Come soar with Chitty

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Simon Oyama plays Jeremy Potts and Isabella Bivens plays Jemima Potts in HCT’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

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Jake Lester, with suspenders, and Dylan Crowe adjust their outfits in the mirror before rehearsal for “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” The musical being put on by the Hawaii Children’s Theater opens tonight at Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall.

LIHUE — Kenna Shafter hadn’t planned on auditioning for the Hawaii Children’s Theatre’s production of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.”