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Sign-Up for Auditions!

Audition sign-ups are now open for the 2020 production of MARY POPPINS!
Please read all the information below for directions and links.

Before you sign-up: 

Make sure you have completed this participation form (If you haven’t yet, do it now and then proceed to the audition sign-up.)

Make sure you are eligible to participate:

For Adult participants:

  • You live in BP school boundary lines.
  • You have been in a BP show before (but may possibly have moved to a different area of town).
  • You were once a child in the BP show and are now an adult - therefore grandfathered in as alumni.

For Youth leads (roles of Jane, Michael, and Neleus):

  • 5th - 8th grader at Burns Park or Tappan student or alumni.
  • Any 5th graders who are not offered a youth lead role are still eligible to participate in the children’s ensemble if interested!

Does this information also pertain to the child ensemble?

Nope! If you have a 1st - 5th grader who is interested in participating in the children’s ensemble, make sure you have signed your family up in our participation form.

When:

Adult Auditions: November 13th and 14th, 7-10pm. 
Youth Lead Auditions: November 20th from 7-10pm. 

Each audition evening will be divided in two halves, with choreography taking place in the middle of the evening at 8:30-9pm (so regardless of your time slot, plan to be present from 8:15-9pm for that portion of the audition).

Where:

Tappan Middle School Auditorium (2251 E Stadium Blvd). 

How to Sign Up:

Please follow the links below to sign up for your audition time slot. Please arrive 10-15 min earlier than your sign-up time so you can settle in and fill out some paperwork. 

Remember that your time slot is in addition to the choreography time from 8:30-9pm, so if you sign up for an early time, plan to stay until 9pm. If you sign up for a later time slot, please plan to arrive by 8:15.

Sign up for Adult Auditions here!
Sign up for Youth Lead Auditions here!

What to expect:

During your time slot, you will be invited into the auditorium to sing your song choice & read an excerpt from the script. (Please be prepared to speak with an English accent as best you can!)

This will be in a private setting with just a few members of the artistic team, not in front of all other auditioners.

From 8:30-9pm, EVERYONE will be brought into the auditorium to learn a brief dance sequence with our choreographer. 

What to bring:

Dress to move: Comfortable clothing, and either gym shoes, dance shoes, or character shoes - whatever is most comfortable

Music: We invite you to prepare a song excerpt of your choice! (It does not need to be from the show). Whether it’s a verse or chorus of your favorite song, or a lullaby/refrain you love to sing, we just want to hear your voice in a song that you are already comfortable with. (roughly 32 bars).

If you would prefer a song suggestion from the show:

Adults:

Youth Leads:

Soundtrack is available on Spotify & Apple Music for reference to help prepare.

Schedule conflicts: Please also bring your schedules through the end of February, so you can alert us to any conflicts you may have with the rehearsal process (mostly evenings in Jan - Feb, plus weekends daytime).

Water and Snacks as needed, especially if your time slot mandates that you be present for a long time.

Callbacks:

Adults will be notified about callbacks by Sunday, November 17th.
Youth Leads will be notified by midnight after their audition.
Callback auditions will take place on Thursday, November 21st from 7-10pm. 

What if I cannot make it to auditions?

If you absolutely cannot make it to either date of the auditions, please email bpp@burnsparkplayers.org so we can arrange an alternate option.

We are looking forward to meeting everyone and begin creating our show!

Important Dates for Mary Poppins

Fall Meeting:
Tuesday, October 22, 7-8:30pm @ Burns Park Auditorium

Auditions:
Adult Auditions
Wednesday & Thursday, November 13-14, 7-10 pm @ Tappan Auditorium 

Child Auditions
Wednesday, November 20 7-10 pm @ Tappan Auditorium

Callbacks
Thursday, November 21 7-10 pm Tappan Auditorium

Performances @ The Power Center:
February 27 & 28 @ 7:30 pm
February 29 @ 2 pm
March 1 @ 2 pm