From October 28th to November 15th, The Players Theatre will be presenting most fantasmagorical musical in the history of everything, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” as part of their 86th Broadway Season

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Sarasota, FL — From October 28th to November 15th, The Players Theatre will be presenting most fantasmagorical musical in the history of everything, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” as part of their 86th  Broadway Season. Directed and choreographed by Berry Ayers, this musical is based on the much-beloved 1968 film version of the same name which was, in turn, based on the popular children’s book by Ian Fleming. Music and Lyrics were written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, the same writers that made Mary Poppins so chim-chim-cheree! An out-of-this-world musical adventure, the cast is lead by AJ Forsyth who plays the zany English inventor Caractacus Potts. Truly Scumptious, with whom Potts falls in love, is played by Kaitlynn Barrett. Joining the adventure are Pott’s two children, Jeremy and Jemima, played by Ryan Modjeski and Belle Babcock. Together, they embark on a fantastical tour in their magical flying car. The “flying” car will be the star of the show, having been lovingly and painstakingly built by John Reynolds.


Jeffery Kin, Artistic Director, remarks, “Nothing could excite this ‘kid at heart’, more than bringing an incredible musical like “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” to our stage! The movie always enthralled me as a kid…and I grew up singing the amazing songs. We are proud to bring this story to the stage with our teams of creative folks and cherished volunteers. It will surely be 2 hours of fun and fantasy for the whole family to enjoy!”


Regular tickets are $25 with Premium seating (Rows A-E) at $30. Full time students under 24 with valid ID are $12. However, on select nights, there is a special “Family 4 Pack” – 4 seats for $60 ($15 each). These select nights are: Friday, Nov. 6th at 7:30pm; Saturday, Nov. 7th at 2pm; and Friday, Nov. 13, 7:30pm.


Story: Jeremy and Jemima meet Truly Scrumptious while admiring an old race car that is for sale for 30 shillings. The two bring Truly home to meet their Father, Caractacus Potts, who has invented Toot Sweets—a whistle candy, which he attempts to sell in order to buy the old car. His plan fails, but he does sell another one of his inventions and Potts purchases the car. He works his magic on the old race car, but two Vulgarians want the special car and lure the four to Vulgaria, where their Baron is holding the Pott’s Grandfather captive. Upon arrival in Vulgaria, the Potts children are captured and it is up to Caractacus and Truly to save the children and their Grandfather.


Performance Dates:


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

October 28th to November 15th

October 28th: Preview Night

October 29th: Opening Night

October 28, 29, 31, November 3-7; 12-14 at 7:30pm

November 1,7,8,15 at 2:00PM



$25 Regular

$30 Premium (rows A-E)

$12 Full Time Student under 24 w/valid ID

“Family 4 Pack” $60. Valid November 6, 7 & 13



Caractacus Potts                                                                  AJ Forsyth

Truly Scrumptious                                                               Kaitlynn Barrett

Grandpa Potts                                                                      Ric Stroup

Baron Bomburst                                                                  Tim Fitzgerald

Baroness Bomburst                                                            Debbi White

The Child Catcher/Junkman                                             Daniel Pelissier

The Toy Maker/Coggins                                                    Derek Dutcher

Jeremey Potts                                                                       Ryan Modjeski

Jemima Potts                                                                        Belle Babcock

Boris                                                                                       Bill Sarazen

Goran                                                                                     Brett Johnson

Lord Scrumptious/Vulgarian                                             Michael Brown

Adult Ensemble/Turkey Farmer/ Inventor                     Barbara Bostic

Adult Ensemble/Morris Man/Inventor                            Miriam Roeming-Engle

Adult Ensemble/Miss Phillips/Morris Man/Vulgarian  Kay Siebold

Adult Ensemble/Violet/Vulgarian                                    Grace Vitale

Adult Ensemble/Morris Man/Vulgarian                          Paige Galdieri

Adult Ensemble/Sid/Captain                                            Lucinda Schlotterback

Adult Ensemble/Chef/Morris Man/Inventor                 Nancy Creighton

Kids Ensemble/Greta                                                          Tori Bates

Kids Ensemble/Toby                                                          Ricky Bizzaro

Kids Ensemble/Marta                                                         Riley Bloom

Kids Ensemble                                                                     Siobhan Boyle

Kids Ensemble/Singing Boy                                              Ian Burnsworth

Kids Ensemble                                                                     Nya Chambless

Kids Ensemble/Singing Girl                                                Tori Greenlaw

Kids Ensemble                                                                     Anika Pisz

Kids Ensemble/Stephen                                                     Charles Shoemaker

Kids Ensemble/Soldier                                                        Olivia Yagy

Kids Ensemble                                                                     Tommy Magurie

Kids Ensemble                                                                     Liam Magurie



Director/Choreography      Berry Ayers

Production Manager           Berry Ayers

Assist Director                      Lauren Ward

Technical Director               Ken Junkins

Asst. Technical Dir.             Alyssa Goudy

Musical Director                  Becky Heintz

AVLE                                     Seth Berry

Stage Manager                     Alyssa Goudy

Asst. Stage Mgr.                   Josh Linderman

Props Coordinator               Drue Murray

Set Design                             Matt Nitsch

Car Designer/Builder           John Reynolds

Costumes                              Kaylene McCaw

Specialty Projections          Jerry Chambless

Make Up Design                  Miranda Becker


The Players Theatre 

838 N. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota FL 34236, 941-365-2494, Fax: 941-954-0282 Box Office: Mon-Sat, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and one hour prior to curtain time.

The Players Box Office is located on Tamiami Trail between 10th Street and Blvd. of the Arts.



The Players Theatre

838 N Tamiami Trail

Sarasota FL 34236


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