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‘Willy Wonka’ play dates, times and cast


Play:  Willy Wonka, based on novel by Roald Dahl

Book: Tim McDonald and Leslie Bricusse

Music:  Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley

Genre:  Comedy, Fantasy

Synopsis: Magical and mysterious chocolate factory owner Willy Wonka decides to hold a contest. The five lucky kids who find Golden Tickets in the chocolate bars sold by Wonka’s company will receive a tour of the chocolate factory along with a lifetime supply of candy. The Golden Ticket contest winners are Augustus Gloop, an overeater from Frankfurt, Germany; Veruca Salt, a spoiled rich kid from Sao Paulo, Brazil; Violet Beauregarde, a gum chewer extraordinaire from Snellville, Georgia; Mike Teavee, an internet/video game junkie from Television City, California; and Charlie Bucket, a desperately poor local kid who finds the very last Golden Ticket. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory… or suffer the consequences. Willy Wonka JR touches on the troubles that are brought about when kids are left to be spoiled and bossy, and also shows how you can make beautiful things with a touch of “pure imagination.”

Musical Numbers:

  1. Pure Imagination – Willy Wonka
  2. Golden Age of Chocolate – Willy Wonka
  3. The Candy Man – Candy Man
  4. I Eat More – Augustus Gloop
  5. Think Positive – Charlie Bucket
  6. I See It All on TV – Mike Teavee
  7. Cheer Up, Charlie – Family
  8. Think Positive – Reprise
  9. (I’ve Got a) Golden Ticket – Charlie
  10. At The Gates
  11. In This Room Here – Willy Wonka
  12. Oompa-Loompa 1 – Oompa-Loompas
  13. There’s No Knowing – Willy Wonka
  14. Chew It – Everlasting Gourmet Gobstopper
  15. Oompa-Loompa 2 – Oompa-Loompas
  16. Flying – Charlie and Grandpa Joe
  17. Burping Song – Charlie, Grandpa Joe
  18. I Want It Now! – Veruca
  19. Oompa-Loompa 3 – Oompa-Loompas
  20. Oompa-Loompa 4 – Oompa-Loompas
  21. Finale

Director & Choreographer: Michelle Kuntze

Vocal Director: Roz Metcalf


  • Willy Wonka/Candy Man:  Kevin Crumpler
  • Charlie Bucket:     Aiden Johnson
  • Mr. Bucket:  Russell Watson
  • Mrs. Bucket:  Giana Randall
  • Grandpa Joe:  Paul Vander Vennet
  • Phineous Trout:  James King II
  • Augustus Gloop:  JJ Freitas
  • Mrs. Gloop:     Ariana Milian
  • Mike Teavee:  Vivienne Randall
  • Ms. Teavee:  Genesis Vega
  • Violet Beauregard:  Winter Talley
  • Mrs. Beauregard:  Emma Luke Said
  • Veruca Salt:  Lisa Acevedo
  • Mr. Salt:  Rodney Randall
  • Grandma Georgina:  Kira Dworkin
  • Grandpa George:  Brandon Villa
  • Grandma Josephine:  Elizabeth Birkby
  • Cook/Scientist/Ensemble:  Catherine Jeanty
  • Cook/Scientist/Ensemble:  Samiyah Davis
  • Candy Kid/Oompa:  Emery Stegemann
  • Oompa 1 (Violet U/S):  Katie Cook James
  • Candy Kid/ Oompa 2 (Charlie U/S):  Sydney Butler
  • Matilda/Oompa 4 (Veruca U/S):  Isabella Chica
  • Candy Kid/ Oompa 5 (Augustus U/S):  Aaliyah Anderson

Play Dates and Times: Shows run August 31 through September 10, with performances at:

  • 6:00 p.m. on August 31st and September 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10; and
  • 1:00 p.m. matinees on September 2, 3, 9, & 10

Place:  Fort Myers Theatre, 16120 San Carlos Blvd., #5, Fort Myers, FL

Tickets/Information:  Please telephone 239-323-6570

August 22, 2023.

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