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Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall
600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-556-2787
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4.2 / 5 Rated by 76 members
Review from Caroline McNabb
81 events 17 reviews

The opening night of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the OC Performing Arts Center proved magical and entrancing with a surprise visit from one of the Sherman brothers, the composers of much of Disney's most popular music.

And it was indeed the...continued

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Review from Steve Marine
36 events 12 reviews

The movie is far superior. This show is quite listless and the sound quality was terrible...hard to hear what anyone was singing.

reviewed Jul 12 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from David Kreiner
Red Velvet 92 events 33 reviews

I originally saw this in London in 2002 and enjoyed it. Opening night went without a hitch, and the hall was mostly full. Great staging and great singing and choreography. Smaller children around me were noisy and restless, but that is to be...continued

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the most phantasmagorical Broadway musical in the history of everything, flies into the Orange County Performing Arts Center’s Segerstrom Hall. Based on the timeless novel by famed James Bond author and creator Ian Fleming, the production features music and lyrics by the legendary Sherman brothers, composers of Mary Poppins. The national tour features an original script and fresh adaptation directed by Ray Roderick.

The Broadway production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang* *received five Tony® Award nominations, 10 Outer Critics Circle Award nominations and four Drama Desk nominations during its Broadway run at the Hilton Theatre. It opened on April 28, 2005. The London production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang* *was nominated for three Laurence Olivier Awards in 2003, including Best New Musical, and won Best Musical at the Variety Club Awards in 2003. The production opened on April 16, 2002 to rave reviews and record-breaking business at the London Palladium and continues to sell-out on tour across the U.K.  

This stage adaptation of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang_** **features a beloved score, including memorable classics such as “Truly Scrumptious,” “Toot Sweets,” “Hushabye Mountain” and the Oscar®-nominated title song, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.”   

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang_** was originally directed by Adrian Noble on Broadway. This newly conceived version, with direction and adapted script by Ray Roderick, features sets and costumes by renowned English designer Anthony Ward, additional set designs by Robert Bissinger and lighting by Charlie Morrison. New choreography is by JoAnn M. Hunter.   The national tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang **is executive produced by Daniel Sher of Big League Productions.

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