Fall Musical 2016 smThe IFYAC Fall Musical, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was highlighted in the Idaho Falls Magazine in their Sep/Oct 2016 issue.
Here is a trascript of the article authored by Megan Hopfer.  The Idaho Falls Magazine article can be found here.  

Fall Musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - 2016 IF Magazine

    The infamous, high-flying Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will be soaring into Idaho Falls for a fantasmagorial adventure this November. The Idaho Falls Youth Arts Centre is proud to present Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — the show where everyone’s favorite car comes to life! Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is about invention, inspiration, and seeing the world through the eyes of a child. It’s a fun-filled adventure for the entire family.

Audiences of all ages will be captivated as the Civic Auditorium is transformed into a rural England village and the exuberant world of Vulgaria. Featuring songs from the award-winning score Chitty Chitty Bang Bang showcases all of your favorites including Toot Sweets, Truly Scrumptious, and of course, the title song, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

For 17 years now, the Idaho Falls Arts Centre has been providing quality productions in this community. Director Dana Atkins is excited to bring her vision of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to the stage. “When I heard that IFYAC was producing Chitty Chitty Bang Bang I immediately wanted to be involved. I am so exicted to work with such a talented cast and crew,” she said.

Buckle your seatbelts and get ready for the ride of your life!

This year’s cast features over 80 local performers and a twenty-piece live orchestra. Kenny McMurphy will be featured as Caractacus Potts, and will be joined by Becky Browning as Truly Scrumptious, Dallin Serr as Jeremy Potts, Emma Nichols as Jemima Potts, with Jason Cannon and Alyssa Herrin as Baron and Baroness Bomburst. And of course, the adventure wouldn’t be complete without the spies, the toymaker, the childcatcher, the candy factory workers, the vulgarians, and yes, that magical flying car.

Each year IFYAC brings professional live theater experiences to the youth of our community while giving them an opportunity to mentor with experienced actors and staff. The majority of the cast are under the age of 18, and this opportunity is possible for them because IFYAC’s mission is to provide quality opportunities to grow in the performing arts for young people through participation in music, dramatic arts and creative movement.

Atkins describes the musical adaptation of the beloved film as something that truly caputures the essense of the story and brings it to life on the stage. “The story, the music, the characters ... it’s a fantastic show full of magic and adventure. There is something in it for everyone.” 

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang runs Nov. 11-12 and 14-15 at 7 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium, with a special matinee performance on Saturday, Nov. 12. Tickets go on sale Sept. 1. Reserved seating tickets can be purchased at the Idaho Falls Arts Centre for $18 and general admission tickets can be purchased at www.ifyac.org or at the door for $12. More information is also available at www.ifyac.org or by calling (208) 557-3344.