Hale Center Theater Orem to Stage WILLY WONKA JR., 5/19-23

Hale Center Theater Orem to Stage WILLY WONKA JR., 5/19-23

Hale Center Theater Orem presents "Willy Wonka Jr.", running May 19 - 23, 2014.

Charlie Bucket, a poor boy who takes care of both of his grandparents, dreams of a better life for his family. When the mysterious candy maker Willy Wonka announces a contest that will reward winners with a tour of his factory, Charlie believes this is his chance! Willy Wonka has hidden five golden tickets in candy bars throughout the world. As Charlie sees spoiled child after spoiled child get the first of the tickets, his faith begins to falter. But then the remarkable happens-Charlie gets a golden ticket! He and his Grandpa Joe embark on a wonderful adventure through Wonka's factory with Oompa-Loompas at every turn. Roald Dahl's classic tale of honesty, unselfishness, and humor, featuring the original Gene Wilder songs, comes alive on the HCTO stage.

About HCTO's Production of Willy Wonka Jr.: Based on the book by favorite author Roald Dahl, this classic story is adapted for young performers by Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley, and Timothy A. McDonald. This production features youth actors ranging from 10-16 years of age. These students have been rehearsing for the past month and a half, learning choreography, blocking, characterization, accents, and team building. The story centers on the mysterious world of Willy Wonka, the struggles and ultimate rewards of Charlie Bucket, and the lessons taught by the Oompa-Loompas.

Performance dates and times: May 19-23. Performances are scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. each day. Prices: $6 for kids, $8 for adults

Cast List:

Willy Wonka - Timmy Ryan

Charlie Bucket - Thomas Wood

Mrs. Bucket - Tori Rydalch

Mr. Bucket - James Johnson

Grandma Josephine - Abby Wellner

Grandpa Joe - Ardon Smith

Grandma Georgina - Emily Nelson

Grandpa George - Ryan Ward

Candy Man - Adam Baca

Jenny/Oompa-Loompa - Laura Randall

Matilda/Oompa-Loompa - Anna Thompson

Phineous Trout - Fiona Swenson

Marsha Salmon - Abby Hill

Augustus Gloop - Dakota Elegante

Mrs. Gloop - Susannah Castleton

Veruca Salt - Ashlyn Patterson

Mr. Salt - Abrin Tinney

Violet Beauregarde - Mia Hansen

Mrs. Beauregarde - Sheridan Hansen

Mike Teavee - Eddie Ryan

Mrs. Teavee - Chloe Pentelute

Oompa-Loompa - Jenna Hampton

Oompa-Loompa - Taya Riser

Oompa-Loompa - Emily McKell

Oompa-Loompa - Winnter Nicholes

Oompa-Loompa - Opal Tolman

Oompa-Loompa - Olivia Draper

Oompa-Loompa - Audrey Jensen

Oompa-Loompa - Devree Roberts

Production Team;

Director-Ryan Radebaugh

Musical Director/Choreographer-David Smith

Production Assistant-Jenna King

Technical Directors-Cody Hale, Cody Swenson

Costumes-Tammy Crandall

Props-Linda Hale

Scenic Designer-Bobby Swenson

Technical Operations Manager-Andy Keele

Technical Assistant-Charles Ross

Hale Center Foundation for the Arts and Education is a not-for-profit performing arts center whose mission is to provide a high quality, intimate theatrical experience while maintaining affordable ticket prices; furnish an excellent venue for artists to express their talents and gain valuable experience; and invest in people by providing a positive place for children and adults to learn and perform.

Photo Credit: Pete Widtfeldt

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