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Lyceum Studio at Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts Presents
WILLY WONKA, JR.

Words and Music by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Adapted for the Stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy A. McDonald
Based on the Award-Winning Book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

 

Performances:
Saturday, March 9th and Sunday, March 10th | 12:00 PM & 3:00 PM

*Please note that the roles Charlie/Mr. Bucket are double cast. 
 

Charlie Bucket: 
March 9th & 10th at 12:00 PM: Nico Renna
March 9th & 10th at 3:00 PM:  Sam Middleton
Mr. Bucket:
March 9th & 10th at 12:00 PM: Sam Middleton
March 9th & 10th at 3:00 PM:  Nico Renna


About the Show

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 by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth.
 

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka 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.
 

Lyceum Studio, a program of Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts, is committed to providing performing arts education and a safe place for exploration, self-discovery, and creativity.
 

Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Burlington County Board of County Commissioners through a county arts grant.
 

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials are supplied by Music Theatre International, New York, NY (212) 541-4684 mtishows.com

Willy Wonka, Jr.!

 

Please note that WILLY WONKA, JR. is a musical.  Rehearsals will be every Sunday and Wednesday from January 14th - March 7th.  Performances will be on March 9th and March 10th. Please see below for the tech/dress rehearsal and show schedule. 
 

Winter play registration is open to students in grades K-8. Kindergarten and 1st grade students will automatically receive ensemble roles in the production and will only be required at Sunday rehearsals (plus tech & dress). 2nd - 8th grade students will receive instructions to register for an audition slot.  All registered performers will be cast in the show.  Space is limited - register early!

 

Register by December 20th to catch the early bird pricing. Please note that registration will close once all spots are taken.

 

Rehearsal Dates: January 14th - February 28th
Sunday Rehearsals (12:30 pm - 3:00 pm):  January 14th, 21st & 28th; February 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th
Wednesday Rehearsals (4:30 pm - 6:30 pm): January 17th, 24th & 31st; February 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th
Tech Rehearsals: Sunday, March 3rd | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Monday, March 4th | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Dress Rehearsal:  Wednesday, March 6th | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Invited Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, March 7th |4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Performances: Saturday, March 9th and Sunday, March 10th | 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm



A note about rehearsals:  A weekly rehearsal schedule will be emailed. Your young performer(s) will be scheduled for rehearsal based on the scenes that are being practiced. There may be times when your young performer is not needed at rehearsal or is called for only part of a rehearsal.  It is extremely important to read the schedule each week to know when you are required at rehearsal.  If you have any Wednesday or Sunday conflicts, please note them on the registration form so that we can do our best to work around conflicts. All performers must attend the tech rehearsals on March 3rd and March 4th, the dress rehearsal on March 6th, and the invited dress rehearsal on March 7th. Thank  you!

About the Show:

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.

Questions:

Please contact Christine Petrini with questions about program offerings, financial aid and more at: LyceumStudioNJ@gmail.com

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