Willy Wonka next three weekends at Phoenix

June 27th, 2015 1:39 am

First Posted: 9/5/2013

Phoenix Kids will present Willy Wonka the Musical (full length version) the next three weekends starting on Sept. 13 and running through Sept. 29 at Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, Main Street, Duryea.

Friday and Saturday shows are at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10

The world is astounded when Willy Wonka, for years a recluse in his factory, announces that five lucky people will be given a tour of the factory, shown all the secrets of his amazing candy, and one will win a lifetime supply of Wonka chocolate. Nobody wants the prize more than young Charlie, but as his family is so poor that buying even one bar of chocolate is a treat, buying enough bars to find one of the five golden tickets is unlikely in the extreme.

But he soon finds out that magic can happen.

Charlie, along with four somewhat odious other children, get the chance of a lifetime and a tour of the factory. Along the way, mild disasters befall each of the odious children, but can Charlie beat the odds and grab the brass ring?

Director is Lee LaChette. Asst. Director is Eric Shemelewski. Choreographersare Lisa Knight and Michela Pantano. Musical Director is Jackie Legg.