Sherman Brothers Concert Auditions

(Songs from Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)

Audition Dates:

    Saturday 14th March 2015 ADULT PRINCIPALS 11-3pm
    Sunday 15th March 2015 CHILDREN (8-12 Years) 11-3pm
    Saturday 28th March 2015 ADULT ENSEMBLE 1-5pm
    Sunday 29th March 2015 RECALLS Times to be advised

Please see below for character roles and details of the show.

Strong Character Singers Required for all principal roles, plus supporting ensemble (Soprano, Mezzo, Alto, Tenor, Baritone)

Principal roles will also need to have dance ability. For the right auditionee, we will consider combining the roles of Mary Poppins / Truly Scrumptious, Bert / Charatacus Potts, Mr. Banks/Grandpa Potts, and the children’s roles.

Click here to download the Audition Material from Crescendo music.

Please download the MP3 example and sheet music (PDF) for each character in addition to the two company (“Everyone”) numbers. Children only need to prepare the children’s songs (sections given) and one company number, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

For any other roles, including ensemble, please just prepare the two company numbers, entitled “Everyone” (Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious / Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)

A synopsis of each show, and brief character descriptions can also be downloaded.

Please Note: These are ‘open auditions’ – arrive at a time convenient to you. Auditions will take 5-10 mins each. At busy times there may be a short wait. Come with the correct audition piece prepared and please remember to bring your printed music with you! The songs must be performed (and therefore auditioned) in the keys given. Vocal ranges are shown in the character descriptions.

Depending on the part you’re auditioning for, you may be asked to read a short section of dialogue and/or learn a few dance steps.

Good luck, and we look forward to seeing you at the Corn Exchange!

Character Roles for Mary Poppins

    Mary Poppins
    Mr. Banks (Winifred)
    Mrs. Banks (George)
    Jane and Michael Banks (Children, approx. 8-12 y/o)
    Bird Women
    Mrs. Brill (Housekeeper)
    Miss Andrew (Evil Nanny)
    Neleus (The Statue)

Character Roles for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

    Charactacus Potts
    Grandpa Potts
    Jeremy and Jemima Potts (Children, approx. 8-12 y/o)
    Lord Scrumptious (small role)
    Baron Bomburst
    Baroness Bomburst
    Childcatcher (Non Singing, but ballet dancer required)

Supporting roles – such as members of the Banks’ household staff, bank clerks and chimney sweeps in Mary Poppins, or the inventors in Chttiy Chitty Bang Bang,- will be selected from the on-stage ensemble.

The show will be a semi-staged and lightly costumed concert, and will feature a full size stage replica of the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car!

Performances 16th-19th March 2016. Rehearsals mostly on Sundays at the Corn Exchange. Dates, times and venues TBC.

Musical Director / Executive Producer Rob Alderton
Producer Eric Leadbetter
Director Marilyn Johnstone
Technical Director Martin Wheatley

If you need any further information please send an email to or directly to the Musical Director