NBYT’s summer musical for young actors ages 7 through 16 is Disney’s Mary Poppins Jr!
Based on one of the most popular Disney films of all time and the Broadway musical that played for over 2,500 performances and received multiple Tony Award nominations, Disney’s Mary Poppins is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect Broadway Junior musical for young actors and audiences!
Registration is open to children and teens, ages 7 to 16, from any town, and space is limited. Rehearsals will be held over a four-week half-day program on Mondays through Fridays from July 1 through July 26 (except July 4). Program hours are 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All children who register will be cast in the show, but auditions will be scheduled in June to place actors in roles. (Children may also choose not to audition, and they’ll be cast in the ensemble.)
Over the course of the program, the cast will rehearse the performance—including music and choreography—and will also help to make some of the props and costumes to be used in the show. Rehearsals and performances this year will be held at Plainville High School at 47 Robert Holcomb Way in Plainville . Performances will be held on July 26, 27 and 28.
The cost per child is $450. A 25% deposit is due at registration with the balance due by June 1. (This fee is higher than participation in productions during the school year in order to bring together the staff to produce a musical in just four weeks and to pay that staff for availability during daytime hours.) Participation includes a show t-shirt for each actor and two complimentary tickets per family. There are no additional registration or costume fees, but actors may be asked to provide some basic costume pieces and their own shoes. Family volunteerism for production help and at final rehearsals and performances is welcome and encouraged, but not required.
Although the full program is limited to ages 7 through 16, NBYT offers an opportunity for a limited number of children ages 5 and 6 and special needs students to join the program during the final week and be part of the cast. As with the full program, all children who register will perform in the show. Cost for this one-week program is $125.
To register for either the full four-week program or the one-week for younger performers, click below!
For more program details and answers to other questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-515-8115.