Workshop and intensive offer a unique opportunity for hands on theatre education. Together students will embark on an arduous journey to create a live musical theatre event. Along the way their multi-tasking will build confidence, teach life skills, foster collaborative relationships, and educate the imaginiation.
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Sign up will remain open until capacity is reached. Those participants we are able to accept will be notified by May 18.
Interest sign up does not guarantee a spot in the workshop/intensive however once accepted a role is guaranteed in one of the 2 productions. Although unlikely, JR intensive participants may be offered a role in the KIDS production; KIDS workshop participants may be offered a role in JR production. Both show casts will be announced around July 20.
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, in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka KIDS is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth.
Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR and Willy Wonka KIDS 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.
Friday September 20 @ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday September 21 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday September 22 @ 2:00 p.m.
Friday September 13 @ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday September 14 @ 2:00 p.m.
KIDS is designed for our youngest patrons in mind and is the perfect introduction to live theatre. Run time is 60 minutes with no intermission.
Production Team Members for both productions:
Susan Brown, Rodney Cheek, Ian & Kate Ernsberger, Ruth Frady, Carrie Hyman, Joe Jancura, Mary Kepple, Bruce Jacklin, Kerri Mahan, Jessica Smarrella, Laura Webster, Kristen Campbell, Sarah Gratz, ... more to come.
Thursday, May 2 @ 7:30 pm
Friday, May 3 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, May 5 @ 2:00pm
Directed by Steve Jefferson under the Artistic Direction of Bruce Jacklin
Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis, and matriarch Lena. When her deceased husband’s insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.