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WILLY WONKA JR. At Florida Rep

Florida Rep Announces the Opening of Willy Wonka Jr.!
Florida Rep Education announced the opening of Willy Wonka Jr, a fantasy ride into the land of Pure Imagination.
Playing June 1 & 2, Willy Wonka Jr. is a whimsical musical that captures all of the scrumdidilyumptious magic of Roald Dahl's beloved classic book. Come follow Willy Wonka, the eccentric world-famous candy man on his quest to find an heir.
Willy Wonka Jr. is presented as part of Florida Rep Education's Theatre Conservatory Program, a 13-week audition-only program that puts young actors onstage and is designed to give students an introduction to the professional world with real-life regional theatre experience.

The production features a company of 29 of Florida Rep's rising stars. These young artists auditioned in February with over a hundred other students for spots in this competitive Conservatory Program. Over the course of 13-weeks the cast of Willy Wonka Jr. has rehearsed with Working Theatre professionals to learn staging, choreography and music.

Florida Rep's Education Associate, Claire K. Guy (Imaginators; Sleeping Beauty), directed and costume designed the production, and was joined by a team including music director, Alex May; choreographer Jacquelyn Toleman; set designer, Christopher Todd Simpson; and lighting designer Kate Smith. Guy was also assisted by the Costume Construction Class from Lehigh Senior Center for the Arts who constructed the costumes for the show.

Willy Wonka Jr. by Roald Dahl, plays in the Historic Arcade Theatre for 3 performance only on Friday, June 1 at 7pm and on Saturday, June 2 at 2 & 7pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and are available online at or through the box office at 239-332-4488.

Florida Rep's Educational programming is generously sponsored by Grampy's Charities, the City of Fort Myers Public Art Committee, LCEC, Florida Theatrical Association, Parent & Child Magazine, Publix Charities, the Alliance for the Arts, the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, and Arthur Zupko.

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