Popular family musical opens Sept. 2 at Fountain Hills Theater

Families are invited to take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas in Fountain Hills Theater’s upcoming performance of “Chitty Chitty, Bang Bang.”

The theater’s newest product will be staged Sept. 2-18.

The cast of "Chitty Chitty, Bang Bang," which opens Sept. 2 at Fountain Hills Theater.

“Chitty Chitty, Bang Bang” opens Sept. 2 at Fountain Hills Theater.

Based on the 1968 film version of Ian Fleming’s children’s book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers, “Chitty Chitty, Bang Bang” is a 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.

“Chitty Chitty, Bang Bang” is produced by Anne Kelleher, directed by Peter J. Hill, choreographed by Noel Irick and musically directed by Jennifer Whiting.

The shows stars Chad Campbell, Benjamin and Elizabeth Campbell,  Peter J. Hill, Henry Male, Darryl Poenisch, Roger Prenger, Patrick Russo, Kim Cooper Schmidt, Asher Sheppard, Gina Tomkus and Richard Wells.

Ensemble includes Justian Corliss, Karissa Anderson-Self, Colleen Corliss, Sharla Curtis, Sky Donovan, Katie Lambert, Kendra Lytle, Karl Perry, Nicholas Rowe, Eric Williams, Audrey Alcorn, Allison Avery, Arwen Corliss, Landon Corliss, Keegan Corliss, Elle Feinstein, Parker Glenn, Alexis Hummel, Erin Schumacher, Amelia Tomasello and Isabella Valdivieso.

A reception will be held on opening night, Sept. 2, for all those attending that evening, featuring free appetizers and soft drinks.

Individual tickets are $35 for adults and $28 for children 17 and under. Seniors receive a $5 discount on all Thursday performances. Group rates and student rush discounts are available.

All performances are at Fountain Hills Theater on its Mainstage at 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd.

Tickets are available through the Theater Box Office at 480-837-9661, Ext. 3 or visit www.fhtaz.org.

Box office hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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