MusicWorks presents 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Junior'
|Arts & Entertainment|
|Out of the Box Theater at MusicWorks|
|99 Kingdom Hall Dr., in Clyde|
CLYDE — Everyone’s favorite fine, four-fendered friend, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Junior” will land at MusicWorks! Studio of Performing Arts on Oct. 7-8.
Based on the 1968 hit MGM motion picture and featuring original music from the film, this junior version is a pilot premiere created by iTheatrics and Music Theater International (MTI), who work to transform Broadway favorites to a scale and running time suitable for family theater and young performers.
Lynne Meyer, director of the production and the owner of MusicWorks, was contacted by executives at MTI in the spring and asked to consider taking on the task of piloting its recent junior work.
“It’s been such an honor to be one of the first directors in the country to work with this new junior musical,” said Meyer. “I loved the movie as a child and I felt like it was a show that would challenge my students, so there really wasn’t even a moment’s hesitation before I agreed to premiere the work.”
The MusicWorks production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Junior features a cast of 48 singers, dancers and actors between the ages of 8-17. The show runs Oct. 7-8 with performances on both evenings at 7 p.m. and a 3 p.m. matinee on Oct. 8.
All performances are being held in the Out of the Box Theater at MusicWorks! Studio of Performing Arts, located at 99 Kingdom Hall Dr., in Clyde. Tickets cost $10 and can only be purchased online at www.smallvenueticketing.com/23379.