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'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' lands at Arts Center Nov. 4
Tickets are available for "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" running Nov. 4-13 at the Arts Center.

“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” a stage musical based on the 1968 film of the same name, tells the story of Caractacus Potts, a widowed father and eccentric inventor, who  cares for his two children, Jeremy and Jemima Potts, and their grandpa.
The show is scheduled to run Nov. 4-13. Performance dates are Nov. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m.; and Nov. 6 and 13 at 2 p.m., and Nov. 5 at 10:30 a.m. at the arts Center of Cannon County.
 The children discover a car in a rural scrap yard and, with much begging and pleading, convince their father to buy and fix up the car for them. After hearing the unusual sounds the car produces, they nickname the car “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” Along the way, they meet Truly Scrumptious, a beautiful upper class woman, the daughter of Lord Scrumptious, a major confectionery manufacturer.
In the evil country of Vulgaria, the Baron, a whiney man-child, and the Baroness, his wife, imprison any children that are found in the country, as children are forbidden through an act of parliament. The Baron eyes Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for himself, and sends his two comical spies, Boris and Goran, to travel to England to steal the car from Potts. Mistaking Potts’ father for the real inventor of the car, Boris and Goran capture Grandpa and take him back to Vulgaria. From there, hilarity ensues.
“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” is directed by Drew and Christy Sanford, with music direction by Matthew Pyles and choreography by Regina Ward.  Chitty Chitty Bang Bang stars Scott Willis as Caractacus Potts, Crystal Kurek as Truly Scrumptious, Chesley Sanford as Jeremy Potts, Rachel Oppman as Jemina Potts, Spree as Baron Bomburst, Courtney Gammill as Baroness Bomburst, Phil Mote as Grandpa Potts, Mackenzie Turney as Boris the Spy, Jared Taylor as Goren the Spy, Chad McGee as Mr. Coggins/The Toymaker, Mark Henry as The Childcatcher, Brad McCrary as The Junkman, Rufus Walsh as Lord Scrumptious, and Becky Coutras as Mrs. Phillips/Vulgarian Singer. The cast also  features Alexander Sanford, Alyssa Freeze, Ava Grubbs, Brooklyn Torrence, Caroline Gribble, Carter Cantrell, Chloe Wakham, Clark Wakham, Cole Wakham, Dawn Ray May, Delanie Sullivan, Dylan Womack, Holly Adams, Jackson Kinsey, Lilly Nemeth, Lucy McGee, Jordan Taylor, Mary Humphrey, Micah May, Olivia Torrence, Rachel Jones, Sharon Bessant, and Sophie Sanford.
Tickets are $15 with discounts available for students and seniors and can be purchased by calling (615) 563-2787 Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or online at and (subject to availability) at the door one hour prior to show time.
For more information call 615-563-(ARTS) 2787 or you may purchase tickets online at