It’s the perfect show for your entire family! Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is playing at the Hale Center Theatre and it is a magical adventure!
Kacey Udy with Hale Centre Theatre shares details on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Hale Centre Theatre (HCT), Utah’s Premiere Family Theatre presents the regional premiere of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” now through April 13.
This classic musical begins when a race car’s career comes to an end with a damaging crash during a Grand Prix race. The car ends up in an old garage where it is to be sold and melted down to liquid ore. Two young children intercede and beg their inventor father to purchase the car, and the magical adventures begin.
The many inventions of Caractacus Potts will come to life through the magic of HCT’s technical innovations. Chitty, the flying car, will drive, float and fly above HCT’s moving stage, and many of Caractacus’ other inventions will surprise the audience, including several simple and unexpected items.
With a technical effects team of 13, it took months to design and build this re-creation of the iconic car, “Chitty,” including all the magic and spectacle of the original flying car from the 1968 movie. Chitty will showcase the talents of many local artists, craftsmen and technicians at HCT who were necessary to create the high level of technical features throughout the show.
Performances are Monday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with matinées each Saturday at 12:30 and 4 p.m. Two special Saturday 9:00 am matinees have been added for children 3 and older on March 16 and 23. Admission prices are $28 for adults and $16 for children ages 5-11. Tickets may be purchased online at www.halecentretheatre.org, via telephone at 801-984-9000 or at the Hale Centre Theatre box office, 3333 South Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City, Utah.
Based on the novel by famed James Bond author and creator Ian Fleming, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” features music and lyrics by the Sherman Brothers (the composers of Mary Poppins). The original Broadway production received five Tony Award nominations.
The production features a score including memorable classics such as “Truly Scrumptious,” “Toot Sweets,” “Hushabye Mountain” and the Oscar-nominated title song, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.”
HCT’s production stars Ames Bell and David Smith as Caractacus Potts, Megan Heaps and Brittany Sanders as Truly Scrumptious, Will Riches and Will Breinholt as Jeremy Potts, Abigail Edwards and Olivia Smith-Driggs as Jemima Potts and David Weekes and Bruce Bredeson as Grandpa Potts.
The show features choreography by Jennifer Hill Barlow, music direction by Kelly DeHaan, costume design by Tamara Clayton, technical direction and scenic design by Kacey Udy, lighting design by Spencer Brown, sound co-designedq by Dan Morgan and Alec LaBau, hair and makeup by Krissa Lent and props by Michelle Jensen.
For more information, check out www.hct.org.