For the very first time - A COLLABORATION - showcasing the talent of the community!

Join Locust Valley Central School District's Cast of Willy Wonka Jr!

Registration is open to the 5th grade classes of Locust Valley Intermediate and Bayville Intermediate schools. Space is extremely limited and will close with a waitlist.

For more information and to REGISTER keep scrolling...

The delicious adventures of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film, in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdiddlyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth.

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. 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, 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.

Important Dates & Details

Parent/Guardian(s) Virtual Zoom Orientation

Thursday, November 9th @ 7:00 PM ET

Join mainstages and members of the LVI and Bayville communities to share program expectations and answer programmatic questions.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 542 365 0229

Willy Wonka Jr. Program Details

There are 15 total session dates beginning November 13, 2023 and concluding with evening performances on February 12, 2024 and February 13, 2024. Two tentative snow dates are in place for a cancelled rehearsal and/or performance date. All rehearsals are closed to the public.

Rehearsal Days of Week: Mondays, and select Tuesdays

Rehearsal Times: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET

Location: Locust Valley Middle/High School, 99 Horse Hollow Rd, Locust Valley, NY 11560.

Grade: 5th

Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, February 8th* from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Performances: Monday, February 12th and Tuesday, February 13th* at 6:00 PM.

A FULL PRODUCTION SCHEDULE is provided below with exact dates, times, locations, and transportation information for all rehearsals and performances.

Cost: This program is generously being funded by the Locust Valley School District. Space is not guaranteed.

Registration in this Program Includes:

  • 12 two-hour rehearsal sessions, 1 three-hour dress rehearsal, and 2 performances with mainstages professional Theater Directors
  • A Cast T-Shirt
  • A Show Poster and Playbill
  • Rehearsal Guides and Production Scripts
  • Pizza Provided for Cast Party!
  • A Certificate of Achievement

Family Engagement

We keep parents informed in a multitude of ways:

  • The program begins with a Zoom meeting on Thursday, November 9th @ 7 PM ET for families for us to share expectations and outline the program.
  • Families have access to an online portal that provides schedules, resources, and reminders for the cast.
  • Email correspondence with mainstages administration throughout the program with production updates and rehearsal news.

Full Program Schedule for Willy Wonka Jr.

Attendance is a crucial part of the production process. Please review all dates and times below to make sure your young performer will be present for rehearsals and performances.


LOCATION: Mini-Theater, Locust Valley Middle/High School, 99 Horse Hollow Rd, Locust Valley, NY 11560.
DAYS OF THE WEEK: Mondays and select Tuesdays
TIME: 4:00-6:00 PM ET
November 13, 20, 27
December 4, 11, 18
January 2*, 8, 16*, 22, 29
February 5 (Location: MS/HS Auditorium)

Dress Rehearsal

Thursday, February 8th* from 4:00 - 7:00 PM ET

Production Dates

Monday, February 12th and Tuesday, February 13th* at 6:00 PM ET.
Doors open at 5:45 PM ET for friends and family. Students will be called at 4:00 PM ET.
Student Matinees: Participants will showcase selected songs from Wonka at both LVI and BI on Monday, February 12th. More details to come!
DRESS REHEARSAL/ PRODUCTION LOCATION: Auditorium, Locust Valley Middle/High School, 99 Horse Hollow Rd, Locust Valley, NY 11560.
In the event of inclement weather there are two tentative snow dates in place. Tuesday, January 30th will be held for a cancelled rehearsal. Wednesday, February 14th will be held for a cancelled performance.
*Denotes NOT a Monday.

DRESS REHEARSAL/PRODUCTION NOTE: Please provide the participant with a substantial snack for the extended Dress Rehearsal and Monday, February 12th Production Day. mainstages will be providing a Pizza Cast Party on Tuesday, February 13th prior to the final performance.

TRANSPORTATION NOTE: Students will be bussed from BI & LVI to the MS/HS after school on all program dates. BI staff advisor, Margaret Morgano, will meet students at the main entrance/drop off to escort them into the MS/HS. The mini-theater is a wonderful rehearsal space where students from both BI and LVI can collaborate on this production. Students can be picked up at the conclusion of each rehearsal at the main vestibule at the MS/HS.

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NOTE: Please find the correct registration form below. Once you press 'Submit' it might take a minute or so to load, please only submit this form once per student. Space is limited to 18 participants from each school.