The musical "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," based on the 1968 movie, is opening at Billings Studio Theatre on Nov. 30 and runs through Dec. 17.

The play follows an eccentric inventor who sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children. They soon discover the car has magical properties, including the ability to float and take flight. Dick Van Dyke played the inventor in the film, which was based on an Ian Fleming novel.

Trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bonburst desires the magic car for himself. The family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and batty Grandpa Potts to outwit the dastardly Baron and Baroness and their villainous henchman, the Child Catcher.

Music and lyrics are by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman and the play is adapted for the stage by Jeremy Sams and Ray Roderick. 

Tickets are $22 for adults and $20 for seniors and students. They are available by calling 248-1141.

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Entertainment Reporter

Jaci Webb covers entertainment for The Billings Gazette.