The Falmouth Theatre Guild is holding auditions for its spring musical, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” directed by Joan McKenzie-Baird of Mashpee.

“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” is based on the 1968 MGM movie of the same name, which was based on a children’s book by Ian Fleming, the author of the James Bond series.

It is a family-friendly story about an eccentric inventor who restores an old race car and learns it has magical powers. The Falmouth Theatre Guild production will be loaded with special effects and fun production features.

Auditions are Sunday and Monday, January 5 and 6, at the Cape Conservatory, 58 Highfield Drive in Falmouth.

Children’s auditions start at 1 PM January 5 with sign-in and continue from 2 to 5 PM. Adult auditions on January 6 are from 6 to 9 PM.

On January 6 auditions start with sign-in at 5 PM. Children’s auditions that day will be from 6 to 7 PM, with adult auditions following from 7:30 to 9:30 PM.

Those auditioning will be asked to read and sing selections from the musical and follow along with choreography.

Callbacks are scheduled for Thursday, January 9, with sign-in at 6 PM, also at Cape Conservatory in Falmouth.

In addition to Ms. Baird the production team includes vocal director Nancy Sparklin, choreographer Anne Edgar and pit conductor Berke McKelvey, with set design and special effects by Bruce Allen.

“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” will run from May 1 to 18 at Highfield Theater in Falmouth. For character descriptions and audition songs for each character visit FalmouthTheatreGuild.org or email the director at jbaird953@gmail.com.

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