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Upcoming auditions

The Averitt Center is YOUR community arts center, and auditions are open to EVERYONE. No experience is required. Even if you have never been in a production before, don’t be shy about auditioning. During each season, we have roles of all sizes for adults, teens, and children.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

A collaboration production by The Averitt Center for the Arts, Statesboro High School,
and the GSU Opera Department.

Directed by

Statesboro High School Fine Arts Department Chair & Drama Teacher Eddie Frazier and

Director of Opera and Visiting Instructor of Voice at GSU Dr. Rachel Eve Holmes

About the Show:

Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming's children's book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find "Truly Scrumptious."

An eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children, Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the car has magical properties, including the ability to float and take flight. Trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself. The family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and batty Grandpa Potts to outwit the dastardly Baron and Baroness and their villainous henchman, the Child Catcher.

Filled with amazing stage spectacle and unforgettable songs, including the Academy Award-nominated title song, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a high-flying, fun-filled adventure for the entire family. 

Audition dates:

Saturday, May 18th from 10 am - 2 pm

Location: Statesboro High School, 10 Coach Lee Hill Boulevard

Time:  10 am - 2 pm 

Auditions will include:

  • A singing portion - Please prepare a song from a musical, preferably something comical

  • A reading portion - Actors will be asked to read for characters.

  • Please be prepared to provide all potential conflicts

  • Actors should be prepared to read from the script, readings will be given at auditions.

  • Please bring appropriate clothing/shoes for a dance/movement audition. 

Schedule of performances 

July 26-28, 2024

 

Roles:

Caractacus Potts

An eccentric, brilliant, English inventor and loving father and son. His inventions and children are his life.

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 50

Vocal range top: G5  |  Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Truly Scrumptious

Daughter of the famous candy maker, Lord Scrumptious. Strong and independent, but gentle. Falls in love with Caractacus.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: E5  |  Vocal range bottom: A3

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: 65 to 75

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: C4

Baron Bomburst

Tyrannical ruler of Vulgaria and a lover of toys. A man-child, he is very immature, needy, and whiney.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: E4

Baroness Bomburst

Head of the Vulgarian Parliament and a hater of children. Tyrannical and dramatic.

Gender: Female

Age: 30 to 45

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: G3

The Childcatcher

He makes sure that Vulgaria is child-free. Evil and manipulative. Hates children almost as much as the Baroness.

Gender: Male

Age: 45 to 60

The Toymaker

With all children outlawed in Vulgaria, this toy-making genius only works for the child-like Baron. Smart but frightened.

Gender: Male

Age: 45 to 60

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: C4

Jeremy Potts

Caractucus's son. An adventurous boy with a vivid imagination. A total child at heart who loves his family.

Gender: Male

Age: 10 to 13

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: C4

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: 10 to 13

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: C4

Boris

A member of the two-person Vulgarian gang that works for the Baron and Baroness. Though he is not very smart, he is the leader.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: C4

Goran

One member of the two-person Vulgarian gang that works for the baron and Baroness. A dumb oaf.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: D4

Lord Scrumptious

Owner of the Scrumptious Sweet Factory. Extremely busy, important, and decisive.

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 55

Ensemble

Kids; Inventors; Soldiers; Townspeople; English Crowd

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