Welcome to Metropolitan Players new website.
The site will keep you up-to-date with everything associated with the company.
Over time we will be progressively uploading data about our past productions.
"MARY POPPINS" ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN
The advertising campaign for "Mary Poppins" is now well underway. The billboard has been installed at Broadmeadow and the TV ads are running. The next items will be the banner outside the Civic Theatre, bus advertising and advertising (both print and electronic) in the Herald.
"MARY POPPINS" REHEARSALS BEGIN
The first rehearsal for our production of "Mary Poppins" was held on Tuesday, 31st March. The cast and production team had the chance to meet one another and we read through the show while watching the scene changes with the model of the set. We have a wonderful cast of 47 talented people including the following lead roles:
CIVIC THEATRE SUBSCRIPTION SEASON LAUNCH
Newcastle's Civic Theatre launched their annual Subscription Season for 2015 at the theatre on Thursday, 4 December. The season has a mixture of travelling productions from around the country as well as some local productions, including "Mary Poppins". Metropolitan Players' production of "Mary Poppins" will be at the Civic Theatre from August 5 to August 15, 2015. We were fortunate to give the audience at the launch a small musical taster from the show. Our "Mary" (Alana Silcock) and "Bert" (Daniel Stoddart) performed a part of "Jolly Holiday" which delighted the audience.
- Mary Poppins - Alana Silcock
- Bert - Daniel Stoddart
- George Banks - Andrew Black
- Winifred Banks - Ann Hartsuyker-Accardi
- Jane Banks - Amelia Accardi/Molly Sorensen
- Michael Banks - Levi Stoddart/Tim Davies
- Mrs Brill - Annie Devine
- Robertson Ay - Drew Holmes
- Miss Andrews - Rachelle Schmidt
- Bird Woman - Michelle Burnitt
MARY AND BERT ANNOUNCED
Following an extensive audition process, we have now cast the roles of Mary and Bert for our production of "Mary Poppins" in 2015. We are delighted to announce that the role of Mary Poppins will be played by Alana Silcock and the role of Bert will be played by Daniel Stoddart. Congratulations to both these people and also to the wonderfully talented people who made it to the call-backs.
"MARY POPPINS" FURTHER AUDITIONS
Auditions for the rest of the cast of "Mary Poppins" will be held at Broadmeadow Uniting Church Hall in Broadmeadow Road on the following dates for all adult cast:
* Fri 7 November Dance Auditions: 6.30-8.30pm everyone; 8.30pm-10pm tappers only
* Fri 14 November Singing/Acting Auditions: 7-10pm
* Sat 15 November Singing/Acting Auditions: 10am-5pm
* Sun 16 November Singing/Acting Auditions: 10am-1pm
All roles are available except Bert and Mary. People auditioning for the adult cast must be at least 16 years old.
Auditions for the 2 children's roles of Jane & Michael Banks will be held on the following date:
* Sun 9 November: 9am-1pm
Children auditioning for these roles must be primary school age and be 7-12years old when the show is staged in August 2015.
ALL AUDITIONS MUST BE BOOKED BY RINGING 49485568 from 20th OCTOBER.
In 2015, Metropolitan Players are very excited to announce that we will be presenting "Mary Poppins" at the Civic Theatre from 5th - 15th August. Only 2 theatre companies in NSW have been granted the performing rights for 2105 - the other is in Sydney.
We will be holding auditions for the roles of Mary and Bert only on Saturday 20th September from 10am-5pm. The auditions will be held at Broadmeadow Uniting Church Hall in Broadmeadow Road. It is essential that you ring on 49485568 to book an audition spot. Auditions for the rest of the cast will be held in November and we will post details of these later.