AUDITIONS

Season 2nd - 16th July 2022

Clarence Street Theatre

Director David Sidwell
Music Director Nick Braae
Choreographer Sonja McGirr-Garrett

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.

Audition Dates and Times:

Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th November 2021
Time - 9.00 - 5.00pm
Venue - Hillcrest High School Auditorium

Will include an En Masse Dance Audition (split into several groups due to alert levels) and Individual singing audition times.

Please sing one song of your own choice that best displays your vocal capabilities and qualities (character/range/style).

Those auditioning for the children's group will be sent a short piece to learn. You do not need to prepare your own choice.

If you are auditioning for a specific role then you should also be familiar with one of the songs sung by the character for which you are auditioning.

Please be prepared with your sheet music for piano accompaniment or backing track. Bring your audition form with you on the day. There is no need to email this through early.

Rehearsal Dates (TBC – this is a rough guide only):

Music Rehearsals commence - April 2022

Choreography Rehearsals commence - April/May 2022

Blocking rehearsals commence - mid-May 2022

Production Week - 25th June - 1st July 2022

*All members of the cast are expected to be fully available for the rehearsal period and performance season
**Performance season may include a week-day performance during school holidays (week of 11th July 2021)

The COVID-19 Protection Framework will be in place when we commence rehearsals in 2022. Hamilton Operatic Society will be requiring vaccination certificates for everyone involved in the production.

NOTE: En masse dance audition: For all those who wish to audition for the show (including lead roles). You will be required to attend this as well as booking an individual audition time.

You must be the age stated on the character breakdown by opening night - 2nd July 2022.

Due to the uncertainty of level changes at the moment we ask that you register your interest with us to help plan the format the weekend will take.

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