CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG To Hold Local Children's Audtion 2/26

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!

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 "Trul Scrumptious," "Toot Sweets," "Hushabye Mountain" and the Oscar*-nominated title song, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang."

Auditions will be held at Fletcher Auditorium on Thursday, February 26 at 4 p.m..  Auditioning children are to arrive no later than 3 p.m. accompanied by a parent or guardian to sign-up for the audition.  Auditions will begin promptly at 4 p.m.  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 at any time 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. 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.  The children will not receive any compensation, however this is a wonderful opportunity for children from Raleigh to perform onstage with professional actors without having to ever leave town.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will play Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts March 30 -April 5

Tickets for Chitty range is price from $16 - $65 and are on sale now at the Progress Energy Center for Performing Arts box office, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.  Group discounts for 20 or more are available by calling : 919.857.4565.

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