Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy man Willie Wonka and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation at the beginning this weekend.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, with Gene Wilder in its original version, will be presented for the next two weekends.
The production features dozens of local school-kids 6 years and up, with different featured cast members on alternating days, plus a sizeable ensemble of Oompa-Loompas to provide chorus.
"This scrumdidilyumptious musical is guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth," says the Stapleton announcement about the program. "Join us on a fantasy ride into the land of pure imagination!"
The production is directed by Bruce Vieira, with musical direction by Judy Wiesen and choreography by Jenny Rand.
Performances Fridays and Saturdays for the next two weekends, May 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7 p.m., and Sunday matinees on May 6 & 13 at 2 p.m.
Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets online, $14 students or senior, $20 general admission.