By Ari Karpel
May 16, 2005 at 04:00 AM EDT

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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Dude, where’s my flying car? Fret not, for the onomatopoeic auto driving this frothy children’s musical (lifted from the 1968 film) takes flight right on cue: In the grand tradition of Phantom‘s chandelier and Miss Saigon‘s helicopter, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ascends at the tail end of Act 1 to oohs and aahs. This T-shirt sales vehicle careens from Willy Wonka wackiness to Lemony Snicket malice, with Raúl Esparza’s unwitting inventor at its charming, gooey center, and Jan Maxwell’s child-hating Baroness Bomburst providing comic relief. Did we mention there’s a flying car? B-

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