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.

Director: Jon Lorenz
Musical Director: Taylor Fox
Choreographer: Brooke McDougal

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Feb 21st @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 22nd @ 2:00pm
  • Sunday, Feb 23rd @ 4:00pm
  • Friday, Feb 28th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 29th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 29th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Mar 1st @ 4:00pm
Tickets go on sale Monday December 16, 2019 at 9:00am

Ticket Prices:


CPMA:

5050 Conrad Ave, San Diego, CA 92117


Show Notes:

Welcome to CYT Central's audition process! We are so excited you have chosen to audition for the show!!! 

Auditions: Thursday, December 5th 4:30pm - 8:00pm. 
Location: Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church 2128 Chatsworth Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107

Callbacks: Sunday, December 8th 1:00pm - 6:00pm. 
Location: CYT Warehouse 1545 Pioneer Way, El Cajon, CA 92020

*You must be registered in a class at any CYT San Diego location in order to request an audition time.

Class Registration Opens November 1st. You can either sign up for an audition time when you register for class or follow the steps below after registration is complete.

Once registered, here is how to request an audition time for Mary Poppins:
  • Log into your family account.
  • Upload a headshot or picture of just your child
  • There is a place to the right of your child's name that says 'Tools'. 
  • Click 'Tools', then click 'Auditions'. 
  • You will be given a choice of available time slots.
  • After you request a time slot, you will be sent an email with a link to the Audition Form to complete starting the week of 11/18.
  • You need to be enrolled in a Winter 2020 class to audition for a show.
  • You must be between 8 to 18 years old to audition.
Audition info:
  • Auditions (vocal & dance) take about an hour and are open for parents and friends to watch. 
  • Please upload a 1 minute cut of an instrumental track to the Audition Form for your Vocal Audition.
  • After Vocal Auditions, your group will be taught a short dance and will then perform it for the artistic team (as a group). 
  • Callback lists will be posted HERE by Saturday, December 7th.
Rehearsals:
All rehearsals will be at Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church unless otherwise indicated. 2128 Chatsworth Blvd. San Diego, CA 92107
Fridays from 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturdays from 10:00am - 2:30pm
Please note, you may not be called to all rehearsals or for the entire time frame.  Once the show is cast, call times will be structured by role. 
  • First Rehearsal is Friday, December 13th 5:00pm - 9:00pm 
  • Mandatory Parent Meetings on Friday 12/13 and Friday 2/7 at 7pm
  • No rehearsals on 12/20, 12/21, 12/27, and 12/28
  • Super Saturday, February 15th 9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Tech Rehearsals Monday-Thursday 2/17-2/20 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Shows:
School Day Shows: Friday, 2/21 and 2/28 at 9:30am and 11:30am
Public Shows:
Friday, February 21st @ 7:00pm
Saturday, February 22nd @ 2:00pm
Sunday, February 23rd @ 4:00pm
Friday, February 28th @ 7:00pm
Saturday, February 29th @ 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday March 1st @ 4:00pm 

Email sdc@cytsandiego.org with any questions.

Hope to see you all at auditions!
Blessings,
Melissa & Summer
Chapter Coordinators
San Diego Central
 


Characters:

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.

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.

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.

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 obnly 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.

Jane

The high-spirited daughter of Mr. and Mr. Banks, is bright and precocious but can be willful and inclined to snobbishness.

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.

Katie Nanna

Jane and Michael'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 harassed, 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.

Robertson Ay

The houseboy to the Banks family. Lazy, sleepy and grumbling, he never gets things right and believes himself to be useless.

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.

Queen Victoria

A statue in the park.

Bank Chairman

The head of the bank where Mr. Banks is employed, is an Edwardian stuffed-shirt.

Miss Smythe

The Bank Chairman's humorless secretary.

Von Hussler

A businessman seeking a loan from the bank for a shady business deal.

John Northbrook

An honest business man seeking a loan to build a factory for his community.

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."

Mrs. Corry

Owns a magical gingerbread shop. She is a mysterious woman of great age who speaks with a Caribbean accent (or any accent that would make her seem exotic)

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.