Directed by Melanie Brown
Based on the 1968 film of the same name, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang tells the story of an eccentric inventor named Caractacus Potts who, with the help of his children Jeremy and Jemima, sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap. Soon, they discover the car has magical properties including the ability to float and take flight. However, trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself. Along with the delectable Truly Scrumptious, Caractacus and the children head to Vulgaria to rescue Grandpa Potts (who has been kidnapped by the bumbling duo, Boris and Goran) and rid the kingdom of its tyrannical, child-hating rulers. With a fantastical flying car, a heartwarming love story, and a whole bunch of teamwork, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a fun-filled musical for all the family.
In order of appearance
October 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, and 12
Directed by Bailey Murphy
Disney Channel’s smash hit movie musical comes to life in High School Musical, Jr. Troy, Gabriella, and the talented students of East High sing and dance their way through issues of love, friends, and family while balancing their classes and extra-curricular activities.
Directed by Steve Bice
Inspired by Saint-Exupéry’s own experience being stranded in the Sahara after surviving a plane crash, this family-friendly tale for all ages tells the story of a world-weary and disenchanted Aviator.
The Aviator’s sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert when a mysterious, regal “little man” appears and asks him to draw him a sheep. The Aviator obliges and the two travel the desert together.
During their time together, the Little Prince tells the Aviator about his adventures through the galaxy, how he met the Lamplighter and the Businessman and the Geographer, and about his strained relationship with a very special flower on his own tiny planet. The Little Prince also talks to everyone he meets: a garden of roses, the Snake, and a Fox.
From each interaction, he gains a unique insight which he shares with the Aviator. “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.” Eventually, both the “little man” and the Aviator must go home – each with a new understanding.
Join a walking small group tour along a laid out path through the cool evening of the gently lit Forest Preserve. Enjoy 8 song stations with Broadway classic, family-friendly songs performed by community artists. A friendly tour Emcee will lead each group on the easy 5-minute walk between performance stops, sharing details about the songs, shows, and performers. The full tour will run approximately 90 minutes.
David Carter – “Some Enchanted Evening” from South Pacific
Camryn Chapman and Mickie Felder – “For Good” from Wicked
Karen Herring – “Memory” from Cats
Chris Alonzo – “All for the Best” from Godspell
Carter DeShazo – “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz
Charlotte Hendrix – “Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm” from How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Dawn Mosley – “Corner of the Sky” from Pippin
Jessica Connelly and Rachel Pair – Medley from The Sound of Music
July 31 and August 1