CHESTER SPRINGS, PA — SALT Performing Arts presents the musical Willy Wonka, as 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, 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 golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever 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.
“Willy Wonka, with many featured cast and ensemble roles, including the re-imagined singing and dancing Oompa Loompas, is a perfect show for SALT to showcase all the phenomenal talent, young and old, that we’ve been very fortunate to attract to our theatre,” comments Lauren McComas Artistic Director and President of SALT Performing Arts. “Besides the extraordinary talent on stage, visually our production will be stunning with dazzling lighting, whimsical costumes/makeup, clever choreography and our set – well, let’s just say that audience members with a sweet-tooth will be pleased!!”
Friday, June 14 7- 9:30 PM
Saturday, June 15 2 – 4:30 PM, 7- 9:30 PM
Sunday, June 16 3 – 5:30 PM
Thursday, June 20 7- 9:30 PM
Friday, June 21 7- 9:30 PM
Saturday, June 22 2 – 4:30 PM, 7- 9:30 PM
Sunday, June 23 3 – 5:30 PM
The cast: Willy Wonka/Candy Man: Ben Fried, Charlie Bucket: Zane Zangwill, Grandpa Joe: Scott Yanick, Veruca Salt: Lorelei Miller, Violet Beauregarde: Natalie Amos, Augustus Gloop: Dylan Loraw, Mike Teavee: Andrew Sisti, Mrs. Bucket: Melissa McVaugh, Mr. Bucket: Tom DeVries, Grandma Josephine: Eva Thomas, Grandpa George: Ron Peterson, Grandma Georgina: Lisa Puy, Mr. Salt: Joe Wadlinger, Mrs. Beauregarde: Elizabeth Tozer, Mrs. Gloop: Mary Jo Springer, Mrs. Teavee: Sue Weiss, Phineous Trout: Shamus Halloran, Candy Man Kid James: Andrew Connolly, Candy Man Kids Matilda: Zofia Mecca, Candy Man Kids: Sophie Rivell, Natalie Dougherty, Cooper deVries, Christian Giancanterino, Oompa Loompas: Heather Kalkiewicz, Steven Bergandino, Maya Feliciano, Rachelle Kratz, Shelagh Kratz, Evelyn Kozlowski, Sabriel Watkins, Ally Aceto, Keyaira Tozer
The show’s Production Team: Director: Alicia Huppman, Producer: Lauren McComas, Music Director: Michael Toolan, Choreographer: Brooke Spinelli, Stage Manager: Chelsea Barnett, Assistant Stage Manager: Liana Henrie, Costume Designer: Deb Young, Props Master: Laurey Zoladz, Set & Lighting Design: Rob Merow, Master Carpenter: David Craig, Marketing Director/House Manager: Judy Elliott, House Manager: Karen Barnett/Alison Worrall
Admission is $17 – $30 per person. For more information and to purchase tickets for Willy Wonka, go to: https://www.saltpa.com/willy-wonka
The mission of SALT Performing Arts is to provide live community theatre productions, Playhouses for Preschoolers, summer/year-round theatre camps for kids, dinner theatre, and more. With excellence as the standard, SALT, a non-profit organization, believes that the “community” is paramount in community theatre and strives to foster an all-inclusive atmosphere that promotes a positive, uplifting experience to each individual. SALT involves people of all ages from all walks of life. If you are interested in learning more about SALT Performing Arts, making a donation, or being a sponsor please email us at [email protected].
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