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Willy Wonka, Jr.
Date/TimeDate(s) - 10/06/2017 7:30 pm
WILLY WONKA, JR. Directed by Kristi Wink
October 6, 7, & 8, 2017 – Fri & Sat 7:30pm | Sun 2pm
It’s a delicious adventure at the Marion Palace Theatre as Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory bubbles to life on stage! This captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale features enchanting and memorable songs, dancing Oompa Loompas, and a talented cast of local youth led by Director Kristi Wink. WILLY WONKA, JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.
The well known tale stars Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. The winning children earn a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour with the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences.
Adding to the fun for this production will be a Willy Wonka Candy Shoppe and a special meet and greet with the cast including lunch before the show on Sunday, October 8 (separate $6 ticket required). Reserved Seating $18 adults, $12 children age 12 & younger. Sponsored by Jim & Barb Greetham. Supported by the Ohio Arts Council.
Words and Music by Leslie Bricussse and Anthony Newly
Adapted for the Stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy A. McDonald
Based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.