Description:

"Teamwork can make a dream work!"
Join CharacterWorks in June 2023 for the grand return of the unforgettable Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! Based on the beloved 1968 film version of the children's book by Ian Fleming (creator of James Bond) and featuring an exciting score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find "truly scrumptious." When eccentric inventor Caractacus Potts sets about restoring an old race car with the help of his children, Jeremy and Jemima, they quickly discover the car has magical properties, including the ability to float and take flight! Trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst desires to take the magic car for himself. The family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and batty Grandpa Potts to outwit the dastardly Baron and Baroness and their villainous henchmen, Boris, Goran, and the Child Catcher. Filled with amazing stage spectacle and memorable songs, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a high-flying, fun-filled adventure for the entire family!

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is planned to be performed at the Lora M. Robins Theatre on the campus of The Steward School.

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, Jun 15th @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, Jun 16th @ 2:00pm
  • Friday, Jun 16th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Jun 17th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Jun 17th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Jun 18th @ 2:00pm
Tickets go on sale Monday March 27, 2023 at 5:00pm

Ticket Prices:


Lora M. Robins Theatre (Steward School):

11600 Gayton Road, Richmond, VA 23238


Show Notes:

Auditions & Callbacks
KingsWay Community Church
14111 Sovereign Grace Dr.
Midlothian, VA 23114

Students registered for a spring CWorks class for students ages 8-18 are eligible to audition. To learn more, visit cworkstheater.org/auditions.
  • Auditions: Friday, March 17th, 4:30-9:15PM
  • Callbacks: Saturday, March 18th, 9:30AM-5:30PM
  • Cast List Posted: Sunday, March 19th, 5PM

Rehearsals
North Run Baptist Church
2100 Lydell Dr.
Richmond, VA 23228

WEEK 1
Friday, March 24th, 6-9PM 
Saturday, March 25th, 9:30AM-4:30PM 
Saturday, March 25th, 9:30-11AM - 1st Parent Meeting & Production Fee Due (at least one parent per family must attend)

WEEK 2
Friday, March 31st, 6-9PM
Saturday, April 1st, 9:30AM-4:30PM

No rehearsals April 2nd-8th (Spring Break)

WEEK 3
Friday, April 14th, 6-9PM
Saturday, April 15th, 9:30AM-4:30PM

WEEK 4
Friday, April 21st, 6-9PM
Saturday, April 22nd, 9:30AM-4:30PM

WEEK 5
No Rehearsal Friday, April 28th - Show Camp Callbacks
Saturday, April 29th, 9:30AM-4:30PM

WEEK 6
Friday, May 5th, 6-9PM
No Rehearsal Saturday, May 6th - Masters Camp Callbacks
 
WEEK 7
Friday, May 12th, 6-9PM 
Saturday, May 13th, 9:30AM-4:30PM

WEEK 8
Friday, May 19th, 6-9PM
Saturday, May 20th, 9:30AM-4:30PM

WEEK 9
No rehearsal Friday, May 26th (Charlotte's Web opening night)
Saturday, May 27th, 9:30AM-4:30PM
Saturday, May 27th, 9:30-10:30AM - 2nd Parent Meeting (at least one parent per family must attend)

No rehearsals June 2nd-3rd (Academy Festival)

WEEK 10
Friday, June 9th, 6-9PM
Saturday, June 10th, 9:30AM-4:30PM

Costume fittings will be scheduled after the show is cast.
 
Tech Week & Performances (No absences allowed - students may have to get out of school early on Thursday)
The Lora M. Robins Theatre at The Steward School
11600 Gayton Road
Richmond, VA 23238

Sunday, June 11th, 2PM - MOVE-IN (cast not called during move-in)
Monday, June 12th, 5-9PM
Tuesday, June 13th, 5-9PM
Wednesday, June 14th, 5-9PM
Thursday, June 15th, 11AM Call, Final Dress Rehearsal at 1PM, Performance at 7PM
Friday, June 16th, 12:30PM Call, Performances at 2PM & 7PM
Saturday, June 17th, 12:30PM Call, Performances at 2PM & 7PM
Sunday, June 18th, 12:30PM Call, Performance at 2PM


Characters:

Caractacus Potts

An eccentric, brilliant, English inventor and loving father and son. His inventions and children are his life.

Truly Scrumptious

Daughter of the famous candy maker, Lord Scrumptious. Strong and independent, but gentle. Falls in love with Caractacus.

Jeremy Potts

Caractucus's son. An adventurous boy with a vivid imagination. A total child at heart who loves his family.

Jemima Potts

Caractucus's daughter. An adventurous girl with a vivid imagination. A total child at heart who loves her family.

Grandpa Potts

Caractacus's father, who is a former war hero. He loves to tell old war stories. A sort of second father to Jeremy and Jemima.

Baron Bomburst

Tyrannical ruler of Vulgaria and a lover of toys. A man-child, he is very immature, needy, and whiney.

Baroness Bomburst

Head of the Vulgarian Parliament and a hater of children. Tyrannical and dramatic.

Boris

A member of the two-person Vulgarian gang that works for the Baron and Baroness. Though he is not very smart, he is the leader.

Goran

One member of the two-person Vulgarian gang that works for the Baron and Baroness. Very dumb.

The Childcatcher

He makes sure that Vulgaria is child-free. Evil and manipulative. Hates children almost as much as the Baroness.

The Toymaker

With all children outlawed in Vulgaria, this toy-making genius only works for the child-like Baron. Smart but frightened.

Lord Scrumptious

Owner of the Scrumptious Sweet Factory. Extremely busy, important, and decisive.

Ensemble

Kids, Inventors, Soldiers, Townspeople, English Crowd, Factory Workers, Fair Goers, etc.