CHITTY AUDITIONS ADDS KIDS AUDITION SLOT
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Family Musical directed by Brian Farnham
Auditions: Sun. & Mon. Oct. 28 & 29, 7 pm
Specific youth role audition date. Saturday October 27th, 2-5pm for youth roles (18 under).
We are encouraging youth to audition on the Saturday but obviously they won't be turned away if they show up with the adults on Sunday or Monday.
Show Dates: Jan. 24-27 & Jan. 31- Feb. 3, 2019
Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming’s children’s book, this musical comedy follows the Potts family and their fantasmagorical flying car on a journey of self-discovery and intrigue.
Caractacus Potts: male, 30s to 40s.Brilliant but eccentric inventor, loving father, good-guy hero type. Strong acting, singing (baritone), and dancing.
Truly Scrumptious: female, 20s to 30s. Lovely, strong-willed heiress to the Scrumptious candy fortune. Ahead of her time – feisty, but loving. Strong acting/singing (soprano), some dancing.
Grandpa Potts: male, 50s to 60s. Caractacus’ father – eccentric, not quite as brilliant - lovable Brit. Character acting, singing (baritone), some dancing.
Jeremy Potts: male, 8-15. Caractacus’ son. Genuine and sincere, loves and believes in his father above all. Strong acting and singing (baritone or tenor).
Jemima Potts: female, 9-16. Caractacus’ daughter. Cares deeply about looking after her brother and father. Strong acting/singing (alto/soprano).
Baron Bomburst: male, any age 18+. The nefarious ruler of Vulgaria. A truly petulant little man, he both hates and loves his domineering wife. Strong character acting, some singing (baritone) and dancing.
Baroness Bomburst: female, any age 18+. The power behind the throne of Vulgaria. Dotes on her childish husband, ironically, as she hates children above all. Strong character acting, singing (alto), and dancing.
Boris and Goran: male or female, any age 18+. Two bumbling Vulgarian spies tasked with obtaining Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for the Bomburst dynasty. The comic relief of the show. Strong character acting, some singing (baritone/alto), and some dancing.
The Childcatcher: male or female, any age 18+. The evil, creepy, and fiendish right hand of the Baroness Bomburst. Enforcer of Vulgaria’s no-child policies. Strong character acting - likely double-cast in the ensemble.
The Toymaker: male or female, 18+. The put-upon royal toymaker helps foment the rebellion against the Bomburst regime. Acting, singing (alto/baritone), and some dancing – likely double-cast in the ensemble.
Adult/Kids ensemble: 8-10 adults and 5 kids (8-17 years) to play multiple characters - will be very active, and need strong skills in acting singing and dancing
Be prepared to learn a dance combination and to perform a short reading from the script. Please bring a complete list of all conflicts from November 2018 through February 3, 2019 including weekends and holidays. Prepare an audition piece, 16-32 measures. Bring the sheet music. NO a capella singing allowed.
Perusal scripts for all shows are available at the Riverwalk office, Tuesday - Friday, 10 am - 5:30 pm. Call 517-482-5700 to check availability: rwt@RiverwalkTheatre.com
audition forms are available at http://www.riverwalktheatre.com/auditions.html