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Kids and a flying car

Chitty_3The most spectacular part of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, audiences and critics alike have agreed, is the musical's wondrous flying car.  But just staring at a flying car for a couple of hours wouldn't be very interesting, now, would it?  It takes people to make this or any musical fly.

To that end, the Broadway Across America folks are holding Fort Lauderdale auditions for six children ages 8 to 12 to appear in the road company of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang when the show touches down at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Nov. 18-30.  There's no pay, but the chosen kids get professional experience.

Auditions are in the Broward Center's Abdo New River Room at 10 a.m. Sept. 28.  Each child, accompanied by a parent or guardian, should show up by 9:45 a.m. ready to sing 16 bars of an up tempo song a cappella.  Auditioners will also need to learn and perform simple choreography.  Six kids and two alternates will be picked to play orphans in Act Two.  Break a leg (but not literally).