On March 29, 30, and 31, the McPherson Opera House and StageDoor 43 Productions present Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – the magical, musical adventure that features an out-of-this-world car that flies, floats and sails the seas! 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 one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find “Truly Scrumptious.”
An eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts, sets about restoring an old race car from scrap heap with the help of his children, Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the char 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.
Filled with amazing stage spectacle and unforgettable songs, including the Academy Award- nominated title song, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a high-flying, fun-filled adventure for the entire family.
“We’re so excited to be showing this production at the Opera House. It’s full of colorful sets, colorful characters, and wonderfully catchy melodies,” said Opera House Business Director, Diane Fallis. “Proceeds from sales will benefit the McPherson Opera House. The Opera House board and staff are grateful to Kevin Samuelson and StageDoor 43 Productions for bringing this show to our stage and our community, and for helping to support this extraordinary facility.”
Showtimes are Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 at 7:00 pm, and Sunday, March 31 at 2:00 pm. After each show, there will be photo opportunities with “Chitty” and the cast. Reserved seating tickets are an all-inclusive $15 for adults and $10 for children and students, and available at mcphersonoperahouse.org, or by calling or stopping by the box office: 620-241-1952, 219 S. Main Street, McPherson. Child/student ticket pricing is available only through the box office. Following the evening performances, Tres Amigos Restaurant, located at the corner of Maple and Marlin Streets, will be open and offering coffee and desserts, and open for dinner after Sunday’s show.