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    Young Artists Ensemble holds auditions for Mary Poppins, Jr.

    THOUSAND OAKS, CA – Young Artists Ensemble holds auditions for MARY POPPINS, JR. directed by Georgeanne Lees with Musical Direction by Susan Trewory-Culkins. Auditions are open to performers age 10-19.   Auditions are held Saturday and Sunday, March 2 and 3 by appointment only at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 West Hillcrest Drive. Time slots begin at 9:45 am on Saturday and 12:15 am on Sunday.  Actors are requested to prepare one-minute of a song and bring sheet music in the correct key, no CDs or recorded music please (contemporary music preferred).  Actors must wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in.  Auditions will last two hours and 30 minutes and will consist of cold readings from the script, singing and dancing.  Callbacks will be held March 4 from 5:00-10:00pm.  Performances are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays May 3 – 19, 2019.  Please see web site for all details.

    All participants must be at least 10 years old and not yet 20 years old by May 19, 2019.  Character descriptions and all other information is available on the YAE web site.  Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm and Saturdays 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.   All cast and parents must attend a mandatory welcome meeting on Wednesday, March 6 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. If cast, there is a $180 participation fee.  Financial Assistance is available. Call (805) 381-2747 or visit www.yaeonline.com  to make an audition appointment and to see frequently asked questions. 

    Mary Poppins, Jr. is the tale of a no-nonsense nanny with a heart of gold and a little bit of magic who helps a family struggling to break free of their assigned roles. With the help of a dancing chimney sweep, Mary Poppins turns the whole Banks Family household upside down on its way to right side up.  The play has original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes and new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.  It was co-created by Cameron Mackintosh, based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film.

    MARY POPPINS, JR. is the final production in Young Artists Ensemble’s 38th Annual Family Theatre Season:  The “Season of Unexpected Magic”. 

    Young Artists Ensemble received 19 nominations and four wins for their 2017-19 Productions.  Winners in the 13th Annual National Youth Arts Awards included Outstanding Production: Grease, Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical: Nick Meyer as Danny Zuko in Grease, Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Musical: Kristen Wisneski as Marty in Grease, and Outstanding Musical Direction: Zachary Spencer for Grease.  Among the many nominees were performers and creative staff from Hillcrest Players Productions Shadow of a Pout and If the Shoe Fits, and Young Artists Ensemble’s production of Madagascar, Jr.

             

    MARY POPPINS, JR.

    Auditions

    WHAT: Mary Poppins, Jr. is the tale of a no-nonsense nanny with a heart of gold and a little bit of magic who helps a family struggling to break free of their assigned roles. With the help of a dancing chimney sweep, Mary Poppins turns the whole Banks Family household upside down on its way to right side up.

    WHEN:

    audition TIME SLOTS:

    Saturday, March 2 at 9:45 am, 12:15 noon and 2:45 pm

    Sunday, March 3 at 12:15 and 2:45 pmWHERE:  

    Hillcrest Center for the Arts

    403 W. Hillcrest Drive

    Thousand Oaks, CA

    HOW:  (805) 381-2747 or www.yaeonline.com for audition appointment, character information and frequently asked questions.

    PROCESS: Please prepare one minute of a song and bring sheet music in the correct key, no CDs or recorded music please (contemporary music preferred).

    IF CAST:  There is a fee of $180. Financial Assistance is available. Mandatory Parents’ meeting Wednesday, March 6, 6:00 – 7:00pm.  Rehearsals are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 and Saturdays 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.   

     

     

    Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, Jr.

    PERFORMANCES

    WHAT: Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, Jr. brings a new nanny with a twinkle in her eye and medicine for anything that ails to the Banks Family.  Can she help them find their way back to each other?  Perhaps she can, with the help of a chimney sweep and a host of family joy.  Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s MARY POPPINS, JR. is the third and final production in Young Artists Ensemble’s 38th Annual Family Theatre Season.

     

    WHEN:

    Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, May 3 – 19, 2019

    Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm

    Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00pm

    Hillcrest Center for the Arts

    403 W. Hillcrest Drive

    Thousand Oaks, CA

    HOW:
    (805) 381-1246 or www.yaeonline.com

    TICKETS:
    Single Tickets:  $19 adults, $16 children, students and seniors.

    10% discount for groups of ten or more for a single performance.

    OTHER:
    Free parking is always available. Accessible seating available by calling (805) 381-1246. 

     


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