Special to The Trussville Tribune
SPRINGVILLE — The Springville Community Theater is flying towards auditions for “Mary Poppins“ Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22 at the Springville Middle School. Audition times on Saturday, May 21 will be 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. On Sunday, May 22, auditions will be held at 2 p.m.
The play offers a wide variety of parts for actors ages 7 and up, including a large chorus of townspeople. Everyone is invited to audition or work behind the scenes. No experience is necessary. This will be the 40th anniversary for the unusual group, starting with original children’s musicals in 1976. The community group welcomes anyone who wants to try their hand at make-believe and attempting the impossible. Every person who auditions will be cast.
In addition to seeking actors, the Springville Community Theater invites people of all ages to participate as builders, artists, musicians, props persons, sound/lighting technicians, publicity and box office. The show will be directed by June Morgan Mack, with Beth Bolton as assistant director and Beverly Crumpton as business manager. Other crew members already on board include: Milicent Yeager (costumes), Merle Dollar and Garry Burttram (art), Shalita Clark and Jessica Lloyd (choreography), Gayla Reynolds, Traci Owen, and Donna Crowder (props), Caleb Davis and Kyle Franklin (set design), Pat Bosworth (flying coordinator), Karen Krekelberg (conductor/pianist), and Lori Hebson and Laura McKenzie (publicity).
“Mary Poppins” is the magical story of how a flying nanny helps bring a family together that is being pulled apart by too much work and too little love. With more than a few fantastic tricks up her sleeve, Mary Poppins sets things right in the Banks household in London, England. This production will be the Broadway version of “Mary Poppins”. Much of the beloved movie music appears in the show, including “Spoonful of Sugar”, “Feed the Birds”, “Chim Chim Cher-ee” among others.
A theatrical flying company from Indiana, On The Fly, will be working with the cast and crew to hoist Mary into the air. The show promises to be the most challenging and rewarding technical experience to date for the Springville Community Theater. In addition to the usual fundraising for their shows, the group has set up a special fund for donations for the pricey flying effect: “The Help Mary Fly Fund” (see details on their website). Lift off for “Mary Poppins” will take place at the Springville Middle School on July 28, 29, and 30.
For more information visit springvillecommunitytheater.com or contact June Mack at 205-552-3023 or firstname.lastname@example.org.