Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka
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. Donning the hat of Wonka himself is Scott Vaughan (Joseph…, The Music Man). He leads Charlie Bucket, played by Nathan Jackson (Peter Pan) and Jack Seezen (Peter Pan Jr.) and a bunch of bratty children through his chocolate wonderland. There’s the overeater Augustus Gloop, taken by James Rabon (The Addams Family) and Cale Wilson (Peter Pan Jr.). Next comes spoiled-rotten Veruca Salt, portrayed by Reily Grace Wilson (Peter Pan Jr.) and Carmen Quay (in her Town debut). Golden ticket number three belongs to the gum smacking Violet Beauregarde under the hand of Anna Grace Boney (Mary Poppins) and Blakesley Rhett (A Christmas Story). And last, but certainly not least, is the technology addicted Mike Teavee, played by Matthew Boney (Mary Poppins) and Grace Sawicki (Into the Woods Jr.).
Aiding and abetting every step of the way is Mrs. Gloop, portrayed by Rebecca Seezen (Spamalot), Mr. Salt, played by Michael Seezen (in his Town debut), Ms. Teavee, taken by Nan Weaver (also in her Town debut) and Mrs. Beauregarde, portrayed by Betsy Jackson (The Little Mermaid). Don’t worry — the “good guys” are around too with Mr. and Mrs. Bucket, played by Charlie Goodrich (Million Dollar Quartet) and Megan Douthitt (Mary Poppins) and who can forget Grandpa Joe, taken by Jeremy Hansard (My Fair Lady).
Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film as well as some new tunes, Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth. Tickets go on sale July 5 at towntheatre.com or by calling the box office at 803-799-2510 (12 noon to 5 PM).
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