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Children Invited to Audition for Roles in Festival’s Mary Poppins

Cedar City, UT- Auditions for child actors to play the roles of Jane and Michael in this summer’s Utah Shakespeare Festival production of Mary Poppins will be conducted March 19. The general call auditions will be in the Southern Utah University Auditorium Theatre (room 109) on the corner of 300 West and Center Street from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

“These are exceptionally important roles in telling the story of Mary Poppins,” said Artisitic Director Brian Vaughn. “Whomever we select will need to be skilled enough to carry these large parts throughout the summer performance season.”

Children auditioning should be between the ages of 9 and 13 and be able to play the ages of Jane (11) or Michael (9). They must be available for rehearsals and performances in Cedar City, Utah from May 9 to September 3. The chosen actors will be paid and (if not from southern Utah) provided with housing.

Those interested must fill out the online registration form and also download sides and music for the audition at www.bard.org/auditions. Hopeful actors should arrive by 2:15 to check in and should come prepared to perform both sides and sing both songs. The general call will be followed by callback and dance auditions.

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