MARY POPPINS JR.
COMING THIS 2022/2023 SEASON
7 - 15 year olds
Rehearsals Tuesdays between 5:00 & 8:00pm
Meet & Greet (for Parents & Cast Members) on Tuesday, September 6th, 2022 from 5:00 - 6:30pm
Performance Date TBD in Spring 2023
Annual $50 Materials Fee ~ Tuition: $68 per month
Auditions/Class on Tuesday, September 13th & 20th
5:00-6:15pm - 5-7 year olds
6:30-8:00pm - 10-15 year olds
Auditions/Class on Tuesday, September 27th & October 4th
5:00-6:00pm - 10-15 year olds
6:00-7:00pm - 7-9 year olds
7:00-8:00pm - all those auditioning for lead roles
OUR VISION FOR FALL 2022 & SPRING 2023
At SCMT, our goal is to nurture your child not only as a performer but as a creator as well. To that end, this fall, we are moving forward with a new format that will allow our students the opportunity to explore and learn more about ALL aspects of the theatrical experience. Starting in the fall, students will begin working on a full musical to be performed in the Spring of 2023 - Mary Poppins Jr. Throughout the semester, we will also spend time putting together a showcase to perform in early December. This showcase, "A Spoonful of Christmas", will include production numbers from our upcoming show, Mary Poppins, as well as additional songs & dances from other musicals. Students will work to write a brief script that ties the numbers together, have input on staging and choreography, work with Miss Kristy on props & set, discuss costumes with Mrs. Martin.
We will work to give them an experience to create and grow as young artists, taking time to develop things like character development, vocal skills, movement, properties, set, and costume design. This format should give us plenty of time to prepare for Mary Poppins Jr. as it is a very big and complex show. We want to give the cast members plenty of time to feel confident in the show they’ve created. We are excited to spend more time on a well-rounded musical theater experience in addition to rehearsing to put on a full musical and musical showcase.
ABOUT MARY POPPINS JR
Based on one of the most popular Disney movies of all time and the Broadway musical that played for over 2,500 performances and received multiple Olivier and Tony Awards nominations, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect Broadway Junior musical!
The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it."
A SPOONFUL OF CHRISTMAS
COMING FALL 2022
"A Spoonful of Christmas" will be a musical showcase including songs/dances from Mary Poppins Jr, a few Christmas songs, and other Broadway numbers. This showcase will be an opportunity to feature more young artists in various songs & dances, and to coach them more individually. Students will also work together to write a short script, help with blocking and directing for the showcase, and maybe even contribute to choreography! In addition to the performance part, children will work with Mrs. Martin (our costume designer) to learn what is involved with costume design for a show, and also with Miss Kristy (props & set designer) to develop a vision for the Mary Poppins props & set pieces.