The Best Audition Songs for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang? Well unless you have specifically been asked to sing a song from the show that you’re auditioning for, it’s generally best not to. That said, you should still show off similar vocals and personality. So here’s our list of audition songs for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, by character.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a contemporary musical featuring post-golden age songs. Because of that, most of the songs below are from the 1960s-1970s. In addition, many of the songs have more of a playful/wholesome vibe to them in order to match the style of the show.


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Step 1: Read your audition details

Please read your audition details carefully, as they sometimes specify the type of song they’d like to hear (a ballad, something upbeat, etc.). Make sure to select a song that’s appropriate for your specific casting call. Also, as you’re picking out a song, these links may be helpful:

Backing Tracks for the Songs Below

The “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Audition Songs” Spotify Playlist


Step 2: Get to know the show

In casting calls, they often ask for you to be “familiar with the show”. And even if it’s not requested, it’s generally assumed. One way to do this is to listen to the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang cast album➝ while reading through the synopsis.


Step 3: Pick an audition song

Next, based on your personality and vocal type, decide whether you’d like to audition for the ensemble or a specific character. Just keep in mind that if you audition for a specific character, you still might not be chosen for that particular role.

There’s usually a spot on the audition form asking if you are open to being in the ensemble or accepting a different role. I would suggest ticking that box and taking whatever you are offered. Every role is important, and you will earn valuable experience in a show.

And on that same note, even if you audition for the ensemble (and not a specific character), there’s always a chance you might get chosen for a leading/supporting role!

To summarize, keep an open mind and try not to take the process too seriously. And when you’re ready, choose the song that you feel most comfortable with from the list below.


Baron Bomburst

Bring Me My Bride” – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Dulcinea” – Man of La Mancha

Kids” – Bye Bye Birdie

The Impossible Dream” – Man of La Mancha


Baroness Bomburst

A Little Bit of Good” – Chicago

No More Candy” – She Loves Me

Repent” – On the Twentieth Century

That’ll Show Him” – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum


Caractacus Potts

Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow” – Sherman Brothers  [Disney/non-theatre]

I Love to Laugh” – Mary Poppins  [film/non-musical theatre]

Something Was Missing” – Annie

With a Flair” – Bedknobs and Broomsticks  [film/non-theatre]


Jemima Potts / Jeremy Potts

Scales and Arpeggios” – The Aristocats  [film/non-musical theatre]

The Perfect Nanny” – Mary Poppins

The Tree” – The Me Nobody Knows

Where is Love?” – Oliver!


Grandpa Potts

Days Gone By” – She Loves Me

My Wish” – Here’s Love

Once Upon a Time” – All American

That Man Over There” – Here’s Love


Truly Scrumptious

A Spoonful of Sugar” – Mary Poppins

Dear Friend” – She Loves Me

Practically Perfect” – Mary Poppins

Vanilla Ice Cream” – She Loves Me


Ensemble (Altos)

Feed the Birds” – Mary Poppins

Hurry! It’s Lovely Up Here” – On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

Someone’s Waiting for You” – The Rescuers  [Disney/non-theatre]


Ensemble (Baritones)

Anne of Green Gables” – Anne of Green Gables

She Likes Basketball” – Promises, Promises

Try Me” – She Loves Me


Ensemble (Basses)

A Wonderful Day Like Today” – The Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowd

Big Fish, Little Fish” – Purlie

The Bare Necessities” – The Jungle Book  [film/non-musical theatre]


Ensemble (Contras)

A Parade in Town” – Anyone Can Whistle

Go Home, Train!” – Fade Out – Fade In

The Age of Not Believing” – Bedknobs & Broomsticks [Disney/film]


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Ensemble (Mezzos)

Little Lamb” – Gypsy

Sing Happy” – Flora, the Red Menace

Why Go Anywhere At All?” – The Gay Life


Ensemble (Sopranos)

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” – Mary Poppins

Your Mother and Mine” – Peter Pan  [Disney/non-theatre]

You Don’t Know” – Here’s Love


Ensemble (Tenors)

If I Be Your Best Chance” – Walking Happy

I’ve Just Seen Her” – All American

Many Moons Ago” – Once Upon a Mattress


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang:

• “Flying” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝

• “I Intend to Be a Queen➝” from You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown  (Lucy)

• “I Want You to Meet Harvey➝” from Harvey➝  (Elwood)

• “Mother Moon➝” from Fading Joy➝  (Joy)

• “My Opinion” from Paul Pry➝  (Oldbutton)


Final Step: Prepare for your audition

After collecting your materials and getting familiar with the show, it’s time to move forward with the actual preparation. If you’re in need of some guidance on this step, you can always go through this FREE audition prep checklist!


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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang along with which characters sing in each of them. Unless you have been asked to, do not choose from the below songs for your audition! The following is more intended to be used for character research purposes.

* That said, if you’ve specifically been asked to sing a song from the show, you can find the sheet music for the best possible audition songs below.


Act 1:

“Opening” – Company

You Two” – Caractacus, Jeremy, Jemima

“Them Three” – Grandpa Potts

“Toot Sweets” – Caractacus, Truly, Lord Scrumptious, Ensemble

Hushabye Mountain” – Caractacus

“Me Ol’ Bamboo” – Caractacus, Ensemble

“Posh” – Grandpa Potts, Jeremy, Jemima

“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” – Caractacus, Truly, Jeremy, Jemima, Grandpa Potts

Truly Scrumptious” – Jeremy, Jemima, Truly

“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Nautical Reprise)” – Caractacus, Truly, Jeremy, Jemima

“Act One Finale” – Company


Act 2:

“Vulgarian National Anthem” – Company

“The Roses of Success” – Grandpa Potts, Ensemble

“Kiddy-Widdy-Winkies” – Childcatcher

“Teamwork” – Caractacus, Toymaker, Truly, Ensemble

“Chu-Chi Face” – Baron, Baroness

“The Bombie Samba” – Baroness, Baron, Ensemble

Doll On A Music Box” – Truly, Caractacus

“Chitty Flies Home (Finale)” – Company


Which of these audition songs for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang did you choose?

And what role are you auditioning for? We would love to hear all about it in the comments! And in the meantime, you can check out our database of best audition songs for other musicals.


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Stacy Karyn, author of Audition Songs for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Author: Stacy Karyn

Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


 

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