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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.