Actors Jimmy Berkenpas and Kirsten Durand try out the magical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang created by drag-racecar builder John Tebak for presentation at Theatre in the Country every weekend in June.

Tale of a magical car

Dinner theatre group presents Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

It will be magic when a “spectaculous” flying car takes to the stage as Theatre in the Country presents Chitty Chitty Bang Bang every weekend in June.

The musical production features nine actors from Mission, including Avery Krysciak, Glen Kask, Lawrence Locke, Spencer McAstocker, Abbey Neustaeter, Ezekiel and Diedre Salmon, Dawson and Demarra Vogt.

The rollicking musical tells the story of children who fall in love with a junkyard car and beg their father to restore it rather than have it fall into the hands of the selfish villain.

Theatre in the Country is believed to be the only ongoing dinner theatre group in the Lower Mainland. It has taken over the former Whonnock elementary school on 272nd Street and 100th Avenue, half way between downtown Mission and downtown Maple Ridge.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was written by spy-novel master Ian Fleming while he was convalescing from a heart attack.  A three-book series was published two months after he died, in 1964.  Four years later it was turned into a movie and in 2002 was adapted for the stage.

To enjoy the roast beef buffet and see the show with dozens of live special effect, call 604-259-9737 or go to


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