Cast members of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in rehearsal at LSS. Left to right: Alex Kerry, Anna Nguyen, Ava Stumph, Jabin Rempel and Markus Blessing. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

Theatre buffs revved up for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’s arrival in Langley

Fifty-year-old musical coming to life at LSS, starting March 2

A classic is being dusted off for a new generation of theatre-goers at Langley Secondary School (LSS).

The LSS Musical Theatre Company is putting on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang this year.

The musical is based on the 1968 film version of Ian Fleming’s children’s book, and features music by the Sherman Brothers, who also wrote Mary Poppins. The cast includes 50 students from Grades 4-12, accompanied by a 23-piece orchestra made up of community members and students.

The musical tells the story of an eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts, who sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his father and his children, Jeremy and Jemima.

They soon discover the car has magical properties, including the ability to float and fly. Unfortunately, the evil Baron Bomburst wants the magic car for himself, and it takes all the ingenuity of the family and the lovely Truly Scrumptious to win the day.

“This is a family-friendly show and we are excited to feature a fantastic car loaned to the school by Theatre in the Country as well as an array of sets and props created by our cast and community members as well as the Trades students at LSS,” said show director Khaila Piorecky.

Tickets are $10 for seniors and students and $12 for adults, and they are available online at sd35.schoolcashonline.com.

Look for tickets under ‘items’ on the home page.

You can also email to reserve tickets at LSSMusicaltheatre@gmail.com or you can call the box office at 604-534-4171 Ext. 743.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang runs at 7 p.m. on March 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 at Langley Secondary, 21405 56 Ave. There will be 2 p.m. matinee performances on March 3 and 10.

A special invitation is being sent to Langley Secondary and HD Stafford alumni to come to the show on Thursday, March 8.



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