Marist College students are dressed and ready for this weekend’s performances. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN

Marist College is presenting Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr at the Ulumbarra Theatre this weekend.

Director Trina Wilson said it all started in February during auditions.

“All were offered roles. Rehearsals ran for two nights a week and many sessions during the week,” Ms Wilson said.

“We have been thrilled to see the performers grow in confidence, skill and maturity all while having a terrifically fun time.

“For us, one of the many rewards that come from directing the production is watching the older and younger students working together and forming friendships.”

Ms Wilson said there are very few activities that run across all year levels and very few schools that open their production to students of all ages.

“It is one aspect of Marist production that is fast becoming a tradition and it is a privilege to witness as we grow our community,” she said.

“The performing arts are a special place where students can be a part of something truly scrumptious, even life changing, and we know many adults who carry powerful and proud memories of their school productions.”

The show runs at the Ulumbarra Theatre today, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets from www.gotix.com.au