Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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The comical antics that followed the creation of a magical car unfolded on the stage at P.J. Gelinas Junior High School when student-actors performed the Long Island Premier of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” this March.

The musical, based on the Ian Fleming novel and hit 1968 film, told the tale of an inventor who, unbeknownst to him, restored an old racing car into a flying vehicle capable of many heroic acts. Comedy ensued as devious characters attempt to seize the car for themselves.

This year’s production was directed by teacher Robert DePersio and included a pit orchestra predominately comprised of student-musicians.