Playmakers' 2017-18 Season
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Auditions NOW!
Everyone’s favorite flying car comes to life in the musical adaptation of the beloved family film. Take a fantastic music 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), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one family friendly blockbuster that audiences will find “Truly Scrumptious.”
Director: Anysia Genre
Assistant Director: Madison Weathersby
Music Director: Justin Lapeyrouse
Choreography: Angela Martin
Show dates: June 15 – July 1
Fridays and Saturdays 8:00 AND Sundays 2:00
AUDITIONS will be Saturday 3/3 starting at 11:00 and Tuesday 3/6 starting at 6:30pm.
You MUST email the director to schedule your appointment!
email@example.com. Please include the following: Name, age, experience level or brief description of background.
Roles available for all ages!
All experience levels welcome!
FOR THE AUDITION:
Prepare one song in the style of the piece.
You MUST bring your own music prepared on a device and ready to play for your audition. Please do not have any prerecorded vocals on the track.
Be prepared for a cold reading.
Expect to do some physical movement to music.
Bring a headshot and resume if you have them available.
Wear comfortable clothing!
Rehearsal schedule: 2-3 days per week in March and April.
Mon- Thursday and Saturdays in May. Schedule will fill up as we get closer to show dates.
*You must have no schedule conflicts.
*You may not have to be at every rehearsal, depending on your role.
There are several roles for children, teens and adults. You must be able to play the age of the character.
Kids, Inventors, Soldiers, Townspeople, English Crowd, etc.
(Ensemble members will likely play multiple roles.)
An eccentric, brilliant, English inventor and loving father and son. His inventions and children are his life.
Age: 40s to 50s
Daughter of the famous candy maker, Lord Scrumptious. Strong and independent, but gentle. Falls in love with Caractacus.
Age: 20s to 30s
Caractucus's son. An adventurous boy with a vivid imagination. A total child at heart who loves his family.
Age: 10 to 13
Caractucus's daughter. She is an adventurous girl with a vivid imaginations. A total child at heart who loves her family.
Age: 10 to 13
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.
Age: 65 to 75
Tyrannical ruler of Vulgaria and a lover of toys. A man-child, he is very immature, needy, and whiney.
Age: 35 to 45
Head of the Vulgarian Parliament and a hater of children. Tyrannical and dramatic.
Age: 30 to 45
He makes sure that Vulgaria is child-free. Evil and manipulative. Hates children almost as much as the Baroness.
Age: 45 to 60
With all children outlawed in Vulgaria, this toy-making genius only works for the child-like Baron. Smart but frightened.
Age: 45 to 60
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.
Age: 35 to 45
One member of the two-person Vulgarian gang that works for the baron and Baroness. A dumb oaf.
Age: 35 to 45
Owner of the Scrumptious Sweet Factory. Extremely busy, important, and decisive.
Age: 40 to 55
Email the director to schedule your appointment!
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
June 15 - July 1, 2018
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), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find "Truly Scrumptious."
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.
Filled with amazing stage spectacle and unforgettable songs, including the Academy Award-nominated title song, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a high-flying, fun-filled adventure for the entire family. The large cast and opportunities for true stage magic make this a challenging, but highly rewarding, show for any organization looking to bring a large-scale production with great name recognition to their theatre
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