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CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Auditions Call For 6 Local Children
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2009

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, a production coming to PPAC March 19 - 22, held auditions on October 25, 2008 to find six local children to appear in the chorus of the show for its Providence run. The audition included learning a dance from the show - taught on-site - in addition to each child singing a song of their choice; more than 80 talented children turned out for the audition, which took place at PPAC. The show's producers have selected Andrew Purdy, of Franklin, MA; Eric Halvarson, of Cranston; Rebekah Philip, of Rehoboth, MA; Carolina King and Virginia King, of Clayville; and Fifer Horwitz of Tiverton as the regulars, and Daniel Perkins, of Bellingham, MA and Maddie Crump, of Norfolk, MA as the boy and girl alternates.

Auditions Held For CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG At Carr 3/26
by Gabrielle Sierra - Mar 16, 2009

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, the most fantasmagorical Broadway musical in the history of everything, is searching for six children in the Orlando area to make their stage debut with CHITTY at the Carr Performing Arts Centre when she arrives on April 14 for an eight performance engagement through April 19!

Goodspeed Musicals Announces Cast of 42ND STREET, Opens 4/17
by Gabrielle Sierra - Mar 11, 2009

Goodspeed Musicals, the only two time Tony Award winning theatre in the country, is proud to announce the cast of 42nd Street. From the team that brought you Singin' in the Rain, Goodspeed's dazzling Broadway song and dance extravaganza will run from April 17 - June 28 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. This production will be sponsored by Webster Bank.

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Flies Into The Benedum Center 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2009

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, the most fantasmagorical Broadway musical in the history of everything, flies into Pittsburgh's Benedum Center beginning Tuesday, March 10, 2009, for eight performances only! 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 features an original script and fresh adaptation directed by Ray Roderick.

Transport Group Presents World Premiere of BEING AUDREY 3/27 - 4/26
by Eddie Varley - Feb 27, 2009

Transport Group, the winner of a special 2007 Drama Desk Award and a 2007 Obie Award, will present the world premiere of Being Audrey, music and lyrics by Ellen Weiss; book by James Hindman; additional book and lyrics by Cheryl Stern; developed with Jack Cummings III and Adam R. Perlman; musical direction, arrangements, and orchestrations by Lanny Meyers; musical staging and choreography by Scott Rink; and directed by Jack Cummings III, beginning Friday, March 27, at 8:00pm at 220 East 4 Street, between Avenues A and B. The opening is set for Sunday, April 5, at 3pm.

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG To Hold Local Children's Audtion 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2009

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, one of the most fantasmagorical Broadway musical in the history of everything, is searching for six children in the Raleigh area to make their stage debut with Chittyat Memorial Auditorium when she arrives on March 31 for a 9-performance engagement through April 5!

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Lands At Bob Carr PAC 4/14
by Gabrielle Sierra - Feb 25, 2009

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the most fantasmagorical Broadway musical in the history of everything, flies into Orlando's Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre beginning April 14 for eight performances only! Tickets start at $37.00 and go on sale Friday, February 27 at 10:00a.m. at the SunTrust Broadway Across America - Orlando Box Office (301 E. Pine Street), Amway Arena Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations. Online purchases can be made at www.BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com. To charge-by-phone call 1-800-982-2787. Group orders for 20 or more may be placed by calling (407) 423-9999 x17 or (800) 950-4647.

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Flies Into The Benedum Center 3/10
by Gabrielle Sierra - Feb 19, 2009

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, the most fantasmagorical Broadway musical in the history of everything, flies into Pittsburgh's Benedum Center beginning Tuesday, March 10, 2009, for eight performances only! 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 features an original script and fresh adaptation directed by Ray Roderick.

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG To Hold Local Children's Audtion 2/26
by Reynard Loki - Feb 17, 2009

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, one of the most fantasmagorical Broadway musical in the history of everything, is searching for six children in the Raleigh area to make their stage debut with Chittyat Memorial Auditorium when she arrives on March 31 for a 9-performance engagement through April 5!

Goodspeed Musicals Announces Line-up For 46th Season
by Gabrielle Sierra - Feb 12, 2009

Goodspeed Musicals, the only two time Tony Award-winning theatre in the nation, is proud to announce its 46th season at the Goodspeed Opera House. The 2009 season will include three extraordinary musicals that are sure to delight theatre-goers: the dazzling Broadway song and dance extravaganza 42nd Street will run from April 17 - June 28; Lerner & Loewe's legendary Camelot will run from July 10 - September 19; and the zany adventure A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, will run from September 25 - November 29. Be among the first to purchase tickets for all three shows when the Box Office opens at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 22nd, Goodspeed Musicals' 2009 season is produced by Michael P. Price.

Chicago Cancels CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG 2/11-2/15 Dates
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2009

The Chicago engagement of the national tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has been canceled. The show was originally scheduled to play The Chicago Theatre Feb. 11-15. The tour's website announces that the engagement was canceled 'due to slower than expected local ticket sales.' Any tickets that were ordered through Ticketmaster (by phone or on-line) will be credited to the purchaser's credit card account. Tickets purchased through Ticketmaster outlets or through The Chicago Theatre's box office must be returned to the original point of purchase. The show stars STEVE WILSON, KELLY MCCORMICK, DICK DECAREAU, GEORGE DVORSKY, ELIZABETH WARD LAND, DIRK LUMBARD, SCOTT COTE, RICHARD G. RODGERS, OLIVER WADSWORTH , ALY BRIER, JEREMY LIPTON, CAMILLE MANCUSO, ZACHARY CARTER SAYLE, BIANCA BURGESS, MARK CHMIEL, PAIGE FAURE , GEOFFREY GOLDBERG, TREY GILLEN, TIMOTHY HUGHES, MATTHEW BRANDON HUTCHENS, KEVIN LEARY, KENT M. LEWIS, CHRIS KLINK , MOLLY MAHONEY, ALISON MARCHESE, ELLIE MOONEY, TIFFANY LEE OCVIRK, MICHELLE PETRUCCI, JOHN SAUNDERS, ERIC SHOREY, MOLLY TYNES

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Arrives at The Fox Theatre April 21 - 26, 2009
by Reynard Loki - Feb 10, 2009

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the most fantasmagorical Broadway musical in the history of everything, flies into Atlanta's Fox Theatre beginning April 21 through April 26 for eight performances only! The special debut engagement is presented by Fidelity Investments Broadway Across America ? Atlanta as part of its 2009 season. Based on the timeless novel by famed James Bond author and creator Ian Fleming, the production features music and lyrics by the legendary Sherman brothers, composers of Mary Poppins. The national tour features an original script and fresh adaptation directed by Ray Roderick.

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Flies Its Magic Car To Providence
by Gabrielle Sierra - Feb 4, 2009

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG comes to the Providence Performing Arts Center beginning March 19 for six performances only! Based on the novel by famed James Bond author and creator Ian Fleming, the production features music and lyrics by the Sherman Brothers, composers of MARY POPPINS. The National Tour also features an original script and a fresh adaptation, directed by Ray Roderick. The Providence engagement of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG also features six local children in the chorus. In October of 2008, over eighty children came to PPAC for the audition, which consisted of them learning choreography from the show, on-site, and singing an up-tempo song of their choice. The show's producers selected Andrew Purdy, of Franklin, MA; Eric Halvarson, of Cranston; Rebekah Philip, of Rehoboth, MA; Carolina King and Virginia King, of Clayville; and Fifer Horwitz of Tiverton as the regulars, and Daniel Perkins, of Bellingham, MA and Maddie Crump, of Norfolk, MA as the boy and girl alternates. The six regulars will appear in all six CHITTY performances at PPAC.

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Holds Childrens Auditions On 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2009

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, the most fantasmagorical Broadway musical in the history of everything, is searching for six children in the Houston area to make their stage debut with CHITTY at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts when she arrives on February 24th for a 15-performance engagement through March 7th! 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 Hobby Center (800 Bagby Houston, TX 77002) on February 1st at 10am. Auditioning children are to arrive no later than 9:30am accompanied by a parent or guardian to check in. Auditions will begin promptly at 10am. 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.

I LOVE A PIANO, Musical Revue Of Irving Berlin, Begins 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2009

I Love a Piano, an enchanting revue of the music and lyrics of Irving Berlin, spans over seven decades of American history and includes 64 of Berlin's most enduring and popular favorites. Under the direction and choreography of Ray Roderick (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang national tour), who co-created the show with Michael Berkeley, these show-stopping song and dance numbers performed by a cast of talented young actors bring fresh energy to Berlin's material. I Love a Piano runs January 29-February 15, 2009 at Arena at the Lincoln Theatre.

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Holds Childrens Auditions On 2/1
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jan 23, 2009

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, the most fantasmagorical Broadway musical in the history of everything, is searching for six children in the Houston area to make their stage debut with CHITTY at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts when she arrives on February 24th for a 15-performance engagement through March 7th! 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 Hobby Center (800 Bagby Houston, TX 77002) on February 1st at 10am. Auditioning children are to arrive no later than 9:30am accompanied by a parent or guardian to check in. Auditions will begin promptly at 10am. 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.

Chicago Cancels CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG 2/11-2/15 Dates
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jan 21, 2009

The Chicago engagement of the national tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has been canceled. The show was originally scheduled to play The Chicago Theatre Feb. 11-15. The tour's website announces that the engagement was canceled 'due to slower than expected local ticket sales.' Any tickets that were ordered through Ticketmaster (by phone or on-line) will be credited to the purchaser's credit card account. Tickets purchased through Ticketmaster outlets or through The Chicago Theatre's box office must be returned to the original point of purchase. The show stars STEVE WILSON, KELLY MCCORMICK, DICK DECAREAU, GEORGE DVORSKY, ELIZABETH WARD LAND, DIRK LUMBARD, SCOTT COTE, RICHARD G. RODGERS, OLIVER WADSWORTH , ALY BRIER, JEREMY LIPTON, CAMILLE MANCUSO, ZACHARY CARTER SAYLE, BIANCA BURGESS, MARK CHMIEL, PAIGE FAURE , GEOFFREY GOLDBERG, TREY GILLEN, TIMOTHY HUGHES, MATTHEW BRANDON HUTCHENS, KEVIN LEARY, KENT M. LEWIS, CHRIS KLINK , MOLLY MAHONEY, ALISON MARCHESE, ELLIE MOONEY, TIFFANY LEE OCVIRK, MICHELLE PETRUCCI, JOHN SAUNDERS, ERIC SHOREY, MOLLY TYNES

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Flies into Raleigh Beginning March 31
by Shane Hudson - Jan 20, 2009

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, the most fantasmagorical Broadway musical in the history of everything, flies into Raleigh?s Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts beginning March 31 for 8 performances only!

I LOVE A PIANO, Musical Revue Of Irving Berlin, Begins 1/29
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jan 7, 2009

I Love a Piano, an enchanting revue of the music and lyrics of Irving Berlin, spans over seven decades of American history and includes 64 of Berlin's most enduring and popular favorites. Under the direction and choreography of Ray Roderick (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang national tour), who co-created the show with Michael Berkeley, these show-stopping song and dance numbers performed by a cast of talented young actors bring fresh energy to Berlin's material. I Love a Piano runs January 29-February 15, 2009 at Arena at the Lincoln Theatre.

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Auditions Call For 6 Local Children
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jan 5, 2009

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, a production coming to PPAC March 19 - 22, held auditions on October 25, 2008 to find six local children to appear in the chorus of the show for its Providence run. The audition included learning a dance from the show - taught on-site - in addition to each child singing a song of their choice; more than 80 talented children turned out for the audition, which took place at PPAC. The show's producers have selected Andrew Purdy, of Franklin, MA; Eric Halvarson, of Cranston; Rebekah Philip, of Rehoboth, MA; Carolina King and Virginia King, of Clayville; and Fifer Horwitz of Tiverton as the regulars, and Daniel Perkins, of Bellingham, MA and Maddie Crump, of Norfolk, MA as the boy and girl alternates.

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