What wonderful entertainment: adventure, eccentric characters, enterprising children, baddies, a little romance and a car that swims and flies! It’s all in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Babirra’s production with a total cast of 37 plus a few dogs as well as 14 in the orchestra delivered in spades.
All the cast gave strong performances, and while it’s a bit unfair to single out Michelle Eddington as Truly Scrumptious (because the part itself invites admiration!), I was amazed to read in the program that apart from school productions (and a life long love for music), this appears to have been her first major role! And everything else came together, too: the movement of the car (enhanced by the bold use of projection), the choreography, the costumes, the sets and a polished finale.