Any musical that claims to be the most FANTASMAGORICAL stage musical in the history of everything is sure to be a bit goofy, lots of fun and have plenty of wow factor.
When: opening 30 January 2013, Tues 1pm, Wed 1pm, Wed – Thur 7pm, Fri – Sat 8pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 3pm Performance times are subject to change.
Where: Her Majesty’s Theatre, Exhibition Street, Melbourne
Cost: Tickets start at $55.90
Today Charlie (4) and I went along to a Media preview of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang which opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne last night. We got to see Chitty’s first flight: it was truly impressive, you wont be disappointed. Charlie leapt out of his seat and was glued. When he saw his dad tonight the first thing he announced was “I saw a flying car today!!”.
We were treated to two more scenes – the villainous Child-catcher/Junkman, played by Tyler Coppin, and one of the final scenes, “Toot Sweet” with most of the cast performing a song and dance number, which was lots of fun.
David Hobson and Rachael Beck lead the cast as Caractacus Potts and Truly Scrumptious.
My memory of the story is a bit patchy so we’re adding the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang movie to the must watch list – maybe this weekend if the rain keeps up.
Just a note – Charlie was a little worried about the Junkman scene and asked me a few questions about him afterwards. And while it might have been a little scary for him instead of covering his eyes he covered his ears – I guess he just couldn’t bare to look away :-)
Look forward to posting a full review after we see the show!