Playmakers' 2017-18 Season
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Adapted for the Stage by Jeremy Sams
Licensed Script Adapted by Ray Roderick
June 15 - July 1, 2018
Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming's children's book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find "Truly Scrumptious."
An eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children, Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the car has magical properties, including the ability to float and take flight. Trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself. The family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and batty Grandpa Potts to outwit the dastardly Baron and Baroness and their villainous henchman, the Child Catcher.
Filled with amazing stage spectacle and unforgettable songs, including the Academy Award-nominated title song, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a high-flying, fun-filled adventure for the entire family. The large cast and opportunities for true stage magic make this a challenging, but highly rewarding, show for any organization looking to bring a large-scale production with great name recognition to their theatre.
Leyla Perkins of PhotoMagic took some fantastic photos of the show. Many more are available at her site.
We rented the "flying" car for the run of the show.
Director Anysia Genre
Asst. Director Madison Weathersby
Musical Director Justin Lapeyrouse
Choreographer Angela Martin
Caractacus Potts John Carambat
Truly Scrumptious Christina Viers
Grandpa Potts Ladson Poole
Baron Bomburst Shannon Williams
Baroness Bomburst Lisa Kiefer
The Childcatcher Nina Dean
The Toymaker Celeste Celentano
Jeremy Potts Maria Petrolia
Jemima Potts Aimee Simpson
Boris Christia Simoneaux
Goran Robert Fielding