you're reading...
art, City, Comedy, Date, General, May, Music, November, Theatre

CHITTY LANDS IN SYDNEY AT THE CAPITOL THEATRE IN NOVEMBER

Tim Lawson

presents

 

Description: Description: CCBB Logo b

 

Music and Lyrics by

RICHARD M. SHERMAN and ROBERT B. SHERMAN

Adapted for the stage by

JEREMY SAMS and RAY BRODERICK

Based on the MGM Motion Picture

 

CHITTY LANDS IN SYDNEY AT THE CAPITOL THEATRE

from 16 November 2012

 

Tickets On Sale Monday 28 May

 

“Sheer theatrical magic” – Evening Standard

 

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, the most fantasmagorical stage musical in the history of everything, flies into Sydney’s Capitol Theatre from 16 November. I am ashamed to say that I’m one of the people that has not seen this movie, I have however heard how much my friends love it! I will be sure to book a ticket to go and see the show!

 

You’ll believe a car can fly in this stage adaptation of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG that features sensational sets, stunning special effects, an irresistible story and memorable classics such as “Truly Scrumptious,” “Toot Sweets,” “Hushabye Mountain” and, of course, its Oscar-nominated title song “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”.  All these ingredients add up to a West End and Broadway blockbuster the whole family will love.

 

Based on the timeless novel by Ian Fleming, author/creator of the James Bond franchise, the production features music and lyrics by the legendary Sherman brothers, composers of Mary Poppins with original script and fresh adaptation directed by Ray Roderick.

 

“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang remains an amazing spectacle,

with sets to take the breath away and hitech wizardry

that makes Harry Potter look pedestrian” The Sun

 

Originally written by Ian Fleming for his son, the much loved 1968 film CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG staring Dick Van Dyke and Sally Ann Howes was part of everyone’s childhood.

 

“BREATHTAKING. It’s a big joyful, enchanting show” – Sunday Times

The movie began life as a personal dream of James Bond producer, Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli.  As with all his film projects, “Cubby” Broccoli surrounded himself with the very best British talent available to ensure the success of Chitty, which at the time was publicised as the largest and most expensive musical ever filmed in England.  The director, Ken Hughes, who had also adapted the screenplay with prolific children’s author Roald Dahl, led the British film crew.

 

The Sherman brothers, fresh from major success with the Disney Studios, provided the score and songs, earning an Oscar nomination in the process.

 

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG opened at the London Palladium to rave reviews on Tuesday 16 April 2002.  The London production was nominated for 3 Laurence Olivier Awards in 2003, including Best New Musical, and won Best Musical at the Variety Club Awards in 2003.

 

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG broke every box office record and continues as the longest running musical ever to play at the London Palladium, beating Oliver! and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  During its three and a half year run, the family musical exceeded £70 million in box office revenue.

 

“A lavish wind-up music box of a show “ – New York Times

The Broadway production of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG received 5 Tony Award nominations, 10 Outer Critics Circle Award nominations and 4 Drama Desk nominations during its Broadway run at the Hilton Theatre.

 

The Chitty stage car holds the Guinness World Record for being the most expensive prop in the history of British Theatre.

 

“The best family entertainment on Broadway since The Lion King!” – WNBC-TV

 

The fantastic adventures of this out-of-the-ordinary car that flies through the air and sails the seas, are reaching a new generation through an enthralling and enchanting stage musical.

 

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG will be directed in Australia by Roger Hodgman and features sets and costumes by renowned English designer Anthony Ward.

 

“Gasps of astonished delight! EXHILARATING FANTASTIC REMARKABLE…

I couldn’t help joining in the oohs and ahs” – The Times

 

www.chittychitty.com.au

Tickets On Sale Monday 28 May

 

Venue:                       Capitol Theatre, 13 Campbell Street, Haymarket

Season:                     from 16 November 2012

Performances:          Tue at 7pm, Wed to Sat at 8pm,

Matinees Wed at 1pm, Sat at 2pm & Sun at 3pm

Tickets:                      from $69.60 to $129.90 (transaction and booking fees may apply)

Bookings:                  Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 or ticketmaster.com.au

Groups 12+ Save!  Call Group Bookings on 02 8512 9020

About sydneysocial

One twenty-something year old girl who has been living in Australia since Jan 2009.

Discussion

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Pingback: » CHITTY LANDS IN SYDNEY AT THE CAPITOL THEATRE IN NOVEMBER - May 24, 2012

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Echoer – Featured Blogger

Photobucket

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,875 other followers

Sydneysocial101 Twitter

Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.

Blog Stats

  • 116,931 hits

PINTEREST – It’s gna be big – Trust me :)

Follow Me on Pinterest

Previous Posts

%d bloggers like this: