Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Performance dates: opening November 10 and running 3 weekends through November 26.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:
Rehearsals start August 13 @ Puhi Theatrical Warehouse

Due to “Lucky Stiff” performances the 1st week of rehearsal will be:
Sunday, August 13 –  12 to 4pm – entire cast: read through of script
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (Aug. 14 – 16) – 5:30pm to 8:30pm (not everyone will be needed for all of these days. Schedule TBA.)

Starting Aug. 23 regular rehearsal schedule is:
Sundays – 12:30 to 4:30pm
Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays – 5/5:30pm to 8/8:30pm

Most cast members will not be needed for every rehearsal until we get into running the show. Children’s ensemble will rarely be needed more than twice a week (if that). Also children will be scheduled to end earlier on their rehearsal days wherever possible.

 

Congratulations to our Cast!

HCT’S 2017 ‘CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG’ CAST LIST (by Name)
Kala’e Abrams – Inventor/Kid’s Chorus
Meryl Abrams – Turkey Farmer/Adult Ensemble
Sydney Agudong – Dancer/Adult Ensemble
Victoria Aiu – Goran (Spy)
Isabella Bivens – Jemima Potts (Double Cast)
Noah Cabello – The Toymaker/Lord Scrumptious/Sydney/Adult Ensemble
Lana Coffman – Adult Ensemble
Felix Cosmann – Coggins/Soldier/Adult Ensemble
Dylan Crowe – Inventor/Kid’s Chorus
Gabbie Davidson – Dancer/Adult Ensemble
Fia Gaines – Susan/Kid’s Chorus
Jarhett Gaines – Caractacus Potts
Cassius Garcia – Kid’s Chorus
Finley Garcia – Inventor/Kid’s Chorus
Taj Gutierrez – Baron Bomburst/Chef/Dancer
Lolli Hagen – Adult Ensemble
Katie Hoesel – Dancer/Adult Ensemble
Makaya Kaduce – Adult Ensemble
Blade Kanekuni – Dancer/Adult Ensemble
Jake Lester – Inventor/Dancer/Adult Ensemble
Ella Marcil – Truly (Double Cast)/Adult Ensemble
Kaile McKeown – Dancer/Adult Ensemble
Margaret McLeod – Dancer/Adult Ensemble
Rayna McMullen – Kid’s Chorus
Charles O’Neill – Inventor/Dancer/Adult Ensemble
Veda Parker – Boris (Spy)Benjamin Petterson – Inventor Understudy/Kid’s Chorus
Emma Pinkston – Dancer/Adult Ensemble
Caitlyn Plowman – Greta/Kid’s Chorus
Caleb Plowman – Inventor/Kid’s Chorus
Tara Randol – Violet/Adult Ensemble
Kolea Rautmann – Toby/Adult Ensemble
Sabryn Rudinoff – Dancer/Adult Ensemble
Daphne Sanchez – Baroness/Dancer/Adult Ensemble
Kenna Shafter – Truly (Double Cast)/Adult Ensemble
Kharma Stambaugh – Dancer/Adult Ensemble
Manu Trujillo – The Childcatcher/Miss Phillips/Adult Ensemble
Gianna Valenti – Marta/Kid’s Chorus
Jim Warrack – Grandpa Potts
Travis Williamson – Jeremy Potts
Abby Winters – Jemima Potts (Double Cast)

Character Breakdown

PLEASE NOTE! – Ages listed are the ideal age range for the role. Some roles may be cast younger or older depending on who shows up to audition.

Please have at least one of the songs listed for the role you are auditioning for prepared for your audition. It is a good idea to be at least familiar with all the songs for your role in case you are asked to sing more than one.

LEAD ROLES:

Caractacus Potts – An eccentric, brilliant, English inventor and loving father and son. His inventions and children are his life.
Gender: male. ADULT Age 30 to 45
Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: A3.
Dance required.
Audition songs: “Teamwork” “You Two”, “Hushabye Mountain”

You Two:

Teamwork:

Hushabye Mountain:

 

Truly Scrumptious – Daughter of the famous candy maker, Lord Scrumptious. Strong and independent, but gentle. Falls in love with Caractacus.
Gender: female. ADULT Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: A3
Dance required (robotic doll moves) (Doll on a Music Box)
Audition songs: “Truly Scrumptious”, “Doll on a Music Box”, “Lovely, Lonely Man”

Truly Scrumptious:

Doll on a Music Box:

Lovely, Lonely Man:

 

Jeremy Potts – Caractucus’s son. An adventurous boy with a vivid imagination. A total child at heart who loves his family.
Gender: male. Age: 8 to 11
Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: C4 (must be able to harmonize)
Some dancing.
Audition Songs: “Truly Scrumptious”, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”

“Truly Scrumptious”

“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”

 

Jemima Potts – Caractucus’s daughter. She is an adventurous girl with a vivid imaginations. A total child at heart who loves her family.
Gender: female. Age: 8 to 11
Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: C4 (must be able to harmonize)
Some dancing.
Audition Songs: “Truly Scrumptious”, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”

“Truly Scrumptious”

“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”

Grandpa Potts – Caractacus Potts’s father, who is a former war hero. He loves to tell old War stories. A sort of second father to Jeremy and Jemima.
Gender: male. Age: 60 to 75
Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: C4
Audition Song: Posh

“Posh”

 

Baron Bomburst – Tyrannical ruler of Vulgaria and a lover of toys. A man-child, he is very immature, needy, and whiney. Comedy role.
Gender: male. Age: 30 to 45 (may cast a young person who can play older for this role)
Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: E4.
Dancing a plus though not required.
Audition Song: “Chu-Chi Face”

“Chu-Chi Face”

 

Baroness Bomburst – Head of the Vulgarian Parliament and a hater of children. Tyrannical and dramatic, dry in her delivery of her lines. This is a very comedic role.
Gender: female. Ideal Age: 25 to 40 (may cast a young person who can play older for this role)
Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: G3
Dance required.
Audition Songs: ”Chu-Chi Face”, “Bombie Samba”

Chu-Chi Face:

Bombie Samba:

 

Boris – One member of the two-person Vulgarian spy gang that works for the Baron and Baroness. Though he is not very smart, he is the leader. Comedy role – accents “Vulgarian” & British
Gender: male. Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: C4
Audition Song: There is no recording of the spies song “Act British”, so, please learn the last part of “Teamwork”

Goran – One member of the two-person Vulgarian Spy gang that works for the Baron and Baroness. He is the dumber of the two. Comedy role – accents “Vulgarian” & British
Gender: male. Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: D4
Audition Song: There is no recording of the spies song “Act British”, so, please learn the last part of “Teamwork”

Teamwork:

The Toymaker – With all children outlawed in Vulgaria, this toy-making genius only works for the child-like Baron. Smart and kindly, but frightened.
Gender: male. Age: 45 to 65
Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: C4
Audition Song: “Teamwork”

Teamwork:

ACTING ROLES – NO SINGING REQUIRED:

The Childcatcher – He makes sure that Vulgaria is child-free. Evil and manipulative. Hates children almost as much as the Baroness. Acting role only.
Gender: male. Age: 40 to 60 (may be cast in another role as well)

Lord Scrumptious – Owner of the Scrumptious Sweet Factory. Extremely busy, important, and decisive.
Gender: male. Age: 40 to 55 (may be cast in another role as well)

EDISON (the family dog) – either a real dog or a child in costume.

 

ENSEMBLE – singing required for all. Only dancing ensemble and Inventors are required to dance.
Audition songs:
Children – “Teamwork”
All ensemble – “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”

Teamwork:

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang:

Ensemble includes:
DANCERS – 3 big dance numbers (no tap required)
CHILDREN CHORUS – ages 8 through 14
Vulgarian Soldiers
Vulgarian Townspeople / English Crowd

ENSEMBLE ROLES:

MISS PHILLIPS – Lord Scrumptious’ secretary at the candy factory.

CHEF – at the candy factory.

COGGINS – owns the shop where broken down Chitty is first seen.

JUNKMAN – wants to buy broken down Chitty for scrap metal from Coggins.

SYDNEY – gets his hair cut at the fair in Potts’ machine.

VIOLET – Sydney’s wife at fair

TURKEY FARMER – wants to buy Potts’ machine at the fair.

6 INVENTORS (to be played by children)– sing/dance “The Roses of Success” with Grandpa.