By Janice Eck
(Victorville)– The Creative Arts Theater in Victorville will be holding auditions for “The most FANTASMAGORICAL stage musical in the history of everything!” Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the classic story of a professor who invents a flying car and flies it over a country where the government seeks to take it as their own will be taking the stage on April 10-12, 17-19, and 24-26. To find the best suited actors, the Theater will be holding auditions on Wednesday, February 4th at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 7th at 10:00 a.m. The theater is located at 15615 8th Street, Victorville, CA 92392.
To prepare for auditions, bring a 16-32 bar Pop or Broadway style song with sheet music in the right key, a theatrical resume and headshot, and a 50-70 word biography to be used in the Playbill. Resume, headshot, and biography can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a great opportunity for the High Desert to show their stuff! Whether you’re an actor, a thespian or a singer, the Creative Arts Theater is looking for the right people to bring together this amazing performance. Good luck!
Performance Dates: April 10-12, 17-19, and 24-26
Auditions: February 4 @6:30 p.m. and February 7 @ 10:00 a.m.
Location: 15615 8th Street, Victorville, CA 92392
See the following character breakdown:
BARON BOMBURST – Tyrannical ruler of Vulgaria and a lover of toys. A man-child, he is very immature, needy, and whiney. Male, 35-45 years old. Range: E4 – E5
BARONESS BOMBURST – Head of the Vulgarian Parliament and a hater of children. Tyrannical and dramatic. Female, 30-45 years old. Range: G3 – G5
BORIS – A member of the two-person Vulgarian gang that works for the Baron and Baroness. He is not very smart, but is the leader. Male, 35-45 years old. Range: C4 – G5
CARACTACUS POTTS – An eccentric, brilliant, English inventor and loving father and son. His inventions and children are his life. Male, 40-50 years old. Range: A3 – G5
ENSEMBLE KIDS; INVENTORS; SOLDIERS; TOWNSPEOPLE; ENGLISH CROWD
GORAN – One member of the two-person Vulgarian gang that works for the baron and Baroness. A dumb oaf. Male, 35-45 years old. Range: D4 – G5
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. Male, 65-75 years old. Range: C4 – E5
JEMIMA POTTS – Caractucus’s daughter. She is an adventurous girl with a vivid imaginations. A total child at heart who loves her family. Female, 10-13 years old. Range: C4 – E5
JEREMY POTTS – Caractucus’s son. An adventurous boy with a vivid imagination. A total child at heart who loves his family. Male, 10-13 years old. Range: C4 – E5
LORD SCRUMPTIOUS – Owner of the Scrumptious Sweet Factory. Extremely busy, important, and decisive. Male, 40-55 years old. Speaking Role
THE CHILDCATCHER – He makes sure that Vulgaria is child-free. Evil and manipulative. Hates children almost as much as the Baroness. Male, 45-60 years old.
THE TOYMAKER With all children outlawed in Vulgaria, this toy-making genius only works for the child-like Baron. Smart but frightened.
Male, 45-60 yrs old
Range: C4 – E5
TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS Daughter of the famous candy maker, Lord Scrumptious. Strong and independent, but gentle. Falls in love with Caractacus.
Female, 20-30 yrs old
Range: A3 – E5