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Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka KIDS!

Directed by: Kelsey Sullivan

Assisted by: Julia Murphy

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. Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka KIDS is a scrumdiddlyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth. The show 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 likable, 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 KIDS has many featured and ensemble roles, including the singing and dancing Oompa-Loompas!  This shorter version of the full length musical is the perfect introduction to theater for young performers and young audiences alike!
Who? Performers in Gr. 3 & 4
When? Rehearsals will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-6:00, at Center Stage. All participants will attend every rehearsal each week, regardless of role. First rehearsal will be Monday, September 12th
Auditions will take place during the first day of rehearsal on Monday, September 12th. Only those who would like a major role should plan to audition. Participants who would like to audition should prepare a one-minute cut of a Broadway or Disney song of their choice. Those who do not audition will not be selected for a major role and will be placed in the ensemble. 
Registration fee is $150 for the entire program and should be paid through ClassBug (, financial aid is available). Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 9th - limited spots available! Participants may be asked to bring a few basic costume pieces from home, for the shows. Center Stage will provide all other materials and a cast t-shirt for each participant. 
Performances will take place the weekend of November 5th. Tech Week will be during regular rehearsal time on 11/2 and on 11/3 (no rehearsal on 10/31). Participants must be available for all of tech week and show performances.

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