Chitty Chitty Bang Bang finished in May 2015 after three marvellous weekends of shows. Thank you to everyone who came to share the fun and wonder; we hope you loved every minute of it! And thank you to the fantasmagorical cast and crew who helped to make it all happen - "Teamwork can make a dream work"!
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Called the most fantasmagorical stage musical of all time, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang appeared on the Australian stage in 2012. It has since left audience members of all ages mesmerised with its extraordinary sets and brilliant special effects. But in 2015, the Australian production came to Rockdale Town Hall for three magical weeks for the show's NSW Amateur Premiere.
Thrilling audiences around the world, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has been recognised with many high profile stage award nominations and for songs that have become standards. These include Truly Scrumptious, The Bombie Samba, and of course, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The story revolves around Caractacus Potts, a struggling inventor with two children, Pott's eccentric grandfather and the beautiful Truly Scrumptious, a member of the upper class. After buying an old wreck from a junkyard, Potts transforms the wreck into a beautiful roadster rechristened Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The adventure begins when Baron Bomburst, deciding he wants the vehicle, greedily attempts to snatch up the car and the inventor. Only he instead kidnaps Grandpa and the wrong car. Now, with the magical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on their side, the family goes on an incredible adventure to rescue Grandpa and defeat the nefarious baron.
The stage book is based on the classic 1968 family film of the same name and has a, to say the least, curious history. That film is based on the novel Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, written by Ian Fleming. It starred Dick Van Dyke, the award winning legendary television and film actor, who also starred in another family friendly classic, Mary Poppins. Fleming is, of course, the creator of the most famous spy in the world, James Bond. And the film was subsequently produced by Albert R. Broccoli, who had been intimately involved with the 007 films until 1996. Even now, his family remains deeply involved in all the Bond films.
The Regals Musical Society Inc was very excited about bringing this production back to Sydney in this NSW Amateur Premiere.
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
was our first major production in 2015, our 70th Anniversary year, showing 1st - 16th May 2015.
for the auditions in November 2014.
The CAST WERE ANNOUNCED
on 5th December 2014
Friday 1st May 2015 at 8:00pm
Saturday 2nd May at 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday 3rd May at 2:00pm
Friday 8th May at 8:00pm
Saturday 9th May at 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday 10th May at 2:00pm
Wednesday 13th May at 8:00pm
Friday 15th May at 8:00pm
Saturday 16th May at 2:00pm & 8:00pm
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