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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Opens 7/8 in the Signal Mountain Playhouse Amphitheatre

For forty five years the signal Mountain Playhouse has been presenting two plays or musicals every year—inside in the winter and outside in the summer. For all that time, almost every one of the 100 people involved in producing and staging the shows have been volunteers.

This Summer the Signal Mountain Playhouse is staging a production of Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, directed by Allan Ledford, who talked to Richard Winham about his career, the ten years he’s been a director at the Playhouse, and the particular challenges he faced presenting a large scale musical on an outdoor stage.

Richard Winham joined WUTC five years after the station began broadcasting to the Chattanooga area and the Tennessee Valley.