Children’s Playhouse of Maryland opens 2015-2016 season with Ian Fleming’s “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”

Sep 08, 2015 | by Jacquie Lucy | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.761.2482 (cell)

Sept. 19,20, 26,27 and Oct. 3, 4, Administration Building Lecture Hall, CCBC Essex

Baltimore County, MD – Children’s Playhouse of Maryland, in residence at Community College of Baltimore County, Essex, kicks off its 2015-2016 season with a bang -- Ian Fleming’s “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” to be exact! The production will run weekends at 1 p.m. on Sept. 19, 20, 26, 27, and Oct. 3, 4 with an additional performance at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26. All Performances will be held in the Administration Building Lecture Hall, 7201 Rossville Blvd. The Sunday, Oct. 4, performance will be sign-language interpreted by students in the American Sign Language Certificate Program at CCBC Catonsville. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased online at www.cpmarts.org or from the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-ARTS (2787) from Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Based on availability, tickets may be purchased at the door.

“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” is based on the 1968 film from Ian Fleming’s novel with book by Jeremy Sams with lyrics and music by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman. The musical comedy is the story of an inventor, Caractacus Potts, an eccentric who begins restoring an old race car that his children, Jemima and Jeremy, find in a junk heap. They discover that the car is magic and can fly. When the evil Baron Bomburst tries to take the car, all sorts of misadventures ensue! Songs include “Truly Scrumptious,” “Hushabye Mountain,” “Toot Sweets” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.”

This CPM production features a cast of more than 40 student actors from Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Harford County. Charlie Holt of Kingsville, Md. appears as Caractacus Potts with Rhiannon Owen of Nottingham, Md. as Truly Scrumptious. Also featured are Maia Vong of Towson, Md. and Dylan Morrison of Perry Hall, Md. as Jemima and Jeremy Potts.

Student actors appearing in featured roles are: DeVonte’ Tasker of Baltimore, Md. (Boris); Theo Halligan of Baltimore, Md. (Goran), Eva Hellerbach of Baltimore, Md. (Baroness Bomburst), Nathan Beyer of Fallston, Md. (Baron Bomburst/Lord Scrumptious), Victoria Caldwell of Joppa, Md. (Toymaker), Max Wolf of Parkville, Md. (Grandpa), Sam Patterson of Towson, Md. (Childcatcher).

Appearing in supporting roles are: Ethan Holler, Rachel Miller and Gwen Lowell of Baltimore, Md., Erin, Evelyn, Maeve and Nora Acerno of Bel Air, Md., Ann and Pierce Elliott of Cockeysville, Naim Peace of Edgewood, Md., Ali Radomsky, Mara Jade Beaumier and Mia Dill of Essex, Md., Matt Byrd, Zachary Byrd and Maura Bohn of Halethorpe, Md., Addison Barry, Emma Hester, Sammy Jungwirth and Emily Ricci of Nottingham, Md., Allison Mudd of Parkville, Md., Claire Schafer and Olivia Aubele of Perry Hall, Md., Amy Claudio, Sophie Claudio and Angela Boeren of Rosedale, Md., Katie Doyle and Kathryn Schudel of Towson, Md. and Olivia Lockett of White Marsh, Md.

Liz Boyer Hunnicutt directs this production, Chris Rose is the Musical Director and Amanda Dickson is the choreographer.

The CCBC Essex Administration Building Lecture Hall is a wheelchair-accessible facility. Please request accommodations at the time of ticket purchase. For more information, please call the Box Office at 443-840-ARTS (2787) or the CPM Administrative Office at 443-840-2426. For directions to the Essex campus, go to www.ccbcmd.edu.

SNEAK PEEK!

CPM’s production of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” will be premiered at the 9th Annual CPM Fundraising Gala to be held Saturday, Sept. 12 on the Mainstage of the College Community Center Theatre at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Blvd. Tickets are only $25 each and can be purchased online at www.cpmarts.org or from the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-ARTS (2787) from Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
The Mainstage theatre is wheel-chair accessible.

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About the Children’s Playhouse of Maryland
Children’s Playhouse of Maryland, Inc., in residence at CCBC Essex, is a not for profit community theatre dedicated to youth performers ages 18 and under.