Hey, it’s Willy Wonka Junior

March 9, 2012 by  

From Friday, April 20th until Sunday April 22nd, 2012 the Children’s Theatre of Charleston will be presenting “Willy Wonka Junior” At the Charleston Civic Center located at 200 Civic Center Drive in Charleston, West Virginia. School shows for this event will begin at 9:15am on Friday. For regular performance hours, please check with the box office.

This classic tale, written by Roald Dahl, is a timeless story about a candy man who is looking for his heir, only to find that his heir has come to life. This is a fantastic stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and features many of the songs so well loved in the original storyline. Some of the magical songs that will stir memories to life are Pure Imagination, Candy Man, and Oompa Loompa, plus I Want It Now which was composed by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bruicusse who both received an Academy Award and a Grammy. This play features a large flexible cast of students performing various roles including that of “Tour-de-force” as the main character in the title role.

Ticket and poster printing for this event seem to be complete as tickets are now on sale. Tickets for this event cost $12.00 for adults, $10 for children, and children under 4 are free. For additional information about this event, to find out the times for the main performances on Saturday and Sunday, or to purchase tickets, please visit the Civic Center box office, or call 304-346-0164. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the performance.