ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA Jr. Opening At Artisan Center Theater

ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA Jr. Opening At Artisan Center TheaterArtisan Children's Theater proudly presents Roald Dahl'S WILLY WONKA JR. at its 148 seat Second Stage facility. The theater is located at 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst. The show runs Friday, October 5, 2018 through Saturday, November 3, 2018. Performances are Fridays at 5:00pm and Saturdays at 10:00am and 12:00pm with additional 12:00pm performances on October 23 and 30. Reserved seating tickets are $7.00 for children 12 and under and $11.00 for adults. The box office number is 817-284-1200. More information can be found on the website at ArtisanCT.com.

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 in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious 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 brats, 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.

A.C.T. MAKES LEARNING FUN!

Artisan Children's Theater now provides STUDY GUIDES for educational trips and groups to assist in classroom discussions. Call the A.C.T. box office to book your field trip today! (Group rates available for 15 or more.)

THE CAST:

Willy Wonka/Candy Man - Benjamin Perkinson, Jack Riddell

Charlie Bucket - Jonathan Medlin, Nick Robinson

Grandpa Joe - Patrick Ramsey

Mrs. Bucket/Squirrel - Caulder Stapleton, Piper Daniel

Mr. Bucket/Squirrel - Noah Zinar

Grandma Josephina/Squirrel - Megan Roberts, Aubree Loveless

Augustus Gloop - Ezra Pleimann

Grandma Georgina/Squirrel - Elizabeth Muegge, Emma Triplett

Grandpa George/Squirrel - Elijah Sanders

Phineous Trout/Squirrel - Daisy Lyman, Emerson Hodges

Mrs. Gloop - Ashleigh Bessemer, Rose Cecrle

Veruca Salt - Jocelyn Losak, Emma Robinson

Mr. Salt - Lane Atwood, Cole Wilkerson

Violet Beauregarde - Alonna Neyhart, Ella Madis

Mrs. Beauregarde - Trinity Beck, Harmony Aragones

Mike Teavee - Maxton Sims, Thomas Luke Triplett

Ms. Teavee - Cait Perkinson, Ensley Carey

Oompa-Loompa 1/James - Jimmy Jones, Brady Lee

Oompa-Loompa 2/Matilda - Campbelle Stapleton, Madeleine Simpson*

Oompa-Loompa 3/Sophie - Mallory Brinkley

Oompa-Loompa 4/Danny - Isabelle Harlan, Rowan Camphuysen

Oompa-Loompa 5/Alfie - Jake Jones, Avery Jones

Oompa-Loompa 6/Billie - Cortlin Gerdes, Riley Hilsinger

Oompa-Loompa 7/Candy Kid 1 - Emma Fernandez, Kamille See

Oompa-Loompa 8/Candy Kid 2 - Kennedy Sweatt, Aubrey Walley

*Understudy for Veruca

PLUS, don't miss Artisan Children's Theater's 2018 Fairytale Ball - A Night of Pure Imagination on Saturday, October 6 from 6-8pm, hosted by Willy Wonka and friends.

Join us for "A Night of Pure Imagination!" Boys and girls will get the Golden Ticket to dine with Willy Wonka and a few mystery friends. Children are encouraged to dress up and dance the night away with their favorite literature and fairy tale characters! MORE INFO: ArtisanCT.com

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