The producers of "Mary Poppins," which has been a successful Broadway show, is going on tour next season. There's an open casting call for children who can sing, dance and act on April 13.
"Mary Poppins" will be part of the Broadway Across America — Atlanta's 2009-10 season.
Jennifer Rudin, who is the director of casting and talent development for Disney Theatrical Productions in New York City, is conducting the auditions. She spent five years as head of casting for Walt Disney Animation Studios in Los Angeles and cast the voices for "Chicken Little," "The Incredibles," "Meet the Jeffersons," "The Wild" and "Brother Bear." She is on the board of directors for the Casting Society of America.
Rudin is looking for children ages 8-12 with the maximum height of 58 inches, who can sing, dance and act to play Jane and Michael Banks.
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Jane is 11-years-old, pretty and attractive, who is exuberant but willful. She is thoughtless, short-tempered and untidy. She is sometimes included to be snobbish.
Michael is 9, and is cute and cheeky. He's excitable, naughty, noisy, mischievous and troublesome. He adores his father and tries to emulate him.
The audition is 3-7 p.m. April 13. Sign-in begins at 2 p.m.
The auditions will be in Studio Dionne, School of Dance and Music, 524 Plasters Ave. (near Monroe and Armour drives at I-85), in Atlanta.
For a map and directions go to www.studiodionne.com
All children should prepare a song of their choice that shows off their range. Provide sheet music for the accompanist.
Don't forget to bring a current picture and resume.
For more information, go to www.disneyonbroadway.com
If you can't go to this audition, send a picture and resume as soon as possible to: Rubin Casting, ATTN: Mary Poppins, 570 Seventh Avenue, Suite 401, New York, NY 10018.