PHOTO CALL: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Takes Flight on National Tour

News   PHOTO CALL: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Takes Flight on National Tour
 
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the family-friendly stage musical based on the Ian Fleming novel and classic film of the same name, launched its national tour in November in Florida and is currently playing Toronto's Canon Theatre.

The production — which boasts an entirely new creative team — will play subsequent stops in cities including Baltimore, MD; Dayton, OH; Huntsville, AL; Chicago, IL; San Antonio, TX; Houston, TX; Pittsburgh, PA; Providence, RI; Columbus, OH; Raleigh, NC; Philadelphia, PA; Orlando, FL; Atlanta, GA; Indianapolis, IN; Amarillo, TX; Albuquerque, NM; Salt Lake City, UT; Tempe, AZ; Dallas, TX; Costa Mesa, CA; Denver, CO; and Kansas City, MO.

Directed by Ray Roderick (who also adapted the script for this staging), the cast is led by Steve Wilson as Caractacus Potts, Kelly McCormick as Truly Scrumptious, Dick Decareau as Grandpa Potts, George Dvorsky as Baron/Lord Scrumptions, Elizabeth Ward Land as Baroness/Miss Phillips, Dirk Lumbard as Boris, Scott Cote as Goran, Richard G. Rodgers as Coggins/Toymaker, Oliver Wadsworth as Junkman/Childcatcher, John Saunders as Sid, Ellie Mooney as Violet and Mark Chmiel, Timothy Hughes, Matthew Brandon Hutchens, Kent M. Lewis, John Saunders and Eric Shorey as The Inventors. Jeremy Lipton and Zachary Carter Sayle alternate in the role of Jeremy Potts; Aly Brier and Camille Mancuso share the role of Jemima Potts.

The ensemble comprises Bianca Burgess, Mark Chmiel, Paige Faure, Trey Gillen, Geoffrey Goldberg, Timothy Hughes, Matthew Brandon Hutchens, Chris Klink, Kent M. Lewis, Molly Mahoney, Ellie Mooney, Tiffany Lee Ocvirk, Michelle Petrucci, John Saunders, Eric Shorey and Molly Tynes.

The production also features set and costume designs by Anthony Ward with additional set designs by Robert Bissinger, lighting designs by Charlie Morrison and choreography by Joanne Hunter.

For further information and complete tour route, visit chittyontour.com. Here is a look at the production, runs at Toronto's Canon Theatre through Jan. 4, 2009, before moving on to Baltimore:

Aly Brier, Steve Wilson and Jeremy Lipton
Steve Wilson and Ensemble
Dirk Lumbard and Scott Cote
Aly Brier, Jeremy Lipton, Steve Wilson and Kelly McCormick
Elizabeth Ward Land and George Dvorsky
Oliver Wadsworth
The Ensemble
Steve Wilson and Kelly McCormick
Camille Mancuso, Steve Wilson, Kelly McCormick and Zachary Carter Sayle


Photos by Ian Ibbetson


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