Starts in 4 Months, 2 days
July 26, 2019 7:30 pm
Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
1028 Georgia Road, Franklin, NC 28734
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, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is a scrumdidilyumptiously magical musical.
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 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. This Broadway-style staging of Willy Wonka will take audiences on a fantasy ride into the land of pure imagination and is guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth. A full two-act live stage production.
Music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley. Adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald
Presented by the Overlook Theatre Company