Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr
Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the record-breaking West End production and the beloved film and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr. is one blockbuster that audiences will find "Truly Scrumptious."
Welcome to Auditions!
Auditions are open to all students currently enrolled in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Students of all experience levels are encouraged to audition. The information below contains all the details about auditioning for our show. Please be sure to read it carefully! Whether you're brand new to Young Footliters, or a seasoned pro, we can't wait to see you at auditions!
If you have any questions about the audition process, or about volunteering with Young Footliters, please contact Elizabeth Tracey, CCPA Artistic Producer.
About the Show:
For information about Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, including casting roles, a full synopsis and a chance to sample the music, click on the link below.
Thank you for your interest in the upcoming production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr. Please note this is a live production that will be produced on the Coralville Performing Arts Stage. Actors will not be required, but are welcome to wear masks during rehearsals. Performances of this show will be unmasked. Following City of Coralville guidelines, audience members will not be required to wear masks. If you audition, you must be able to commit to this.
- Friday, July 22, 7:00 PM
- Saturday, July 23, 7:00 PM
- Sunday, July 24, 2:00 PM
If you audition, you must be able to commit to the rehearsal process. Rehearsals run Sunday – Thursday from 6PM to 9PM. Not all actors will be called to all rehearsals. Rehearsals start Monday, June 6, 2022. Tech week begins with loading into the theatre on Saturday, July 16. There will be occasional absences permitted but not during tech week. Please list all conflicts on your audition form.
Please note that rehearsals for this production overlap with rehearsals for City Circle's production of Spamalot and Young Footliters' rehearsals of Wings. The directors for Chitty will consider auditions from students who are also in Spamalot, depending on their availability. Due to a longer rehearsal overlap, students will not be able to perform in both Chitty Chitty Bang Bang JR and in Wings.
Casting is open to all students who have completed grades K through 12 at the time of auditions. Actors are welcome to audition on:
Friday, May 20, from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 21 from 10:00 AM –1:00 PM
The Coralville Library, 1401 5th Street. Enter through the basement entrance accessible through the underground parking. The door will be marked “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Auditions”.
All auditioning students will perform a song and a monologue (if they want solo lines) during their audition.
Preparing for Auditions:
- Music Audition:
All students should select and prepare one of the Audition Songs included in the link below. If young students find the Audition Songs challenging, they can choose to sing either Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star or Happy Birthday. Students who already have songs of 32 bars or less prepared from voice lessons or previous auditions may choose to perform those songs. Please bring piano sheet music and an accompanist will be provided. If you are uncertain, or if this is your first audition, you will be most successful using one of the Audition Songs provided. Click the link below to access the audition songs. Please print and practice a song of your choice. You may select any song regardless of gender, style, or content. If you have trouble printing, copies of the Audition Songs are available in the lobby of the Coralville Arts Center.
Song link here:
- Reading Audition:
All students should select and memorize one of the audition monologues included in this link:
Please print and practice one monologue of your choice. If you have trouble printing, copies of the Monologue Options are available in the lobby of the Coralville Arts Center.
Please click on the following link to be directed to an audition form. At the end of the form there will be an additional link that you will click on to be directed to schedule an audition time.
Participation Fee & Scholarships:
For students cast in our production, Young Footliters has an $85 participation fee. This fee helps to make our show possible, and covers a portion of our production costs such as costumes, sets, props, painting, royalty rights, performance and rehearsal facilities.
Theatre is for everyone, we never turn away a student who cannot pay the participation fee. Young Footliters provides scholarships to cover participation fees for all students who need help. If your student is cast in the production and needs financial support, your scholarship will be provided through the Charlie Bates Memorial Scholarship fund. All students will receive information on requesting a scholarship after auditions. You don't need to take any action at this time, but please feel free to contact Evan Hilsabeck if you have questions.
Performances of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr will take place at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.
- Friday, July 22, 2022, at 7:00 PM
- Saturday, July 23, 2022, at 7:00 PM
- Sunday, July 24, 2022, at 2:00 PM
Tickets are available as print-at-home eTickets, tickets held at will-call, or tickets mailed to your home. Tickets to City Circle Theatre Company and Young Footliters Youth Theatre mainstage events are refundable up to 48 hours before the performance. After that time, tickets may be moved to another performance of the same show, but not refunded.
You are responsible for printing your eTicket and bringing it to the theater. You must present this ticket at the door to be able to access your seat.
Will-Call & Mailed Tickets
Attending the Show
The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts is at 1301 5th Street in Coralville; it is located inside Plaza on 5th at the corner of 12th Avenue and 5th Street.
Free parking is available in the Town Center parking lot immediately north of the theater (the lot shared with the Coralville Public Library). Please note that parking is available both on the surface lot and below ground in the ramp; look for the doorway marked "Plaza Entrance" if parking below ground.
Please E-mail the Box Office for more information, or call 319.248.9370. The CCPA Box Office is open Wednesday–Friday, Noon to 4:00 PM, and 1 hour before showtime.
Director — Evan Hilsabeck
Join the Cast
Auditions are upcoming! Visit the Auditions tab to learn more and sign up. For this production, we are casting students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.
Join the Crew
From light board operators to set painters, it takes a village to make a production. If you have skills in theatre production, or would like to learn, we'd love to have you on our team. Volunteers are frequently needed in the following areas:
- Light Board Operator
- Sound Board Operator
- Assistant Stage Managers
- Lighting and Sound assistants
- Scenic Construction
- Scenic Painting
E-mail Artistic Producer Elizabeth Tracey or call 319.248.9374 to learn more!