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Children’s Auditions for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Anne Evans Anne Evans
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CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, the most fantasmagorical Broadway musical in the history of everything, is searching for six children in the Columbus area to make their stage debut with CHITTY at the Ohio Theatre when she arrives on March 24th for an 8-performance engagement through March 29th!

Based on the timeless novel by famed James Bond author and creator, Ian Fleming, the production features the music and lyrics by the legendary Sherman brothers, composers of Mary Poppins. The national tour also features an original script and fresh adaptation directed by Ray Roderick.  CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG boasts a beloved score, including memorable classics such as “Truly Scrumptious,” “Toot Sweets,” “Hushabye Mountain” and the Oscar-nominated title song, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” Auditions will be held at the Ohio Theatre in Rehearsal Room One of the Galbreath Pavilion on February 19th at 5pm.  Registration will begin at 4pm. Auditioning children are to arrive no later than 4:45pm, accompanied by a parent or guardian to check in.  Auditions will begin promptly at 5pm.  Each child will be asked to sing a cappella 16 bars from one up-tempo song of choice.  Children should be prepared to learn and execute simple choreography as part of the audition process. No decisions will be announced during the auditions.

Six children will be selected for the ensemble, and they will appear as orphans in Act 2 of every performance.  Two alternates will also be chosen.  Approximate ages should be between 8 and 12 years old – and have the appearance of children, NOT young adults.  Some rehearsals will be required, and information on scheduling for rehearsals and performances will be given out once the six children have been chosen. Professional experience and headshots are not required.

The local children cast in the production and their parents or guardians will be provided rehearsal and performance information at a later date. The children will not receive any compensation, however this is a wonderful opportunity for children from Columbus to perform onstage with professional actors in their hometown.

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