CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG to Run 11/19- 12/22 at QPAC
The local Queensland children set to star in the Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC's) season of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang from 19 November to 22 December have been announced.
Selected from over 300 auditionees, playing the coveted roles of Jeremy and Jemima Potts are four Queensland locals, Jayden McGinlay, 8 years, from Pacific Pines, Campbell MacCorquodale, 11 years, from Kenmore Hills, Sophie Moman, 10 years, from Daisy Hill and Emma Cobb, 9 years, fromMackay.
Along with these four successful children another 32 local boys and girls have secured roles as the sewer children; those who live in the sewers underneath the dastardly Baron Bomburst's castle, to escape from the evil Child Catcher.
Director Roger Hodgman who sits in on all of the children's auditions believes that the children who have been cast in the QPAC production are some of the best he has seen so far.
"We were delighted with the talent of the children who auditioned for the Brisbane season of Chitty. It was hard to choose between so many great performers, but we think we've got fabulous Jeremy's and Jemima's and a terrific children's ensemble. We're all looking forward to them joining the cast," said Mr Hodgman.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, after enchanting audiences of all ages across Australia, brings the action packed adventure to life at QPAC concluding the productions national tour in Brisbane on 22 December 2013.
Telling the story of the magical flying car, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, eccentric inventor Caractacus Potts and his two children Jemima and Jeremy, alongside Truly Scrumptious and Grandpa Potts, who are all trying to outwit the dastardly Baron Bomburst and the evil Child Catcher.
Directed by Roger Hodgman, choreographed by Dana Jolly and with musical direction by Peter Casey, the Australian creative team and magnificent cast, lead by David Hobson and Rachael Beckreally bring the beloved characters including Chitty to life.
Featuring music by The Sherman Brothers, who also wrote the music for Mary Poppins; this Australian production features all of the iconic songs from the original film and brings a full company of over 70 (including eight dogs), sensational sets and stunning special effects.
The most highly anticipated family musical of 2013, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, will be presented at QPAC for a limited 5 week season, from 19 November to 22 December 2013, tickets are on sale now via www.qpac.com.au or 136 246.