Willy Wonka – Willow Bend Center of the Arts

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Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka presented by North Texas Performing Arts
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Sweet Tracks!

In Phase III+, NTPA’s “standard” production method will be to mimic some professional theatre environments by employing “sweet-tracks” that allow ensembles to pre-record group vocal elements such that during live performances they may project at less than 100% of volume. This enables the performer to focus on choreography and other activities, compensates for volume loss due to masks, and provides a better online audio experience. Studies have shown this approach also reduces “transmission risk” by up to 95% versus regular full-volume onstage singing.

Showtimes

Thursday, November 19, 7:00 pm
Friday, November 20, 7:00pm
Saturday, November 21, 1:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday, November 22, 1:00pm and 5:00pm

Synopsis

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. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka 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 brats: 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.

Credits

Music and Lyrics by LESLIE BRICUSSE and ANTHONY NEWLEY. Adapted for the Stage by  LESLIE BRICUSSE and TIMOTHY ALLEN MCDONALD. Based on the Book “CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY” by ROALD DAHL.