Our theatre welcomes all performers of all ages and experience levels. The audition can be a great experience to get to know others with similar passions to yours and get some good experience... and maybe be cast in your first show! Our audition process is often very fun and informal. More audition information will also be posted on our Facebook page, GCT AUDITIONS!
 

* All shows are subject to change pending receipt of rights from the publishing houses, and show dates are tentative pending contract completion. 

2020 AUDITION INFORMATION

Thank you for your interest in performing with GCT! 

OUR NEXT TWO SHOWS WILL BE AUDITIONING ON

December 2 and 3, 2019 AT 5:30 PM AT

GOLDEN CHAIN THEATRE
42130 HWY 41
OAKHURST, CA  

559-683-7112
 

CONTEMPT OF COURT

by David Landau and Nikki Stern

Directed by Jamie Lentwich 

 

Rehearsals begin Dec 9 and will run 7:30-9:30.  This is a one weekend dinner theatre show that will be performing Feb 14, 15, and 16 of 2020.  

 

This is an interactive comedy show wherein the audience serves as jury at several civil cases and actually votes on who wins.  Improv skills and comfortability breaking the fourth wall is imparitive for this cast.

 

THIS AUDITION WILL BE A COLD READ, BELIEVABLE ACCENTS AND COLORFUL CHARACTERS ARE A PLUS.

 

CHARACTERS: 

DUKE MONDHILL- Court officer Dressed in a police uniform.  He does check-in. 

SYDNEY SCHYSTER- Lawyer with Springer, Schyster and Shark

MELISSA CHEATHAM- Lawyer with Dewey, Cheatham and Howe. 

JUDGE JUDY KOCH- The honorable Judge Judy.

SNITCH

RICHARD SIMON

DELIVERY BOY

NURSE INGA

HOWARD COSTAR JR

 

MARY POPPINS

DIRECTED BY JAMES MIERKEY AND JENNIFER JANINE

 

 

Rehearsals begin Dec 9 and will run 5:30-7:30.  The show runs four weekends, Friday, Saturday, and Sundays, March 13- April 5 2020. 
 

Ages listed below are the character age, not the actor’s literal age per se. If no Vocal Audition song is listed, please be prepared to sing Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.  
 

A single character script side may be obtained by request to Jennifer Janine at 559-760-8523

 

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

 

BERT (30s), the narrator of the story, is a good friend to Mary Poppins. An everyman, Bert has many occupations, including hurdy-gurdy player, 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. Baritone.

Vocal Range:    B2-F#4

Vocal Audition: “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” or “Chim Chim Cher-ee”

Acting Audition: pp. 18-20 and 69-70 

 

GEORGE BANKS (early 40s), father to Janeand Michael Banks, is a banker to the very fiber of his being. Demanding “precision andorder” 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. A baritone, George may speak sing when needed. 

Vocal Range:  Bb2- Eb4

Vocal Audition: “Cherry Tree Lane” or  “Good for Nothing”

Acting Audition: pp. 28-30 and 107-110

 

WINIFRED BANKS (30s) is George’s wife and Jane and Michael’s mother. A former actress, she is a loving and distracted homemaker who

is busy trying to live up to her husband’s desire to only associate with “the best people” as well as be a model wife and mother. 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 a great warmth and simplicity to her tone. Mezzo Soprano.

Vocal Range: A3-F5

Vocal Audition: “Being Mrs. Banks” or “Anything Can Happen”

Acting Audition: pp. 28-30

 

JANE BANKS (11), the high-spirited daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Banks, is bright and precocious but can be willful and inclined to snobbishness.

Child soprano.

Vocal Range: A3-F#5

Vocal Audition: “Perfect Nanny” or “Let’s Go Fly a Kite”

Acting Audition: pp. 63-65

 

MICHAEL BANKS (9) is 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. Male child voice, unbroken.

Vocal Range:     A3-E5

Vocal Audition: “Perfect Nanny” or “Let’s Go Fly a Kite”

Acting Audition: pp. 63-65

 

KATIE NANNA (20s to 60s) is Jane and Michael’s nanny at the beginning of the show. Overwhelmed and upset, she has absolutely had her  fill of the Banks children.

Acting Audition: pp. 1 and 3

 

POLICEMAN (30s-40s) is a neighborhood  fixture who is respected by and observant of the households on his beat.

Acting Audition: pp. 1 and 85

 

MISS LARK (30s) is the haughty next-door neighbor of the Banks family who treats her dog, Willoughby, as if he were her child. Mezzo soprano.

Acting Audition: pp. 2, 32, and 49

 

ADMIRAL BOOM (50s) is 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. Can be any vocal range needed.

Acting Audition: pp. 2 and 32

 

MRS. BRILL (50s) is the housekeeper and cook for the Banks family. Overworked and harassed, she’s always complaining that the house is understaffed. Her intimidating exterior is a cover for the warmth underneath. Mrs. Brill doesn’t have a high opinion of nannies in general and Mary Poppins in particular. She does not have to be a strong singer. Alto.

Vocal Range: F#3-F#5

Vocal Audition: A verse of “Cherry Tree Lane”

Acting Audition: pp. 33-34

 

ROBERTSON AY (20-30) is the houseboy to the Banks family. Lazy, sleepy, and grumbling, he never gets things right and believes himself

to be useless. He doesn’t do a lot of singing, but his “Spoonful” solo can be a fun surprise. Tenor.

Vocal Range: F3-F#4

Vocal Audition: A verse of “Cherry Tree Lane”

Acting Audition: pp. 33-34 and 58

 

MARY POPPINS (20s) is Jane and Michael Banks’s new nanny. She is extraordinary

and strange, neat and tidy, delightfully vain yet very particular, and sometimes a little frightening, but always exciting. She is practically perfect in every way and always means what she says. 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 key.

Vocal Range: Gb3-C6

Vocal Audition: “Practically Perfect” 

Acting Audition: p. 13 through “Practically Perfect”

 

PARK KEEPER (40s-50s). Uniformed and of cious, he makes sure no one breaks park regulations. His life is defined by rules, but he secretly hankers after his childhood. Tenor. Vocal Audition: “Let’s Go Fly a Kite”

Acting Audition: p. 18

 

NELEUS (16-20) is the statue of a young boy posed with a dolphin in the park. Neleus was separated from his father, Poseidon, and misses him very much. A small and lonely being, he is very happy to befriend Jane and Michael. This role is a wonderful opportunity to feature a strong dancer in the ensemble.

Acting Audition: pp. 25-26

 

QUEEN VICTORIA (40s-50s) is a statue in the park.

 

BANK CHAIRMAN (50s), the head of the bank where Mr. Banks is employed, is an Edwardian stuffed-shirt. He can speak/sing his lyrics if necessary. 

Vocal Range: C2-D3

Vocal Audition: “Precision and Order” (“Great men have dreams”)

Acting Audition: pp. 114-117

 

MISS SMYTHE (40s) is the Bank Chairman’s humorless secretary.

Acting Audition: p. 41

 

VON HUSSLER (30s-40s) is a businessman seeking a loan from the bank for a shady business deal. He speaks with a German accent.

Vocal Audition: “A Man Has Dreams” on p. 43

Acting Audition: p. 43-44

 

JOHN NORTHBROOK: (30s-40s) is an honest businessman seeking a loan to build a factory for his community. He speaks with an accent from Northern England.

Vocal Audition: “Precision and Order” on p. 43 Acting Audition: pp. 43-44

 

BIRDWOMAN

(Older) is covered in a patch-work of old shawls, and her pockets are stuffed with bags of crumbs for the birds. She tries to sell her crumbs to passersby, who ignore her as if she doesn’t exist. Sings “Feed the Birds.” There can be a gruff, folksy quality to her voice.

Vocal Range: Gb2-E5

 

TEDDY BEAR, MR. PUNCH, and DOLL are toys belonging to Jane and Michael. Other toys can be added as desired.

 

MISS ANDREW (40s-50s) is George’s overbearing and scary nanny. With her bottle of nasty-tasting brimstone and treacle to keep naughty children in line, she is a bully who only

Vocal Range: Gb3-C5

Vocal Audition:“Brimstone and Treacle”

Acting Audition: pp. 74-75

 

MRS. CORRY: (40s) owns a magical gingerbread shop. She is a mysterious woman of great age who speaks with a Caribbean accent (or any accent that would make her seem exotic). Soprano.

Vocal Audition: “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”

Acting Audition: pp. 51-53

 

ANNIE and FANNIE (20s) are Mrs. Corry’s daughters.

 

VALENTINE is a stuffed boy doll belonging to Jane.

Vocal Range:  E2-D4

Vocal Audition: Valentine’s verse of “Playing the Game”

Acting Audition: pp. 65-66

 

DANCING ENSEMBLE comprises good tap, jazz, and ballet dancers and strong singing voices (all vocal ranges) that can understudy the principal roles if necessary.

 

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Movement Audition: Prepare to do a fun general movement combination (to the tune of “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”), some basic tap steps for potential chimney sweeps, and a simple ballet combination to pinpoint who can be featured as Neleus and the statues.