‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ comes to The Fox

Thu, 04/09/2009 - 3:57pm
By: The Citizen

‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ comes to The Fox Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is sure to please families with sights and sounds as they retell the classic story in a presentation for all ages. Photos/Special.

"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", the most fantasmagorical Broadway musical in the history of everything, flies into Atlanta’s Fox Theatre beginning April 21 through April 26 for eight performances only.

The special debut engagement is presented by Fidelity Investments Broadway Across America – Atlanta as part of its 2009 season. Based on the timeless novel by famed James Bond author and creator Ian Fleming, the production features music and lyrics by the legendary Sherman brothers, composers of “Mary Poppins.” The national tour features an original script and fresh adaptation directed by Ray Roderick.

 The Broadway production of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" received five Tony Award nominations, ten Outer Critics Circle Award nominations and four Drama Desk nominations during its Broadway run at the Hilton Theatre.  It opened on April 28, 2005.  The London production of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" was nominated for three Laurence Olivier Awards in 2003, including Best New Musical, and won Best Musical at the Variety Club Awards in 2003. The production opened on April 16, 2002 to rave reviews and record-breaking business at the London Palladium and continues to sell-out on tour across the U.K.

 This stage adaptation of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" features a beloved score, including memorable classics such as “Truly Scrumptious,” “Toot Sweets,” “Hushabye Mountain” and the Oscar-nominated title song, “"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang".”

 "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" was originally directed by Adrian Noble on Broadway.  This newly conceived version, with direction and adapted script by Ray Roderick, features sets and costumes by renowned English designer Anthony Ward, additional set designs by Robert Bissinger and lighting by Charlie Morrison.  New choreography is by JoAnn M. Hunter.

 The national tour of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" is executive produced by Daniel Sher of Big League Productions.

 "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" will play at The Fox Theatre Tuesday, April 21 through Sunday, April 26.  Performances during the week start at 8 p.m.  Performances on Saturday are at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.  Sunday performances are 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  

 Tickets for the Atlanta engagement of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” will go on sale Sunday start at $18.00 (subject to change) and are available for purchase through authorized ticket agents, including The Fox Theatre box office, Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-982-2787.  Group discounts of 15 or more are available by calling 404-881-2000. 

 The Fox Theatre is located at 660 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308.  For more information, please call (404) 881-2100. 

 Visit www.chittyontour.com for more information.

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