Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka
A Weathervane Playhouse Emerging Artist Series Production
Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Adapted for the Stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald
Based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Directed by Sarah Elaine Bailey
Musical Direction by Sharon Dobbins Alberson
Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate-covered life!
The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll& Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth.
Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win 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 in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory — or suffer the consequences!
Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.
$18 for adults
$14 for children (ages 17 and younger)
$14 for groups of 12 or larger.
BOX OFFICE INFORMATION
Buy tickets in person or by telephone (330-836-2626) during the following hours:
• Mondays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Tuesdays through Fridays: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Performance Saturdays only: Noon to 5 p.m.
• The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the final curtain.
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(NOTE: Group orders are not available online. Instead, please contact the Box Office directly at 330-836-2626.)
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MARY GRACE BENTIVEGNA
Ceci the Cook 1/ Kid/ Odela Oompa
Chloe the Cook 2/Kid/ Olivia oompa
Charlotte the Cook 3/Kid/ Olive Oompa
Caroline the Cook 4/Kid/ Ollie Oompa
Cassandra the Cook 5/Kid/Olla Oompa
Chaney the Cook 6/Kid/Ofra oompa
Catherine the Cook 7/Kid/Olisha oompa
Camille the Cook 8/Kid/Orana Oompa
Olwenn Oompa Loompa/Chorus
Oluchi Oompa Loompa/Chorus
Oprah Oompa Loompa/Chorus
Ora Oompa Loompa/Chorus
Opera Oompa Loompa/Chorus
Oonie Oompa Loompa/Chorus
Opall Oompa Loompa/Chorus
Oracia Oompa Loompa/Chorus
Orla Oompa Loompa/Chorus
Oretta Oompa Loompa/Chorus
Orlice Oompa Loompa/Chorus
Osaka Oompa Loompa/Chorus
THE CREATIVE TEAM
SARAH ELAINE BAILEY
SHARON DOBBINS ALBERSON
Assistant Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
JASEN J. SMITH