Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka SHOW DATES June 29-July 16
Artistic Director/Choreographer - Ruth Ann Pattee Thursdays - Saturdays @ 7:30 pm
Music Director/Conductor - Michael Halloran Sundays 7/2 & 7/16 @ 4 pm
General Admission Tickets: Sensory Friendly Show (see below for details!)
$22 for Adults / $18 for kids 12 & under and seniors 60+ on Sunday July 9 @ 2pm
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: 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. 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 musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth.
Music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newly
Adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald
Based on the book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl
Willy Wonka - Wes Olds (Graniteville)
Charlie Bucket - Zane Demarais (Websterville)
The Candy Man/Phineous Trout, reporter - Ashley Hall (Warren)
Augustus Gloop - Jane Schaefer (Waitsfield)
Mrs. Gloop - Carrie Phillips (Waterbury)
Veruca Salt - Camille Edgcomb (Warren)
Mr. Salt - Jordan Streeter (Montpelier)
Violet Beauregarde - Naomi Niewiadomski (Waitsfield)
Mrs. Beauregarde - Charlotte Robinson (Warren)
Mike Teavee - Tarin Askew (Warren) and
Mrs. Teavee - Stefanie Seng (Waterbury)
Grandpa Joe - Clem Turmel (Milton)
Mr. Bucket - Matt Bellew (St. Albans)
Mrs. Bucket - Cassandra Demarais (Websterville)
Grandma Josephine - Joanne Puente (Worcester)
Grandma Georgina - Marci Robinson (Warren)
Grandpa George - Joe Robinson (Warren)
Oompa Loompas - Tommy O’Grady (Waitsfield), Sunny Randall (Moretown), Ava Robinson (Warren), and Elizabeth Treacy (Fayston)
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Your message of up to 20 words will appear in the playbill insert for each show.
Donation of $10 goes to support the show and more famnily friendly theater at the Valley Players!
Artistic Director/Choreographer - Ruth Ann Pattee (Fayston)
Music Director/Conductor - Michael Halloran (Barre)
Stage Manager - Joanne Puente (Worcester)
Assistant Stage Manager - Pam Chisholm (Waitsfield)
Set Designer - Shannon Sanborn (Barre)
Set Build Crew Chief - Doug Bergstein (Warren)
Scenic Artists - Shannon Sanborn, Ashley Hall, Cassandra Demarias, Karen Noone (Moretown)
Lighting Designer - Irene Halibozek (Williston)
Lighting Operator - Jasper Mayone (Waitsfield)
SENSORY FRIENDLY SHOW ON JULY 9 @ 2 PM
This show welcomes guests and their families that require a different atmosphere to experience the joy of the theater. A Sensory Friendly performance welcomes individuals with sensory needs, including people on the autism spectrum, and families with very young children. The show is modified to allow for patron movement, staff and actors are trained to accommodate patron needs, and all patrons are welcome to experience theater in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Tickets are limited - get yours today!
Seating: To make this experience more comfortable, seating is in family groupings with extra space between groups. The total audience capacity will be less crowded than other shows in this run.
Break Space: There will be an outdoor canopy/designated space for anyone who needs to take a break from the show as it is being performed. Attendees are free to be who they are and take breaks, entering or exiting the theater as needed throughout the show
Devices: Communication devices are permitted.
Lights/Sounds: Our house lights will be dimmed but not off. Intensity of sounds and lighting effects will be reduced.
Other accommodations: Audience members are encouraged to bring what they feel will help make their experience successful. This could include: headphones, handheld fidgets, chewy tubes, etc.
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