Chitty Chitty Bang Bang auditions set for May 6-7

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang auditions set for May 6-7

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Adapted for the Stage by Jeremy Sams
Licensed Script Adapted by Ray Roderick
Based on the MGM Motion Picture

Directed by Hank Fitzgerald
Music Direction by Amelia Fe Camacho
Choreography by Cory Douylliez-Willis

AUDITION DATES
May 6, 2018, from 1:00 pm and May 7, 2018, 6:30 pm

PERFORMANCE DATES
August 9-12 and August 16-19 2018

REHEARSALS START
May 14, 2018

ABOUT THE SHOW
Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming’s children’s book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins).

An eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children, Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the car has magical properties, including the ability to float and take flight. Trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself. The family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and batty Grandpa Potts to outwit the dastardly Baron and Baroness and their villainous henchman, the Child Catcher.

FROM THE DIRECTOR
This is one of my childhood favorites, I am so excited to bring Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and all of its spectacle to the Shenandoah Valley.

HOW DO I PREPARE
Dress comfortably as there will be a basic dance audition including a tap selection. Please prepare twenty-four bars from a musical of your choice. The will be accompaniment be sure to bring your sheet music.

CONFLICTS
We will work around conflicts except for Performance dates and tech week (August 5-8) You will be asked to provide your conflicts at the time of your audition so bring your calendars.

AVAILABLE ROLES

Caractacus Potts
An eccentric, brilliant, English inventor and loving father and son. His inventions and children are his life.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Truly Scrumptious
Daughter of the famous candy maker, Lord Scrumptious. Strong and independent, but gentle. Falls in love with Caractacus.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Grandpa Potts
Caractacus Potts’s father, who is a former war hero. He loves to tell old War stories. A sort of second father to Jeremy and Jemima.
Gender: male
Age: 50-80
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Baron Bomburst
Tyrannical ruler of Vulgaria and a lover of toys. A man-child, he is very immature, needy, and whiney.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: E4

Baroness Bomburst
Head of the Vulgarian Parliament and a hater of children. Tyrannical and dramatic.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 45
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: G3

The Childcatcher
He makes sure that Vulgaria is child-free. Evil and manipulative. Hates children almost as much as the Baroness.
Gender: male
Age: 25-45

The Toymaker
With all children outlawed in Vulgaria, this toy-making genius only works for the child-like Baron. Smart but frightened.
Gender: male
Age: 45 to 60
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Jeremy Potts
Caractucus’s son. An adventurous boy with a vivid imagination. A total child at heart who loves his family.
Gender: male
Age: 10 to 13
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Jemima Potts
Caractucus’s daughter. She is an adventurous girl with a vivid imagination. A total child at heart who loves her family.
Gender: Female
Age: 10 to 13
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Boris
A member of the two-person Vulgarian gang that works for the Baron and Baroness. Though he is not very smart, he is the leader.
Gender: male
Age: 25-45
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Goran
One member of the two-person Vulgarian gang that works for the baron and Baroness. A dumb oaf.
Gender: male
Age: 25-45
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: D4

Lord Scrumptious
Owner of the Scrumptious Sweet Factory. Extremely busy, important, and decisive.
Gender: male
Age: 55-65

Ensemble
10 Kids; Inventors; Soldiers; Townspeople; English Crowd

Questions? Email Production Manager Tracie Skipper tracie@waynetheatre.org

   

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