All auditions take place at the Little Theatre unless otherwise posted. Pensacola Little Theatre is YOUR community theatre, and auditions are open to EVERYONE. No experience is required. Reading the play is not required before an audition, although you can come by the main office and read a perusal copy of the play you are auditioning for. The perusal copy may not leave the building. Even if you have never been in a play before, don’t be shy about auditioning. During each season, we have roles of all sizes for adults, teens and children.
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AUDITIONING FOR A NON-MUSICAL PLAY
All auditions are "cold-reads," unless otherwise noted, so you do not need to prepare a monologue or memorize anything in advance. Perusal copies of upcoming plays are available to read at the PLT Business Office during regular business hours.
AUDITIONING FOR A MUSICAL PLAY
Prepare 16 -24 bars (one verse and a chorus) of a song in musical theatre style (unless otherwise indicated). Bring sheet music or a CD and CD player for accompaniment. If you use an .mp3, you may plug into our speaker. Choose a song that enhances and shows off your singing skills - usually not a song from the play for which you are auditioning. You may also be asked to take part in movement or dance auditions, where the choreographer will ask you to learn a few steps. Please no a capella auditions.
PLEASE NOTE: Audition dates are subject to change without notice. Call Kathy Holsworth, Artistic Director, at 850-432-2042 ext. 102 for more information.
Mary Poppins - 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. [We will be flying Mary, therefore, she must weigh under 175 lbs.]
Age: 20’s to 30’s. A mezzo soprano with strong top notes, she should be able to move well. She can have a more traditional soprano sound, but precision and diction is the key.
Bert - The narrator of the story, he is a good friend to Mary Poppins. An everyman, Bert has many occupations, including street sweeper, 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.
Age: 20’s to 30’s. Baritone
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.
Age: 40's. Baritone: (may speak-sing as necessary)
Winifred Banks - Jane and Michael’s mother. A former actress, she is a loving and distracted homemaker. She suffers from the conflicting feelings that she’s not up to the job of “being Mrs. Banks,” yet, she is, and more. She has great warmth and simplicity to her tone.
Age: 30's to 40’s. Mezzo Soprano
Jane - The high-spirited daughter of Mr. and Mr. Banks, is bright and precocious but can be willful and inclined to snobbishness.
Age: Should look 12 but can be older. Child soprano
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.
Age: Should look 10 but can be older. Male child voice, unbroken.
The following roles could be solo rolls or doubled members of the ensemble
Miss Andrew - George’s overbearing and scary nanny. Age: 40 to 50. A soprano with an alto belt, there can be some heaviness to her voice along with range
Mrs. Brill - The housekeeper and cook for the Banks family. Her intimidating exterior is a cover for the warmth underneath. She does not have to be a strong singer. Age: 30’s to 50’s. Alto
Robertson Ay - The houseboy to the Banks family. Eager to help but never seems to get things right. Opportunity for physical humor. He doesn’t do a lot of singing, but his “Spoonful” solo can be a fun surprise. Age: Late teens to early 20’s. Tenor
Bank Chairman - The head of the bank where Mr. Banks is employed is an Edwardian stuffed-shirt. He can speak/sing his lines if necessary. Age: 50 to 60. Baritone
Bird Woman - Covered in a patchwork of old shawls, and her pockets are stuffed with bags of crumbs for the birds. Sings “Feed the Birds.” Age: 50+. Alto.
Mrs. Corry - Owns a magical “Talking Shop and Sweets”. She is a mysterious woman as old as time itself, but is quite spry. Age: 20 to 50. Mezzo Soprano.
Annie and Frannie - Mrs. Corry’s extremely tall and giggly twin daughters. Gender: Female or male (for comic effect) Age: 20 to 30
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. Age: 30 to 50
Policeman - A neighborhood fixture who is respected by and observant of the households on his beat. Age: Late 20’s to 40’s.
Miss Lark - The haughty next-door neighbor of the Banks family who treats her dog, Willoughby, as if he were her child. (May be working with live dog so should not have fear or allergies.) Age: 30 to 50. Mezzo soprano
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. Age: 40 to 50
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. Age: 20 to 40. Tenor
Neleus - A statue of a young boy posed with a dolphin in the park, brought to life by Mary Poppins. A small and lonely being, he is very happy to befriend Jane and Michael. Must be a very good dancer. Age: 12 to 16
Von Hussler - A businessman seeking a loan from the bank for a shady business deal. He speaks with a German accent. Age: 30 to 50
John Northbrook - An honest businessman seeking a loan to build a factory for his community. He speaks with an accent from Northern England. Age: 30 to 40
Miss Smythe - The humorless secretary to the Bank Chairman. Age: Late 20’s to 40’s.
Children’s Ensemble - 4 to 6 children who will play children in the park, dancing penguins, and kite flyers. Male and Female. Age: 10 to 14
Dancing Ensemble - Comprises good tap, jazz, and ballet dancers and strong singing voices (all vocal ranges), chimney sweeps, customers, kite flyers, bank clerks, and park strollers.