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Catch 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' before it flies away
The cast of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" pauses for a photo after the opening weekend of the play at the Cannon County Arts Center. There will be two more performances, Friday and Saturday night. A video interview with the directors is available in the multimedia section of
This is the final week to catch “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” at the Cannon County Arts Center in Woodbury, the play featuring a large cast that includes several Warren countians.“We have 41 cast members and that’s pretty large,” said co-director Drew Sanford. “Our cast is made up of people from Cannon and surrounding counties and from around Middle Tennessee.”“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” is a 1968 British musical adventure fantasy film directed by Ken Hughes and written by Roald Dahl and Hughes, loosely based on Ian Fleming’s 1964 novel “Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car.” The film stars Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, James Robertson Justice, and Robert Helpmann as the main antagonist, the evil Childcatcher.The play has been adapted from the classic and was presented this past weekend before a sellout audience.Co-director Christy Sanford says they have worked on the play since August, perfecting the music, dance choreography and rehearsing lines.