For those of you who have previously filled out a form, you will need to re-submit due to changed audition dates and a new rehearsal schedule.
Thank you for your interest in the upcoming production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr. PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE FOUR PERFORMANCES. If you audition, you must be able to commit to this.
- Friday, August 14, 7PM
- Saturday, August 15, 2PM
- Saturday, August 15, 7PM
- Sunday, August 16, 2PM
If you audition, you must be able to commit to the rehearsal process. Rehearsals run Sunday – Thursday from 6PM to 9PM. Not all actors will be called to all rehearsals. Rehearsals start Monday, June 29, 2020. Tech week begins with loading into the theatre on Sunday, August 9. There will be occasional absences permitted but not during tech week. Please list all conflicts on your audition form.
Casting is open to all students who have completed any grade from Kindergarden through 12th grade at the time of auditions. Actors are welcome to audition on:
Friday, June 12, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 13, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
LOCATION: The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th Street. Enter through the theatre entrance accessible through the underground parking. The door will be marked “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Auditions”.
All auditioning students will perform a song and a reading during their audition.
Students in K-6 should select and prepare one of the Audition Songs below. Please do not bring a different song to your audition. If young students find the Audition Songs challenging, they can choose to sing either Twinkle Twinkle Little Star or Happy Birthday. You do not need to memorize your music.
Students in 7-12 are strongly encouraged to select one of the Audition Songs below. Older students who already have songs of 32 bars or less prepared from voice lessons or previous auditions may choose to perform those songs. If you are uncertain, or if this is your first audition, you will be most successful using one of the Audition Songs provided. You do not need to memorize your music.
Click the link below to access the audition songs. Please print and practice a song of your choice. You may select any song regardless of gender, style, or content. If you have trouble printing, copies of the Audition Songs are available in the lobby of the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.
Song link here: AUDITION SONGS
Older students should perform a memorized monologue of their choice of one minute or less. You may select any monologue, regardless of your gender or the role for which you would like to be considered. Students should choose a monologue that shows their ability to create an interesting character.
Younger students should perform a monologue of their choice of one minute or less. Memorizing will be considered favorably but is not required. You may select any monologue, regardless of your gender or the role for which you would like to be considered.
There are books of monologues available online and at most public libraries. There are also monologues that you can select available at the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang stand on the lobby counter in the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.
Please click on the following link to be directed to an audition form. Even if you have previously filled out a form, you will need to re-submit due to changed audition dates and rehearsal schedule. At the end of the form there will be an additional link that you will click on to be directed to schedule an audition time. AUDITION FORM
If cast, Young Footliters has an $85 participation fee for this production to help cover costs (such as costumes, sets, props, painting, royalty rights, performance and rehearsal facilities). We never turn away students who are unable to pay. Scholarships are available through the Revier Family Scholarship fund for families with financial need. If your child is cast and you require a scholarship, simply contact Evan Hilsabeck directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about the audition process, or any concerns about anything else to do with Young Footliters, do not hesitate to contact me!
Elizabeth Tracey – Programming Supervisor – email@example.com
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is the story of an eccentric inventor named Caractacus Potts who, with the help of his children Jeremy and Jemima, sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap. Soon, they discover the car has a mind and magic of its own. A good thing too! With their friend Truly Scrumptious they must set off to save Grandpa, who’s been captured by the evil Baron Bombast of Vulgaria. Along the way they meet new friends, undertake wild adventures, and learn to do the samba…
Jeremy Potts, Jemima Potts, Chitty, Caractacus Potts, Mr. Coggins, Junkman, Truly Scrumptious, Grandpa, Miss Phillips, Lord Scrumptious, Baron, Baroness, Boris, Goran, Morris Dancer, Fair Announcer, Violet, Sid, Turkey Farmer, Soldiers, Toymaker, Toby, Marta, Greta, Chef 1, Chef 2, Child Catcher and an ensemble of vibrant characters including Chefs, Workers, Townspeople, Dogs, Soldiers, Fairgoers, Seagulls, Vulgarians, and Hidden Children.