Naomi Altshuler - Baroness
Rachel Barkan-Vainer - Truly Scrumptious
Aliza Ben Moha - Ensemble, Turkey farmer
Dale David Boccaccio Honor - Junkman, Childcatcher
Jason Elbaum - Grandpa Potts
Hannah Geitel Elbaum - Ensemble, Inventor
Leiah Elbaum - Lady Scrumptious, Ensemble
Daniel Fliegler - Coggins, Torymaker
Ben Friedman - Understudy Coggins, Ensemble, Guard
Sorah Grotsky - Spy Goran
Shirel Haines - Ensemble
Asher Halperin - Spy Boris
Yisrael Levitt - Baron Bomburst
Joseph Lutnick - Jeremy Potts
Yisrael Lutnick - Caractacus Potts
Noa Ohana - Ensemble, Chitty Angel
Ella Ohana - Ensemble, Chitty Angel
Mimi Saltan - Jemima Potts
Nava Swidler - Ensemble
Eli Swidler - Understudy Toymaker, Ensemble, Guard
Eden Tourgeman - Ensemble
Ahuva Turtletaub - Ensemble
Erika Turtletaub - Miss Phillips, Ensemble
Tehilah Valier - Sweets machine, Toby
Maya Rahel Zedek - Ensemble
Joshua Lutnick - Machine boy
Naomi Altshuler, (The Baroness) has been an avid theater and musical fan since childhood. Before making aliyah, Naomi was involved in performance arts in Los Angeles - as a proud member of the Jewish Women’s Repertory Company, and on and off stage in The Drowsy Chaperone, The Music Man, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Beauty and the Beast. She would like to thank her family near and far for their support and specifically Rochel for all the heart-to-hearts throughout this process. Samba!
Rachel Barkan-Vainer, (Truly Scrumptious) is a classically-trained Soubrette Soprano originally from New York. She studied under Alexis Martin and attended the Conservatory of Music of Brooklyn College where she received her Bachelor's of Music. Rachel has previously played the Dew Fairy in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, and Jenny in Sondheim's Company. Truly Scrumptious is her Israeli premiere. When not performing or teaching music at her home studio in Rehovot, she can usually be found crocheting. Rachel wants to thank her husband, David, for the continual love, support and common sense.
Aliza Ben Moha, (Chef, Turkey Farmer, Scientist) Born and raised in Israel, a translator by day and an amateur singer and actress by night, Aliza loves musical theater. She took part in past productions such as Of Thee I Sing (French Ambassador), Fiddler on the Roof (Grandma Tzietel), The Sound of Music,The King and I, Peter Pan and Kismet.
Dale David Boccaccio Honor, (Child Catcher, Junkman, Sid) of Jerusalem, made Aliyah from Denver, Colorado in 2004. He is a writer, editor and entertainer. For the entertainment field, he was trained at Metropolitan State University of Denver and the Arvada Academy of The Arts in Colorado. He was trained vocally (classical/musical theatre) under the tutelage of the renowned Dr. Scott Martin (Julliard School and University of Maryland) and contemporary/jazz/rock/pop voice under the tutelage of Lynn Skinner (MSUD). He has been part of the entertainment industry in America (Los Angeles and Denver) and Israel for over 40 years as a script writer, producer, director, stage and TV actor doing voiceovers, commercials, singing, puppeteering, modeling and dancing). He began as a child actor ABC after-school specials. His most recent role on television was in the Israeli hit show “Blue Natali” (YES). He created, produced and hosted his own Cable Access TV talk show and news program Torah Talk (DCTV), viewed by millions in the Rocky Mountain region of America twice a week in the early 2000s. He was a successful model in the 1980s for ad campaigns such as The Gap. Dale David has performed dozens of iconic stage roles including: Cabaret (Emcee); The Producers (Roger De Bris); PIPPIN (King Charlemagne); Singin' in the Rain (Rod); Merrily We Roll Along (Tyler); The Miracle Worker (Captain Arthur Keller); Arsenic - The Musical! (Jonathan Brewster); Barefoot in the Park (Victor Velasco); 1776 (Judge James Wilson); West Side Story (Bernardo); The Pirates of Penzance (The Pirate King); Camelot (King Arthur); How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (J. Pierpont Finch); The Music Man (Harold Hill); The Comedy of Errors (Dr. Pinch); Divine Right (Shlomo); Oliver (Oliver Twist); Irena's Vow (Major Eduard Rugemer); State Fair (Abel Frake); The Yeomen of the Guard (Geoffrey Gruff-Yeoman); Rocky Horror Show (Riff Raff); Carousel (Billy Bigelow); Rent (Paul, Mr. Jefferson, Seasons of Love soloist). Five of his original short plays - The Veteran, The Mood Ring, Scared and Scarred, Raggedy Oreo and Buried Alive were performed on stage in Israel and he has written many plays and scripts for stage and television through the years. Dale David has been part of many Vocal Jazz (The Madrilaires etc.) and Acapella, Quartet, Trio vocal groups (“A Few Of Many” etc.) and has been lead vocalist for various R&B/Rock/Pop bands through the years (Flight, Crossroads, Davey & The Blu Dog Band, Confluence, The Dale Honor Band, String Bridge, Blue Rainbow etc.). In America he directed and produced productions such as Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, South Pacific, Teahouse Of The August Moon, Hamlet, The Crucible, Taming of the Shrew, and Guys and Dolls. As a puppeteer (with his puppet theatres Denver Puppets 4H and Jerusalem Junction) and as a vocalist he has performed in the US, Israel, Argentina, and Italy. During the very trying year of 2020, Dale David performed/participated in Virtual Theatre productions/readings such as Vilna (Sergeant Martin Weiss) and The Fallen (Dejan) and worked on various voice over projects.
Jason Elbaum, (Grandpa Potts) of Modiin is playing his third role for Israel Musicals. Prior to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jason played congressional custodian Andrew McNair in 1776 (2009), followed by Charlie Cowell in The Music Man (2011). Earlier, he sang for several years for a local chazzanut choir. Other performance credits include annual reprises of Megilat Esther in character voices, and occasional cameos as a little league baseball umpire. The rest of the time, he "performs" as a software engineer and father of five.
Hannah Geitel Elbaum, (Inventor, Factory Worker, Ensemble) is an 11th grader from Modiin. She has had a passion for the stage since she was little, performing in local children's drama productions over the years. She loves Shakespeare, Gilbert and Sullivan, science fiction and fantasy, and aspires to be a writer and work in theatre.
Leiah Elbaum, (Lady Scrumptious, Vulgarian Inventor) of Modiin is happy to return to the stage with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. She has performed over the years with local choirs, flamenco and oriental dance groups. The role of stately older English lady has been a speciality of hers since playing Mrs. Hepworth in a 6th form production of Hobson's Choice. She can be heard most evenings singing her regular gigs for her five children around bedtime.
Daniel Fliegler, (Toymaker, Mr. Coggins) worked as an actor in New York and been working as an actor in Israel since making aliya. Daniel has also worked as a producer, director, and writer. whose works include the Theatre Row NY production Going Home, the Israeli documentary Full Circle, the music video L'Chol Dodi, and currently a feature film about his late father's involvement in aliya. While in the US, Daniel's theater experience included PDQ Bach, the title role in The Elephant Calf, as well as Antigone; and his film/video roles were in The Clinic, The Unremakables, Waste Meat News, and several publicity hoaxes under Alan Abel. In Israel, Daniel's theatre experience includes Of Thee I Sing, Fiddler On The Roof, G-d of Isaac, The Statement, Divine Right, and Little Orphan Annie, and film/video roles in Everything Is Fine Mom, Stories of Rebbe Nachman, The Gift, It Starts With You, and It’s Your Move.
Ben Friedman, ( U.S. Coggins, Soldier, Factory Worker, Samba/Bamboo Dancer, Inventor) Originally from Karnei Shomron, Ben, 25, is very happy to make his dream come true, and you're watching his very first musical! When not dancing and singing at rehearsals, Ben is a hydrotherapist and a swim teacher - so you're likely to find him underwater. Ben recently moved from Jerusalem to Beer Sheva (not a lot of water for you there Ben!) and takes singing and pop-dancing courses on his free time.
Sorah Grotsky, (Vulgarin Spy Goran), from Beit Shemesh, started acting on stage at age twenty in I Never Saw Another Butterfly where she played Raja, a brave Holocaust survivor. She quickly followed in her role as a southern beauty school graduate, Annelle, in Steel Magnolias. Sorah is looking forward to being back on stage despite the challenges the theater community has faced, and has immensely enjoyed being a part of this fantastic show from the very beginning. In her free time Sorah enjoys bouldering, and traveling around the world.
Shirel Haines, (English Child, Ensemble) is very excited to be acting and dancing in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, her first theater production. She is in 10th grade at Ha'arava School, and loves to be creative and think out of the box. It is a dream come true for Shirel to be in a show with so many talented and experienced actors/dancers/singers who are also such a privilege to perform with.
Asher Halperin, (Vulgarian Spy Boris) lives in Yad Binyamin, and started acting at age thirteen in The Third Wave. Since then, Asher has performed in a variety of productions including The Assassins, Cabaret, Cinderella, Rewrite the World, and Fiddler on the Roof. In his free time, Asher enjoys rollerblading, skiing, online gaming, streaming and making YouTube videos, including theater production promo videos such as for CCBB. Asher is excited to see CCBB come to life on stage.
Yisrael Levitt, (The Baron) is a family physician by day. He is delighted to appear in his tenth production for Israel Musicals (most recently as Throttlebottom in Of Thee I Sing). Other credits include Bumble in The Hillel Theater Workshop's Oliver, Father Ramon in Theater and Theology's Divine Right, Colonel Pickering in J-Town Playhouse's Pygmalion, and The Proprietor in J-Town Playhouse's Assassins. He is especially pleased to be playing Baron Bomburst, who helps him let out his inner child.
Joseph Lutnick, (Jeremy Potts) began his stage career at age four, when he sang a duet with his father at a show in the US. Since then he has written songs himself and is becoming an accomplished pianist. He is excited to make his musical theatre debut playing the son of the inventor, who happens to be his real life father!
Yisrael Lutnick, (Caractacus Potts). Yisrael's favorite childhood movie was Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. He's excited to bring it to life, especially after 18 months of pandemic-interrupted rehearsal and preparation. Other favorite roles he has played include Don Quixote (Man of La Mancha), John Adams (1776), Captain Hook (Peter Pan), Gus (Cats), Juan Peron (Evita), President John Wintergreen (Of Thee I Sing) and Bert Cohen/Moses (Rewrite the World!). He is proud to be sharing the stage with such a talented cast, including, for the first time, his two sons, Joseph and Joshua.
Noa Ohana, (English Child, Vulgarian Child, Chitty's Angel) is ten years old and in 5th grade at Moledet School in Mevasseret Tzion. She has enjoyed making so many wonderful new friends in this show. This is her first musical.
Ella Ohana, (English Child, Vulgarian Child, Chitty's Angel) is twelve years old and in 7th grade at Hayovel School in Mevasseret Tzion. Ella loves musicals and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has always been one of the favourites. This is her first time on stage and she is loving every minute of it.
Mimi Saltan, (Jemima) is very excited to make her acting debut in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. She is ten years old and in 5th grade at Hemdat HaShaked School in Mevaseret Tzion. In her spare time Mimi enjoys listening to music, making dancing videos with her friends, and playing Roblox.
Nava Swidler, (English Lady, Vulgarian Lady and Vulgarian Child), is in 9th grade at Ohr Torah Stone High School in Ramot, Jerusalem. She enjoys singing and acting and has participated in Jerusalem English theater productions since 4th grade, including The Wizard of Oz, The Mikado, Hans Christian Anderson and The King and I (Encore).
Eli Swidler, (Toy Maker, Bamboo Dancer, Inventor, Vulgarian Soldier and a Vulgarian Citizen) is 17 and in 12th grade at Shefa in Jerusalem. He has been acting in shows since age eight, including The King and I (Israel Musicals and Jest), and The Wizard of Oz (Encore).
Eden Tourgeman, (English Child) is ten years old, and made aliyah from New York two years ago. She studies at Ein Harim School in Ein Karem, Jerusalem. She enjoys dance and is very artistic, and this wonderful experience has exposed her to a whole new world since Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is her first musical!
Ahuva Turtletaub, (English Child, Factory Worker, Vulgarian Child) is in 8th grade at Alma Emuna in Jerusalem. This is her first show and she is so grateful to be a part of such a welcoming and talented cast. Ahuva is very excited to see CCBB come together!
Erika Turtletaub, (English Lady, Mrs. Phillips, Vulgarian Bombi Samba Dancer) grew up in Kenya and attended the International School of Kenya, where in high school her love for musicals first began with small roles in Guys and Dolls and Fiddler On The Roof. After eighteen years living in Melbourne, Australia, Erika made Aliyah in February 2020 with her daughter Ahuva (also in CCBB).
Tehilah Valier, (Toby, English Child, Sweet-Making Machine) is nine years old and has lived in Nachlaot, Jerusalem since birth. She has been acting and doing standup since the age of two for family, friends, and youth group. Her first professional role was in March for a Woojer Vest ad, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is her first theater production. Tehilah is having the time of her life with CCBB and thanks all involved for the opportunity.
Maya Rahel Zedek, (English Child) is in 7th grade, in an avid drawer and loves her cat, dancing, anime and more!
Joshua Lutnick, (Machine Boy), eight years old, is pleased as punch to make his stage debut. Josh was recently seen in a YouTube video called "Am Yisrael Chai," where he danced with his father and brother, Joseph. He is having the time of his life in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!
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