Chitty Chitty Bang Bang JR. Opens at Inspiration Stage Oct. 19

Show travels to Junior Theatre Festival West Competition in Sacramento February 2019

SUGAR LAND, Texas (Oct. 6, 2018) – Sugar Land’s national award-winning community theatre, Inspiration Stage, presents Chitty Chitty Bang Bang JR., with four shows Oct. 19 – 21, at the historic Sugar Land Auditorium, 226 Lakeview Dr.

Photo credit: Mandy Seymore-Sensat. Truly Scrumptious (Madison Willett, Pearland), Potts (Andrew Sackett, League City), Jeremy (Holden Hagelberger, Sugar Land), Jemima (Gentry- Clarie Lumpkin, Atascocita), Baron (Drew Doyle, Sugar Land) and Baroness (Emily Adams, Katy)

Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming’s children’s book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find “Truly Scrumptious.”

In February 2019, Inspiration Stage will take Chitty Chitty Bang Bang JR. to the Junior Theatre Festival West in Sacramento, where the young actors will perform a 15-minute cut of the musical for adjudicators, and participate in acting, dance and music workshops at the festival.

Though many of the young actors are from the Sugar Land/Richmond area, cast members come from all around the Houston area, including League City, Katy, Pearland, Atascocita/Humble, and more.

Greatwood resident Campbell Baldon, 12, a Reading seventh grader, is an ensemble member of the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang JR. company heading to her first JTF in Sacramento. “I love to sing and dance and I am so excited to be a part of such a fun production. I am super excited to be performing a fun and classic show.”

Also a Greatwood resident and member of the ensemble, Annabelle Voelkel, 13, will be attending her first JTF with Inspiration Stage. “I’m excited about the new experiences I will have with my iStage family at JTF, like performing and learning from other actors,” she says.

Voeklel is a Reading eighth grader where she is a member of the advanced theatre program, says, “Inspiration Stage is like my second family. I’ve met so many friends, I continue to improve my skills, and my experiences on stage are truly fantastic!”

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Inspiration Stage is a national award-winning performance arts studio located in the historic Sugar Land Auditorium at 226 Lakeview Dr. The 2018/2019 season includes youth and adult productions, as well as acting and production classes. Tuition assistance is available to qualifying participants. For tickets and information, visit