Wellesley Theatre Project (WTP) will present the musical, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, Jr. Wednesday May 17, Thursday, May 18, and Friday, May 19, at 5:30pm and 7:30pm and Saturday, May 20 at 2pm and 5pm. All performances will take place at the Wellesley Community Center, located at 219 Washington St, Wellesley MA. Tickets are priced $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors, and may be purchased online in advance, or at the door for $18 for adults and $15 for students and seniors.
Specially adapted from Roald Dahl’s timeless 1964 novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and his 1971 screenplay, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, Jr. includes all your favorite infectious, danceable songs like “The Candy Man”, “Pure Imagination”, and “Oompa Loompa.”
World famous candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, has decided to retire and is looking for an heir to take over his factory. Five lucky winners of Wonka’s contest will find golden tickets inside of Wonka chocolate bars, and receive a tour of Wonka’s factory, and a lifetime supply of chocolate. Follow Charlie, Augustus, Violet, Veruca, Mike Teavee, and their parents on a delicious adventure to Wonka’s factory. Will they be able to follow the rules at Wonka’s factory- or will they suffer the consequences?
Due to a high demand in participation there are two talented casts filled with 70 students between the ages of seven and thirteen that comprise and electric ensemble of Candy Kids, and of course, the infamous Oompa-Loompas! Cast members reside in Wellesley as well as neighboring communities including Weston, Waban, Dover, Auburndale, Needham, Natick, Chestnut Hill, and Concord.
Our production is produced through special arrangements with Musical Theatre International, and is part of MTI’s Broadway Junior collection.
Wellesley Theatre Project is an arts academy and a Wellesley nonprofit devoted to providing students (PreK – 12th Grade) with the opportunity to study and experience theatre and performing arts through year round classes, staged productions, workshops and summer camps.
Registration is open for WTP’s 2017 Summer Camps. Sessions include three production camps geared for students between 2nd and 12th grade, in addition to one week Theatre Arts camps for Pre K- 12th grade. The production camps are: The Lion King Jr. (Grades 2-8), Peter Pan (Grades 2-12), and Chicago (Grades 8-12).
For more information about Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, Jr., Celebrating Five Years…A Teal Tie Affair!, or upcoming summer camps, visit our website or call 781-235-1550.