Family Musical directed by Brian Farnham
Auditions: Sun. & Mon. Oct. 28 & 29, 7 pm
youth role auditions: Sat., Oct. 27, 2-5 pm for youth roles (18 under).
We encourage youth to audition Saturday but they won’t be turned away from Sunday/Monday auditions.
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.