1 Act, Book Musical, Rated G
Theatre for Young Audiences Version
Roald Dahlís timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate-covered life. (One Act Version)
The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonkaís mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahlís 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 TYA is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth.
Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka TYA follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever 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.
Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka TYA has been condensed to one act with the option of using a smaller cast, making this a perfect option for touring to schools, competitions or theatres with a strong educational component. Filled with imaginative design possibilities, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka TYA will take audiences on a fantasy ride into the land of pure imagination!
Only available for performance by Amateur groups.
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