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Your Source for Mary Poppins Information & Paperwork

We are excited to see you at your upcoming audition for Mary Poppins presented by BackStory Youth Theatre!
 
Please review the information below in preparation for your audition.

AUDITIONS: AUGUST 12th from 8:15-11:50am.

Check Or Make Changes To Your Audition Time & Review Production Details

CALL BACKS: AUGUST 13th from 3-5pm

CASTING OFFERS: AUGUST 15th

MANDATORY PARENT MEETING: AUGUST 28th from 5:30-6pm

FIRST REHEARSAL: AUGUST 28th from 6-8pm

REHEARSAL RANGE: Mondays and Tuesdays, 6-8pm, August 28-November 13 & alternating Saturdays from approximately 9am-3pm (currently scheduled 9/9; 9/23; 10/7; 10/21; 11/4). NO REHEARSALS 9/4; 10/31. 

TECH & DRESS REHEARSALS: November 14-16, 4-8:30pm; November 17 (mandatory), 8:30am-1pm 

PERFORMANCES: NOV 17th @ 7pm (5:30pm call); NOV 18th @ 7pm (5:30pm call); NOV 19th @ 2pm (12:30pm call)

Instruction Fee - $275 ($50 deposit due by audition on AUGUST 12th, balance due AUGUST 28th, payment plans and scholarships available)

Libretto Fee - $25 (due August 28th if purchasing)

Cast Shirt Fee - $15 (due August 28th)

Please note that BackStory is looking for a few excellent volunteers for Fundraising Chair, Set Manager, Props/Properties Manager, Backstage Monitor/Rehearsal Supervision, and Costume Assistant. Due to the time commitment and dependability required, these positions will be rewarded with a significant reduction in student instructional fees. If you have not done so already, please contact us if you are interested in one of these positions. Casting decisions will not be influenced by interest.

What to Expect at your audition: During your designated audition time, you will turn in any hard-copy paperwork that was not completed online (see below), provide an Actor's Introduction, perform a 30-60 second monologue of your choice (comedic preferred), a song selection from the list below, and have an opportunity to highlight your skills in a Q&A time with the director.

MUSIC SELECTION: Choose one song from the options provided below (links to YouTube). A recorded instrumental track will be provided at auditions. Each song option provides a sample of the range needed for a variety of roles. Please choose the song that best matches your vocal range, regardless of gender, and be prepared to sing the specific section of song indicated by the time range in the YouTube video. Click on the links to access practice recordings.

Practically Perfect (sing time range: 1:17 – 2:10)

Chim Chim Cher-ee (sing time range: 0:50-1:45)

Perfect Nanny (sing time range: 0:30-1:27)

Feed the Birds (sing time range: 1:04-2:03)

Required paperwork

Come prepared for your audition by completing paperwork and submitting electronically by 7PM on Friday, August 11th or by bringing copies to your audition. If this is not possible, hard copies will be available in the lobby on August 12th but must be completed prior to your 5 minute audition spot. No emailed audition forms or head shots will be accepted after 7pm on Friday, August 11th.

1) A $50 deposit is due prior to auditioning. The deposit IS refundable for actors who are not offered a spot in the cast. (Checks payable to BackStory Theatre may be mailed to PO Box 826, Broomfield, CO 80038 or provided with audition packet on August 20th. Please write: MaryPoppins/"Your Actor's name" on the memo line.) Credit Card payments may be made online here:

 
Student Name & Birthdate m/d/y
Student allergy/special needs

2) Actor Information Form. Download this form and email it with your headshot to BackStory Theatre or bring a copy of both items to your audition. A separate form must be completed for each actor.

4) Emergency Information & Waivers. Click on this link to complete emergency contact information and waivers via our online form. Only one form is required per family and is not needed if you have completed this information ONLINE within the 12 months.

Additional Links

The following links may be helpful for your family in the coming weeks, but are not required prior to auditions.

1) Rehearsal Schedule. Coming Soon!

2) Sign up to help with the production through Sign Up Genius. Coming Soon!
 
2) Pre-order discounted tickets & Parent Meeting Payment Form.
 
3) Order tickets online. Coming Soon! 

BackStory Theatre
P.O. Box 826, Broomfield, CO 80038
720-263-0836
Info.backstorytheatre@gmail.com
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