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Spring Drama Club 2019 ~ Mary Poppins, Jr.

The spring session of the Coyote Creek Drama Club will begin soon.  Unlike the fall session, this session will be by audition only. Participation in the fall session of drama doesn’t guarantee a spot in the spring session.

All interested 4th/5th graders, regardless of previous drama experience are able to audition as long as one of your parents/guardians attends a MANDATORY parent meeting on Thursday, December 6 at 6:30pm in the MPR.

The program donation for students cast in the show will be $150.   A detailed rehearsal schedule will be given to all students in the show.  Not all students will be required at all rehearsals. Rehearsals will be during the morning recess, 5th grade lunch recess, and Thursdays after school from 3:15pm – 5:30pm.  As we get closer to the actual production, additional rehearsals happen after school and most Saturdays in April and May.  These rehearsals will be noted on the rehearsal calendar for those cast in the show.

On Thursday, December 6 at  6:30pm, there is a MANDATORY parent / guardian meeting for students wishing to participate in the Spring Musical.

Mary Poppins, Jr. Character and Audition Information

The audition music is available on the drama club page of the school website.  Please take time to practice prior to the audition. There are two tracks for each song: with words and just accompaniment.  The accompaniment track will be used at auditions. Sheet music is available on the site as well.

To be considered for a part in Mary Poppins, Jr.:            

 1) Parent MUST attend MANDATORY parent meeting.     2) The audition form must be turned in and completed with a parent / guardian signature before parts are awarded.

Character - audition song (measure numbers)

(Date and time of audition for that character)

*Bert - Jolly Holiday (m.1-25)

(Monday, December 3 @ 12:45pm in room 32)


*Mary Poppins - Practically Perfect (m.12-38) / Feed the Birds (m.24-35)

(Tuesday, December 4 @ 11:05am and 12:45pm in room 32)


*George Banks - A Man Has Dreams (m.1-28)

(Wednesday, December 5 @ 11:05am in room 32)


*Winifred Banks - Anything Can Happen (Finale) (m.28-36)

(Wednesday, December 5 @ 12:45pm in room 32)


*John Northbrook - Precision and Order (Part 2) (m.35-50)

(Thursday, December 6 @ 11:05am in room 32)


*Jane Banks / Michael Banks - Jolly Holiday (m.32-52)

(Thursday, December 6 @ 12:45pm in room 32)


*Ensemble / Featured - Step inTime (m.71-89)

(Monday, December 10 @ 12:45pm in room 32)


*CHANGED - Bird Woman - Feed the Birds (m.36-63)

(Tuesday, December 11 @ 11:05am in room 32)


*CHANGED - Miss Andrew - Brimstone and Treacle (Part 1) (m.35-64)

(Tuesday, December 11 @ 12:45pm in room 32)


  • Please come to auditions prepared.  

  • Only students auditioning that day will be allowed in the audition room.  

  • Parents/Guardians are not allowed in room during auditions.

  • 4th graders can eat with the 5th graders on days they have drama during the 5th grade lunch recess.

Callbacks will be by invitation the week of December 10.  

Not every character will be called back.

Stage Crew – Won’t start till around March /

Mary Poppins Synopsis

Bert, a man of many trades, introduces the audience to the unhappy Banks family: father George, mother Winifred, and children Jane and Michael (Prologue). The family; the housekeeper, Mrs. Brill; and the houseboy, Robertson Ay, are shocked when Katie Nanna quits and storms out in frustration. George muses about what he expects from the household - the nanny, in particular ("Cherry Tree Lane - Part 1"). Though Jane and Michael insist upon their own requirements for their caregiver ("The Perfect Nanny"), George dismisses their requests ("Cherry Tree Lane - Part 2").
As if summoned, Mary Poppins appears, offering her services as a nanny. She fits the children's requirements exactly ("Practically Perfect / Practically Perfect - Playoff" ). She then takes the children to the park, where they meet Bert, who describes how wonderful everyday life can be when spending time with Mary ("Jolly Holiday"). At first, the children are not convinced, but when Mary Poppins brings to life a park statue named Neleus, Jane and Michael are in awe of her. The children return home and gush to their father about the nanny, but George is preoccupied ("Winds Do Change").
A few weeks later, the household is preparing for Winifred's party, and Jane and Michael make a mess of the house. Despite Mary's magic ("A Spoonful of Sugar"), the party is ruined when no one attends ("Spoonful - Playoff"). Later, Mary takes the children on a visit to George's workplace, the bank ("Precision and Order - Part 1"). While Clerks are bustling about and clients are trying to convince George to grant them loans, the children burst into the bank ("Precision and Order - Part 2"). After a thought-provoking conversation with his children, George turns down Von Hussler's loan but agrees to give a loan to the kindly John Northbrook ("A Man Has Dreams").
As Mary and the children pass the cathedral, an old Bird Woman offers to sell them seed to feed the birds. The children are at first disgusted by the woman, but Mary Poppins tells them to look beyond appearances ("Feed the Birds"). Afterward, Mary whisks Jane and Michael off to Mrs. Corry's Talking Shop, where the children are given a delightful vocabulary lesson ("Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"). Later, Mary Poppins and the children return home to find George in a foul mood. He reveals to Winifred that after turning down Von Hussler, the client went to a rival bank that is now due to see great profit from the deal. The bank has suspended George without pay. ("Twists and Turns"). Upset about their father's behavior, the children argue with Mary Poppins. Convinced they must learn their next lesson on their own, she puts them to bed and leaves behind a note before flying away over the rooftop ("Playing the Game / Chim Chim Cher-ee").
Six weeks pass, and the household struggles without Mary Poppins. However, Winifred encourages everyone to tidy up the house for the arrival of a surprise guest ("Cherry Tree Lane - Reprise"). The guest turns out to be George's former nanny, Miss Andrew, who immediately reveals herself to be a stern and cruel woman ("Brimstone and Treacle - Part 1"). Unhappy with their new nanny, the children run away and happen upon Bert in the park, who consoles them and produces a red kite, offering it to Michael. The kite ascends out of view, and when it's reeled in, it brings Mary Poppins back with it ("Let's Go Fly a Kite").
Mary accompanies the children home and demands that Miss Andrew leave. Miss Andrew resists, but after receiving a spoonful of her own medicine from Mary Poppins, the woman flees, apparently sick ("Brimstone and Treacle - Part 2"). The family is relieved to have Mary Poppins back ("Practically Perfect - Reprise"). However, the children are still burdened by their father's grim situation. They follow Mary Poppins to the roof, where Bert and his fellow Chimney Sweeps cheer them up with a lively tune ("Step in Time / Step in Time - Playoff"). Afterward, a Messenger brings news that the bank Chairman wants to speak to George that evening. Bert wishes George good luck ("A Spoonful of Sugar - Reprise"). After George leaves to speak to the Chairman, Mary Poppins instills confidence in the rest of the family ("Anything Can Happen - Part 1").
At his meeting with the Chairman, George is informed that Von Hussler's scheme has ruined the rival bank, while Northbrook has become very successful and is set to make George's bank a fortune. George is ecstatic ("Give Us the Word"). With newly found confidence, Winifred bursts in ready to stand up for George. Upon learning the news, she helps negotiate a much higher salary for her husband. The family is thrilled by their change of fortune ("Anything Can Happen - Part 2").
Back at the Banks home, Bert realizes that Mary Poppins will be leaving soon - the family no longer needs her help. He bids her farewell ("Goodbye Then, Mary"). Leaving behind only a locket, Mary Poppins disappears into the sky. However, she leaves the Banks family much happier than she found them, and they vow never to forget her ("Anything Can Happen - Finale").

Drama Checks

Checks should be made payable to "Coyote Creek."

Drama Club ~ Spring Musical Information

The evening performances of Mary Poppins, Jr. will take place Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 24 at 7pm.

Coyote Clipart

Mary Poppins Character Breakdown

Bert - The narrator of the story, is a good friend to Mary Poppins. An everyman, Bert is a chimney sweep and a sidewalk artist, among many other occupations. With a twinkle in his eye and a skip in his step, Bert watches over the children and the goings-on around Cherry Tree Lane. He is a song-and-dance man with oodles of charm who is wise beyond his years. Gender: Male

George Banks - Husband to Winifred and father to Jane and Michael, is a banker to the very fiber of his being. Demanding "precision and order" in his household, he is a pip-and-slippers man who doesn't have much to do with his children and believes that Miss Andrew, his cruel, strict childhood nanny, gave him the perfect upbringing. George's emotional armor, however off-putting, conceals a sensitive soul. Gender: Male

Winifred Banks - George's wife and Jane and Michael's mother. She is a loving homemaker who is busy trying to live up to her husband's social aspirations while striving to be a model wife and mother. Gender: Female

Jane Banks - The high-spirited daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Banks, bright and precocious but can be willful and inclined to snobbishness. Gender: Female

Michael Banks - The cheeky son of Mr. and Mrs. Banks. Excitable and naughty, he adores his father and longs desperately for his attention. Both he and Jane misbehave in order to get the attention of their parents. Gender: Male

Mrs. Brill - The housekeeper and cook for the Banks family. Overworked, she’s always complaining that the house is understaffed. Her intimidating exterior is a cover for the warmth underneath. Gender: Female

Robertson Ay - The houseboy to the Banks family. Forgetful and clumsy, he often bungles simple tasks. Gender: Male

Mary Poppins - 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 she is always exciting. She is practically perfect in every way and always means what she says. Gender: Female

Katie Nanna - Katie Nanna 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. Gender: Female

Park Strollers - The Park Strollers are citizens of London who go from drab and dreary to bright and colorful as they get swept up in Mary Poppins’s adventures in the park. Gender: Both

Statues - The Statues are stone sculptures. Thanks to Mary Poppins, these works of art come alive and dance with Bert and the Park Strollers. Gender: Both

Neleus - Neleus is a statue who, once brought to life by Mary Poppins, is very happy to befriend Jane and Michael. Gender: Both

Bird Woman - The Bird Woman is covered in a patchwork of old shawls, her pockets stuffed with bags of crumbs for the birds. She tries to sell the crumbs to Passersby, who ignore her as if she doesn’t exist. Gender: Female

Honeybees - The Honeybees are conjured by Mary Poppins to help teach the children the benefits of “A Spoonful of Sugar.” Gender: Both

Clerks - The Clerks, like George, are employees at the bank. Gender: Both

Miss Smythe - Miss Smythe is the bank Chairman’s humorless secretary. Gender: Female

Chairman - Chairman, the head of the bank where Mr. Banks is employed, is an Edwardian stuffed shirt. Gender: Male

Von Hussler - Von Hussler is a businessman seeking a loan from the bank for a shady business deal. Gender: Male

John Northbrook - John Northbrook is an honest businessman seeking a loan to build a factory for his community. Gender: Male

Vagrants, Buskers, and Passerby - Vagrants, Buskers, and Passerby are citizens of London passing by the cathedral during “Feed the Birds.” Gender: Both

Mrs. Corry - Mrs. Corry owns a magical Talking Shop. She is a mysterious woman of indeterminate age, but has plenty of spirit and is sharp as a tack. Gender: Female

Customers - The Customers are bright, colorful British citizens visiting Mrs. Corry’s Talking Shop. Gender: Both

Miss Andrew - Miss Andrew is George’s overbearing and scary childhood nanny. With her bottle of nasty- tasting brimstone and treacle to keep naughty children in line, she is a bully who only knows one way of doing things: her way. Gender: Female

Kite Flyers - Kite Flyers consist of families flying kites in the park. Gender: Both

Chimney Sweeps - Chimney Sweeps are Bert’s cheerful, friendly, and agile friends who keep London’s chimneys in working order. Gender: Both

Policeman and the Messenger - The Policeman, a neighborhood patrol officer, and the Messenger, who delivers a summons to George from the bank. Gender: Both