GRCT Audition List

Mary Poppins Auditions

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre is holding auditions for the musical MARY POPPINS on Friday, September 9th from 6-9pm and Saturday, September 10th from 11am-4pm.  Auditions are open to the public.  This production features a cast of 20+ adults and 2 children ages 8-12. Civic is looking for actors of all gender identities and ethnicities to fill these roles.


Rehearsals begin September 20th and the show runs November 18th-December 18th


Please see the Character Description document below for more specific information about available roles.



Show dates are November 18th-December 18th.

Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman

Book by Julian Fellowes

New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by Anthony Drewe and George Stiles

Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh

Based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film


One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film. The jack-of-all-trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”



Director: Allyson Paris

Stage Manager: Allison Baker

Music Director: Joshua Keller

Assistant Music Director: Kels Rezmer

Choreographer: Erin Kacos-Pott




For a more detailed description of the audition experience, including tips on how to prepare, please see the AUDITION GUIDE link below!



  • Friday, September 9th from 6-9pm & Saturday, September 10th from 11am-4pm
  • Auditions are organized into 3 different groups:
    • ACTORS AGES 8-12
    • ACTORS of ALL AGES (These slots are for families who may want to audition together, and/or actors who don't have a preference for auditioning with actors in their own age group.  Please note: we are very unlikely to cast actors in the 13-15 year old range for this production.)
  • Auditions will take place at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre: 30 N. Division Ave, Grand Rapids MI.  You will enter through the Main Lobby Doors on Library Street, across from the Ellis Lot.
  • Please arrive at LEAST 20 minutes prior to your audition time, and plan to be on-site for about 60 minutes.



  • ALL Auditions will consist of a singing element and dance element.  NO reading from the script will happen at the initial audition.
  • VOCAL AUDITION: ALL Auditionees should prepare 16-32 bars from a Broadway Musical or pop music prior to 2012, preferably in the style of the show (though please do not sing anything FROM the show).  Please bring sheet music that includes a piano part in a 3 ring binder.  An accompanist will be provided.
  • DANCE AUDITION: The dance combination will be available via video approximately two weeks prior to the audition.  Look for it on the Sign Up Genius page!  We will briefly go over the choreography at the audition, but it would be best to learn the combination to the best of your ability prior to the audition.
  • Perusal scripts can be checked out with a $10 deposit at the Civic Theatre Box office M-F 10am-5pm until Friday, September 2nd.  After that, you may read the perusal script AT the theatre but the scripts may not leave the building.




Wednesday, September 14th from 6:00-10:00pm


Callbacks are by invitation only based on the needs of the individual productions.  Those invited to callbacks will likely read scenes & sing songs from the show, and may learn additional choreography.




  • Current Covid Protocols do NOT require anyone to wear a mask at Civic, though people are more than welcome to do so!  Be aware: should Kent County move to the  CDC’s Medium or High designation, masking and vaccine protocols will be resumed.  PLEASE SEE THE AUDITION GUIDE FOR IMPORTANT, DETAILED COVID PROTOCOLS FOR AUDITIONS, REHEARSALS, AND PERFORMANCES. 
  • Parents may wait with their auditioning child in the waiting area, but will NOT be allowed in the audition room. 
  • Auditions can be very stressful, so we politely request that parents ONLY bring children who are going to be auditioning to the audition to keep the waiting area from becoming overcrowded or overly distracting. Thank you for your understanding.
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Time (EDT) Available Slots
09/09/2022 (Fri.) 6:00pm - 6:30pm  

Actors Ages 8-12 (12)

10 of 12 slots filled
Christina White
Rilynn White
Harper Tackett
Jamin High
Ivy Heleski
Jack Morgan
Hazel (mom- Kendra) Thompson
Hazel Thompson
Lisa Kelley
Kora Kelley
Isabelle Finos
Olivia DeMarco
Vanessa Kohlenberger
6:30pm - 7:00pm  

Actors Ages 8-12 (12)

10 of 12 slots filled
Beatrice Strutz
Hadley Smelker
Everleigh Murphy
Greer Caprathe-Buczek
Layla Vilchez
Layla Vilchez
Jordyn Duffy
Jaycie Duffy
Jordan Beimers
Logan Beimers
Naomi Oldenberg
Naomi Oldenberg
7:00pm - 7:30pm  

Actors All Ages (12)

10 of 12 slots filled
Emily Diener
Hanna Hirkich
Lisa Meyer
Jewell Stahr
Trevor Straub
Jason Morrison
Shannon Heldt
Michelle Seguin
Jake Bieniewicz
Kayla Felty
7:30pm - 8:00pm  

Actors All Ages (12)

10 of 12 slots filled
Kailey DePriest
(Makayla Depriest)
Elizabth Barry
Anna Paarlberg
Eleanor Paarlberg
Nicki Paarlberg
Ava Jacobsen
Kristi Van Dyk
Benjamin Van Dyk
Grace Caprathe (2)
Miro Alan Alagoz
8:00pm - 8:30pm  

Actors ages 16+ (12)

10 of 12 slots filled
Hayley Folstein
Gwen Saulino
Phoebe Dawson
Kyria Elise Grinnell
Sarah Collier
Hannah St. Andre
Caitlyn Bulthuis
Rylie Tate
Chris Washburn
Carolyn Janney
8:30pm - 9:00pm  

Actors ages 16+ (12)

10 of 12 slots filled
Owen Smith
Claire Schweizer
Would love to have a part in this I love the music from this production and enjoy working with children
Jeannie Wiarda
Darla Carrier
Alyssa Sherman
Jayden Randall
Hannah Jarvis
Rebekah Hill
Teresa Cameon
Jessica Hewitt
9:00pm - 9:30pm  

Actors ages 16+ (12)

10 of 12 slots filled
Mary Cory
Thank you so much for the opportunity!
Michelle Momber
Jon Calkins
Danny Ellison
Christina Gonzalez
Whitney Wyatt
Ashley Pickett
Jonah Stephens
Amaya Morren
Sammie Bierma
09/10/2022 (Sat.) 10:30am - 11:00am  

Actors All Ages (12)

10 of 12 slots filled
Ella Jarvis
Ella- age 11
Ashley Pickett
Ava Steindler
Age 12 Female auditioning for Jane
Alana Potter
Bryce Seidelman
Erica Allen
Alexa Slater
Age 11
Zoe Wise
Cynthia Sheppard
Mary Kate Murnen
11:00am - 11:30am  

Actors Ages 8-12 (12)

9 of 12 slots filled
Nichole Ayers
Myah Ayers
Cameron Kok
Samuel Kok
Marissa Watkoski
Timothy Barnes
Marian Wenzel
Emma Krajewski
Nora Krajewski
Ruby Thompson
11:30am - 12:00pm  

Actors Ages 16+ (12)

10 of 12 slots filled
Jodie Root
Mark Stoll
Peter Aupperlee
Laura Peters
Rebekah Karel
Jade Carroll
Martha Lumbard
Thank you for this opportunity!
Dean Calkins
Jake Doctor
Shannon Driy
12:00pm - 12:30pm  

Actors Ages 8-12 (12)

10 of 12 slots filled
Greer Caprathe
Addison Groom
colette hages
Ryan Bush
Ariella Siembor
Margarita Maksotskaya
Libby Steenbergen
Zariah Williams
Stella Cortes
Melissa VanDyke
Ellie VanDyke
1:30pm - 2:00pm  

Actors All Ages (12)

10 of 12 slots filled
Makenzie Allen
Audrey DeBoer
Amanda Fischer
Micah Hamstra
Isabelle Seiler
Heidi Fahrenkopf
Sarah Fahrenkopf
Suzanne STADLER (2)
Cassie Reece
Cassandra Reece
2:00pm - 2:30pm  

Actors All Ages (12)

10 of 12 slots filled
Christy Pearce (2)
Nancy Dodge
Mrs Brill or Mrs Cory (if range allows)
Addie Huston
Kollin Gonser
Salma Lefrid
Leanne Challa
Jay Fischer
Olivia Randall
Blossom Benedict
2:30pm - 3:00pm  

Actors ages 16+ (12)

10 of 12 slots filled
Rebekah Franklin
Michaela Christie
Anne Slezak
Meagan Draper
Holly Volkerding
Morgan Kotrch
Bob Rushing
Amy Miller
Jayce Dykstra
Lexi Grassmid
I’m actually 15 but Al the other slots were filled.
3:00pm - 3:30pm  

Actors ages 16+ (12)

10 of 12 slots filled
Jason Vandy Bogurt
Vivian Verhulst
TJ Clark
Heidi Hertel
Donita Coughlin
Frankie Boxer
Shelley Tober Taylor
Olivia Brown
Samantha Gorney
Rebecca Wilkin
3:30pm - 4:00pm  

Actors ages 16+ (12)

10 of 12 slots filled
Hannah Reier
Glyde King
see you then!
Arianna Morgan
Super excited!
Noah Snyder
Erica Zamloot
Jack Boorsma
Anne Busen
Chelsea Giannetti
Susan Krupp
One slot open…..meant to be!
Shannon Driy
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