Family Holiday Classic: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
When eccentric inventor Caractacus Potts restores an old racing car, he and his children, Jeremy and Jemima, soon discover it has magical properties. Trouble occurs when the child-hating Baron Bomburst tries to capture the car for himself. Take a fantastic musical adventure with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the family holiday classic that Des Moines Community Playhouse audiences will find “Truly Scrumptious.”
- Caractacus Potts
- Brandon John Lee
- Truly Scrumptious
- Dani Boal
- Jeremy Potts
- Will Donaghy (11/27, 11/28 5 PM, 11/29 5 PM, 12/5 1 PM, 12/6 1 PM, 12/9, 12/11, 12/12 5 PM, 12/13 5 PM, 12/17, 12/19 1 PM, 12/20 1 PM) Nicholas Wharff (11/28 1 PM, 11/29 1 PM, 12/2, 12/4, 12/5 5 PM, 12/6 5 PM, 12/10, 12/12 1 PM, 12/13 1 PM, 12/16, 12/18, 12/19 5 PM, 12/20 5 PM)
- Jamima Potts
- Natalie Grote (11/28 1 PM, 11/29 1 PM, 12/2, 12/4, 12/5 5 PM, 12/6 5 PM, 12/10, 12/12 1 PM, 12/13 1 PM, 12/16, 12/18, 12/19 5 PM, 12/20 5 PM) Allison Koch (11/27, 11/28 5 PM, 11/29 5 PM, 12/5 1 PM, 12/6 1 PM, 12/9, 12/11, 12/12 5 PM, 12/13 5 PM, 12/17, 12/19 1 PM, 12/20 1 PM)
- Greg Millar
- Eric Deutz
- Alex Clifton
- Baron/Lord Scruptious
- Peter Dean
- Lyndsy Darland
- Mr. Coggins
- Jay Jacobson
- Tony Tandeski
- Brett Spahr
- Juvenile Ensemble
- Annika Baker, Meridan Boyd, Caitlyn Dean, Cael Fitch, Jackson Gabby, Campbell Helton, Isaac Helton, Will Johnson
- Ensemble Men
- John Claes, Darren Grote, Jay Jacobson, Mitchell Nieland, Tony Tandeski, Wesley Tener
- Ensemble Women
- Sydney Allen, Katie Dorrell, Katie Fitzgerald, Brooke Greenberg
Photos available for download at https://www.dmplayhouse.com/media
The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the Broadway musical, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” Nov. 27- Dec. 20, 2015. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” is sponsored by DuPont Pioneer.
Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car. An eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts (Brandon John Lee), sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children, Jeremy (Will Donaghy, Nicholas Wharff) and Jemima (Allison Koch, Natalie Grote). They soon discover the car has magical properties including the ability to float and take flight. Trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst (Peter Dean) desires the magic car for himself. 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 the family holiday classic that Des Moines Community Playhouse audiences will find “Truly Scrumptious.”
The Playhouse cast is directed by John Viars with music direction by Brenton Brown and choreography by Jim Kolnik. The cast includes Sydney Allen, Annika Baker, Dani Boal, Meridan Boyd, John Claes, Alex Clifton, Lyndsy Darland, Caitlyn Dean, Eric Deutz, Katie Dorrell, Cael Fitch, Kate Fitzgerald, Jackson M. Gabby, Brooke Greenberg, Darren Grote, Campbell Helton, Isaac Helton, Jay Jacobson, Will Johnson, Greg Millar, Mitchell Nieland, Brett Spahr, Tony Tandeski, and Wesley Tener.
Audiences are encouraged to come 20 minutes prior to show time to hear local musicians share holiday music in the lobby. Among those performing are singer Anastasia Deace, East High School’s handbell ensemble, Lyric Harp Ensemble, choirs from St. Stephen Lutheran Church and Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, and Heartland Youth Choir.
The Playhouse is one of the oldest and largest community theatres in the US. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 4 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.
For more information about the Playhouse and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” contact the Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.
“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” Performances: Nov. 27- Dec. 20, 2015
7:00 PM Wednesday-Friday
1:00 PM & 5:00 PM Saturday-Sunday