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Mary Poppins

20 April to 5 May 2018

ASB Theatre Marlborough

Blenheim Musical Theatre are celebrating their centenary next year  and bring you the legendary and ever popular Mary Poppins. SIMPLY SUPER-CALI-FRAG!!!

Based on P.L. Travers’ beloved book series of the same name, Mary Poppins became an immediate hit when it premiered as a movie musical in 1964. Forty years later, Cameron Macintosh conceived of an enchanting stage musical that combines elements of Disney’s film with material inspired by Travers’ books. In the musical, Bert, a jack-of-all-trades, invites us into the world of London, England in 1910 — and, specifically, into the dysfunctional home of the Banks family. Jane and Michael, the young Banks children, have sent yet another nanny packing, dismissing these children as hopelessly and irrevocably spoiled and misbehaved. With a father who works constantly and mother who is always distracted, Jane and Michael have suffered without strong caretaking forces in their lives. Then the magical Mary Poppins flies in on the wind, bringing with her a combination of whimsy, magic, and disciplined common sense to the children’s lives. Together, they go on memorable and magical adventures — and also learn the importance of a tidy nursery and of taking the medicine they need (with a spoonful of sugar, of course.) Mary Poppins’ transformational influence does not stop with the children — eventually, she teaches the grown-ups, as well, to open up and realize that “anything can happen if you let it.”

Directed by local director Duncan Whiting, musical direction by Kevin Moseley and Jeannie Mark choreographing, this is sure to have you singing along and smiling for days.

Auditions for Mary Poppins are around the corner!!!  Download your Audition Pack and Audition Form from here:

Adult’s Audition info pack

Children’s Audition info pack

Audition form

IMPORTANT DATES

15th August 7:30pm – Adult Pre-Audition information evening

16th August 4:00-6:00pm – Children’s Pre-Audition information afternoon (we are looking to cast two sets of children to perform alternate shows – a 9-14 year old girl and a 8-12 year old boy)

Auditions will be held on:

Children – Thursday 24th August from 4pm and Friday 25th August from 4pm

Principals – Friday 25th August from 6.30pm

Principals and Ensemble – Saturday 26th August from 10am

Ensemble and Backing Vocals – Saturday 26th August from 1.30pm

Dancers (Principals and Ensemble upon request) – Saturday 26th August from 4pm

Recalls Sunday 27th from 10am and 1.30pm – please be available if required

Auditions and information sessions will be held at BMT Rooms, 81a Lakings Road, Blenheim

Any queries please contact the Production Manager Neville Patchett on 027 579 4880

A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film. Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, Book by Julian Fellowes, New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh.

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

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Blenheim 7240
Premises: 03 578-4110
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