Go on an adventure with a magical car during the Verona Area Community Theater’s summer family production of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.”
The show will run for two weekends in June, with productions at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 21, and Saturday, June 22, and a 2 p.m. matinee performance Sunday, June 23. The three shows the following week will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, through Saturday, June 29.
The productions will be put on at the Verona Area High School Performing Arts Center, 300 Richard St.
Tickets are $17 for general admission, and $12 for seniors ages 65 and older, children and K-12 students. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door, depending on availability.
The musical is based on the 1968 film, which was adapted from a children’s book, according to a VACT news release. The plot follows two children who fall in love with a car in a local junkyard, and whose widowed father, Caractacus Potts, wants to save it for them. Once Potts saves the car from being destroyed, it takes them on an adventure, where the car and the family go up against an evil baron and baroness who do not like children.
According to the release, the show involves more than 50 performers from the Verona and greater Madison area. David Joe plays the role of Potts, with Emma Vogel beside him playing the role of Truly Scrumptious. The roles of the children are shared among four performers, with Alex Christy and Ben Freiberg in the role of Jeremy, and Callie Lederer and Gabi Kiefert playing Jemima. Supporting characters include Tim Yanachek as Grandpa, Riley Custer as the Baron and Lauren Welch as the Baroness.
The show is directed by Terry Dvorak. Assisting Dvorak with the production is Lynn Vilker as producer, Meg Aspinwall as music director, Alyssa Dvorak as choreographer and Sara Ward-Cassady as the stage manager.
For information, visit vact.org.