Thursday, July 9, 2009

Kids With a Bang

Eight lucky children from the area were cast to perform in the Center’s engagement of the touring musical, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. They were selected from a pool of more than 100 who showed up at an open audition last month. The talented ensemble includes: Lucas Blankenhorn from Huntington Beach; Caitlin Cohen from Newport Beach; Mary Desmond from Rancho Santa Margarita; Clair Dwyer from Newport Beach; Tristan Egdorf from Newport Beach; Reagan Kilpatrick from Newbury Park; Audrey Miller from Newbury Park and Anna Pier Salvini from Laguna Beach.

Our flip camera captured the kids rehearsing their dancing and singing with cast member Paige Faure before opening night. Click on the video above to see the kids in action and also watch interviews. Many in the group hope to have careers in the performing arts field so we hope when they make it big, they’ll say they got their start at the Center. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang runs through July 19.

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