New West actors onstage in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

New Westminster performers are part of the fun when a new family musical takes to the stage in February.

Align Entertainment is staging Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Michael J. Fox Theatre in Burnaby, running Feb. 5 to 20.

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One of its stars is New West’s own Robin Sukorokoff, who appears as Grandpa in the show based in the 1968 film version of Ian Fleming’s children’s book.

The musical stars Kevin Michael Cripps as Caractacus Potts, the eccentric inventor who sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children Jeremy (Dawson Vogt) and Jemima (Jaime MacLean).

They soon discover the car has magical properties – not the least of which are its ability to float and take flight – but trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst (Mark Turpin) covets the car for himself.

The family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious (Ranae Miller) and batty Grandpa to save the day.

Other New West residents also appear in the production: Bronwyn Williams in the ensemble, Elizabeth Irving in the kids’ ensemble and as the understudy for Jemima, and Makena Thomas and Broughan Jansz in the kids' ensemble.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is on stage Feb. 5 to 20, Thursdays through Sundays at 8 p.m., with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $37.50 regular, or $25 for students and seniors, with Thrifty Thursday deals of $25 for all tickets and a Family Day matinee event on Monday, Feb. 8 for $15.

School matinee tickets are also available for $15 for two special shows on Feb. 12 and 18.

Check out www.alignentertainment.ca for details and tickets.

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