Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Auditions

Set for Early February, keep an eye out for updates!

Casting

Cast Size: Large (21 or more performers)Cast Type: Ensemble CastDance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Jeremy Potts. Jeremy and Jemima Potts are energetic children who are always up for an adventure. They are friends and do everything together, and their greatest wish is to save Chitty Chitty Bang Bang from the junkyard. Cast two performers who work well together and are good actors and singers. It’s helpful if these performers read as younger than Potts, Truly, and Grandpa onstage.Gender: MaleVocal range top: Eb5Vocal range bottom: C4

Jemima Potts. Jeremy and Jemima Potts are energetic children who are always up for an adventure. They are friends and do everything together, and their greatest wish is to save Chitty Chitty Bang Bang from the junkyard. Cast two performers who work well together and are good actors and singers. It’s helpful if these performers read as younger than Potts, Truly, and Grandpa onstage.Gender: FemaleVocal range top: Eb5Vocal range bottom: C4

Chitty is the famous race car that beats the Vulgarians multiple times in the Grand Prix. 6 actors create this magical car. While the car should have a distinct personality and a mind of its own, make sure the performers cast to operate the car work as an excellent team. They should be singers who are very comfortable onstage.Gender: Any

Caractacus Potts is Jeremy and Jemima’s father. He is an eccentric inventor who cares deeply about his children. Cast an experienced performer with a great voice who is very comfortable onstage. The role was played by Dick Van Dyke in the film version, and he’s a great example: a charming, charismatic leading man with great comic timing. *Referred to as POTTS in the script. Gender: MaleVocal range top: Eb4Vocal range bottom: C3

Mr. Coggins owns Coggins Garage and ultimately sells Chitty to Potts and the children. Cast a good actor who can portray Mr. Coggins’s humor and kindness. This role is non-singing.Gender: Male

The Junkman is mean and a bit scary. Cast a good actor who can lean into this character’s threatening persona. This role is non-singing.Gender: MaleTruly Scrumptious

Truly Scrumptious is the smart, confident, adventurous daughter of Lord Scrumptious who quickly earns the Potts family’s trust. Cast a fantastic singer, actor, and dancer who pairs well with the Potts family and can command the stage.Gender: FemaleVocal range top: D5Vocal range bottom: C4Grandpa

Grandpa loves Jeremy, Jemima, and Potts with all his heart. Though his experience in the military drives many of his interactions, underneath all his bluster, the most important thing to Grandpa is his family. Cast a great actor and a good singer who is unafraid to make bold choices onstage.Gender: MaleVocal range top: C4Vocal range bottom: C3Miss Phillips

Miss Phillips is the no-nonsense assistant to Lord Scrumptious. This is a great feature for someone who can create a strong character but might not be quite ready for a larger role. Miss Phillips does not have a singing solo, so cast a good actor with good stage presence.Gender: FemaleLord Scrumptious

Lord Scrumptious is the all-powerful owner of the candy factory. Cast a strong, confident performer who is comfortable commanding the stage and pairs well with Truly. This role is non- singing.Gender: MaleBaron

The Baron and Baroness are larger- than-life villains. Cast excellent performers who can act, sing, dance, and who aren’t afraid to chew the scenery a bit. The Baron and Baroness should pair together well and embody both the comically inept villain and the real threat to the Potts family.Gender: MaleVocal range top: C#4Vocal range bottom: D3

The Baron and Baroness are larger- than-life villains. Cast excellent performers who can act, sing, dance, and who aren’t afraid to chew the scenery a bit. The Baron and Baroness should pair together well and embody both the comically inept villain and the real threat to the Potts family.Gender: FemaleVocal range top: D5Vocal range bottom: C4

Boris. Boris and Goran are the worst spies ever. These comical roles play off each another throughout the entire show and have some of the funniest dialogue, so cast two hilarious performers who can really land a joke. Boris and Goran do not sing but should be good movers since they have some physical comedy.Gender: Male

Goran. Boris and Goran are the worst spies ever. These comical roles play off each another throughout the entire show and have some of the funniest dialogue, so cast two hilarious performers who can really land a joke. Boris and Goran do not sing but should be good movers since they have some physical comedy.Gender: Male

The Morris Dancers perform during “Me Ol’ Bamboo.” Cast good singers and great dancers who can carry the number.Gender: AnyFair Announcer

The Fair Announcer kicks off the Fun Fair by introducing the Morris Dancers. This is a great role for a newer performer who might not be ready to take on a large role. Make sure this actor has a big voice!Gender: Any

Violet and Sid are great featured roles, and they are involved in a bit of stage magic during “Me Ol’ Bamboo.” Cast good actors and responsible performers who can perform the staging the same way for each performance.Gender: Female

Sid. Violet and Sid are great featured roles, and they are involved in a bit of stage magic during “Me Ol’ Bamboo.” Cast good actors and responsible performers who can perform the staging the same way for each performance.Gender: MaleTurkey Farmer

The Turkey Farmer has a brief scene after “Me Ol’ Bamboo.” This is a good place for an actor who can make a big impression in a short amount of time. This role is non-singing.Gender: AnySoldiers

Soldier 1 and Soldier 2 are the Baron and Baroness’s lackeys. These are great non- singing, featured roles for newer performers.Gender: Any

The Child Catcher is a villain with none of the Baron and Baroness’s humor. Cast a performer who isn’t afraid to be terrifying! The Child Catcher doesn’t sing but should be a great actor.Gender: Any

The Toymaker has been secretly working to save children right under the Baron and Baroness’s noses. The Toymaker is compassionate, clever, and never gives up trying to help people. Cast a great actor and a good singer to portray the Toymaker’s kindness. The Toymaker should be a total contrast to the Child Catcher.Gender: MaleVocal range top: A3Vocal range bottom: C#3

Toby, Marta, and Greta are Hidden Children who help Potts plan Jeremy and Jemima’s rescue. They should be fine actors and good singers who shine onstage.Gender: MaleVocal range top: A3Vocal range bottom: C3

Toby, Marta, and Greta are Hidden Children who help Potts plan Jeremy and Jemima’s rescue. They should be fine actors and good singers who shine onstage.Gender: FemaleVocal range top: Bb4Vocal range bottom: C4

Toby, Marta, and Greta are Hidden Children who help Potts plan Jeremy and Jemima’s rescue. They should be fine actors and good singers who shine onstage.Gender: FemaleVocal range top: A4Vocal range bottom: D4

Chef 1 & 2. An ensemble role featured in “Toot Sweets”.Gender: AnyVocal range top: Ab4Vocal range bottom: G4

The ensemble for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang JR. is made up of a myriad of vibrant characters including Chef 1, Chef 2, Chef 3, additional Chefs, Workers, Townspeople, Dogs, Soldiers, Star Chorus, Fairgoers, Seagulls, Vulgarians, and Hidden Children. All of these characters help fill out the world of the show, so the bolder your actors’ choices the better.Gender: AnyChild Catcher

Song List

  • Opening
  • You Two
  • Them Three
  • To The Sweet Factory
  • Toot Sweets
  • Chu-Chi Face
  • Hushabye Mountain
  • Me Ol’ Bamboo
  • Me Ol’ Bamboo (Playoff)
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Truly Scrumptious
  • Chitty To The Rescue
  • Vulgarian Town Square
  • Vulgarian Town Square (Reprise)
  • Teamwork
  • The Bombie Samba
  • Doll On A Music Box
  • Finale

Click here to have a listen to the music – please be careful to listen to music that matches the musical when researching online… https://www.mtishows.com/chitty-chitty-bang-bang-jr