State Street Theater Co. holding auditions for summer musical ‘Mary Poppins’

NEW ULM — State Street Theater Company (SSTC) in New Ulm will be holding open auditions for its summer musical, “Mary Poppins.” Auditions will be held at State Street Theater on Thursday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m.. and Saturday, May 12 at 12:30 p.m.

This classic musical will be directed by Anita Shikoski. Shikoski has directed numerous plays and musicals at New Ulm Area Catholic Schools, including “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Tom Sawyer” and “High School Musical.”

There are a total of 43 available roles in “Mary Poppins,” including 28 named characters and 15 ensemble roles. Adults of all ages and students who have completed 4th grade are encouraged to audition. All materials will be provided at auditions, so nothing needs to be prepared in advance. Auditions will include singing and dancing portions as well as a cold read of pages from the script.

For those cast in the production, rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, May 29. Regular rehearsals will be held from 6:30-9:00 p.m.. Mondays through Thursdays, as well as two Saturday rehearsals closer to the production. Not all cast members will need to be present for all rehearsals. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be available to view at auditions.

Performances of “Mary Poppins” will be held July 26-29.

For more information or if you are unable to make the scheduled audition times, contact producer Christina Miller Koester at Christina.sigma3@gmail.com