Dr. Cinnamon -Girl of Oz?
When I was eighth grade we did the Wizard of Oz. I auditioned and and was cast as “Gloria, girl of Oz”. Who is Gloria, you ask? EXACTLY. However, I did get a solo and a chance to sing “Merry Old Land of Oz”. When I was assigned my part I was very unhappy. But once I got into the role I realized that every part counts. The show wouldn’t have been the same without Gloria of Oz!
Ms. Kristen - The Tree
My first year in college our big musical was Into The Woods, and I was cast as….a tree. As you can imagine, I was both confused and disappointed. Shouldn’t the trees just be set pieces? What would I even do? As it turned out, the director had a fun idea for the five “tree people” to be on stage throughout the show creating the magical environment for the audience, reacting to the action, and serving as the chorus for every song. Plus, we got to paint ourselves entirely green every night, from head to toe! What I thought was a very small part ended up having more time on stage than some of the lead roles - and it was a lot of fun!
So bring your heart and soul to whichever role you have in Mary Poppins this fall - we can’t wait to see the magic you bring to the stage!