With fond memories of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang the 1968 MGM movie, I was eager to see this wonderful family show brought to the stage. Adapted from Ian Fleming’s originally story into Roald Dahl’s screenplay, and then further developed for the stage, it was no wonder the feel of the show, both musically and aesthetically,… Read more.
For Ashleigh Hauschild this week’s Adelaide opening of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will be a truly scrumptious experience. Having made her professional debut in the acclaimed musical, Hauschild has returned to her home town for the production’s month-long season. Hauschild was most recently seen on the Adelaide stage as the lead in Spring Awakening, a… Read more.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the car, is terrific, and deserves her curtain call. She’s awesome and cost over a million dollars to make, but all that spit, polish and Turtle Wax can’t make her script sparkle. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the show, is a shiny lemon that really shouldn’t be compared to the other Sherman… Read more.
Fantasmagorical! Adelaide audiences are set to be mesmerised by family musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as the famous car parks at the Adelaide Festival Centre from April 30 2013. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang features action packed adventure mixed in with stunning special effects. This story of the magical flying car is a story of love and… Read more.
The much anticipated Australian premiere season of hit musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang begins tonight at the Captiol Theatre Sydney, ahead of a gala opening on Saturday. An Australian company of over 80, lead by Australia’s darling of the stage Rachael Beck and leading man of opera and theatre David Hobson, have been working tirelessly… Read more.
Last week, producer Tim Lawson and director Roger Hodgman announced the full cast of their upcoming musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at a special media event at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney. To celebrate, cast members Alan Brough (Baron Bomburst) and Jennifer Vuletic (Baroness Bomburst) along with the Vulgarian chorus performed ‘The Bombie Samba’ from the show…. Read more.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, we love you! The principal cast of TML’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was officially announced this afternoon at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre by Producer Tim Lawson and director Roger Hodgman. Set to open at the Capitol on 16 November this year, it has been confirmed that Australian tenor David Hobson and darling… Read more.
For any newcomer to the world of opera who is reticent about taking the initial plunge, this operetta is the perfect place to dip your toes in. Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widowis a delicious blend of soap opera and wit, entirely accessible and yet not shallow like most froth due to its exuberance and ability… Read more.