Feel like spending a few days covered in fake soot or flying beneath an open umbrella? Then you’re in luck with a new offering from Chickasaw Civic Theatre.

Auditions for Disney’s “Mary Poppins” will be Sunday, Feb. 1 and Monday, Feb. 2, 6:30 p.m. in the Lola Phillips Playhouse at 801 Iroquois St. They are scheduled to last two hours.

Interested parties should be prepared to sing a short song. Bring a CD of recorded backing music or sheet music for the supplied accompanist.

English or Cockney accents are encouraged. Don’t feel intimidated as your Cockney efforts couldn’t be any worse than those made (in)famous by Dick Van Dyke in the silver screen version.

You might be asked to read for certain parts so don’t be alarmed. Callbacks, if needed, will be Thursday, Feb. 5.

Those interested in the dance company chorus, please audition Sunday, Feb. 1. Animated penguins please bring your own cartoon sardines, thank you.
A large cast of actors and dancers is needed, as well as two children, ages 8 to 14.

Rehearsals begin in early March. The show will run May 29 through June 14, which comprises three weekends. Please bring any list of possible conflict to the audition.

For more information, please email Steve Alsip, sgalsipmd@sol.com.