Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate-covered life. 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 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.
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 scrumdiddilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth.
Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka is presented in two acts. It is rated G, suitable for all ages.
Performances were in the Gezon Auditorium at Calvin College. There were four performances, at 1:00 and 7:00 PM on August 11 and 12.