Second Street Players / Riverfront Theatre / 2 South Walnut St. / Milford, DE 19963 / (302) 422-0220 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Willy Wonka...Eric Hamilton
Charlie Bucket...Devon Lynch
Mr. Bucket...David Hall
Mrs. Bucket...Jody Veasey
Grandpa Joe...Steven Haber
Grandma Josephine...Julia Free
Grandpa George...George Mason
Grandma Georgina...Carole Mason
Candy Man...Michael Walls
Phineous Trout...Michael Walls
Mrs. Gloop...Sharon Buchanan
Augustus Gloop...Andrew Hall
Violet Beauregarde...Hadley O'Day
Mrs. Beauregarde...Sarah Haydu
Veruca Salt...Melanie Newark
Mr. Salt...Curtis Howard
Ms. Teavee... Lauren David
Mike Teavee...Richard Gallo
Kids chorus and Oompa Loompas:
Alex Dornenburg - Hannah Wolk - Lake Veasey
Hunter Gondeck - Rachel Brzezicki
THE PRODUCTION TEAM
Production Manager...Timothy Free
Set Design...Jack Newark and Bill Walton
Second Street Players presents
Fridays: NOV 23 & NOV 30 at 8:00p
Saturdays: NOV 24 & DEC 1 at 8:00p
NOV 25 & DEC 2 at 3:00p
Riverfront Theatre - 2 S. Walnut St. - Milford, DE 19963
ABOUT THE SHOW
Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
Roald Dahl's WILLY WONKA, featuring a memorable score by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, 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.
This scrumdidilyumptious musical is guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth and will take audiences on a fantasy ride into the land of pure imagination!
Second Street Players’ holiday musical, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, opens Nov. 23rd
MILFORD, DE - Roald Dahl’s timeless tale about a candy man and his chocolate factory will be brought to Riverfront Theatre’s stage in Second Street Players’ holiday production of the musical, “Willy Wonka.”
The show runs for two weekends with performances on Nov. 23, 24, 25, 30 and Dec 1 and 2. The Friday and Saturday shows begin at 8 pm. The Sunday matinees begin at 3 pm. Riverfront Theatre is located at 2 S. Walnut Street in downtown Milford, Delaware. Plenty of free parking is available near the theatre.
“Willy Wonka” features all the favorite songs from the film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” such as “The Candy Man,” “Pure Imagination,” “Oompa Loompa” and “I Want it Now.” Roald Dahl's 1964 novel has twice been made into a hit film. The 1971 musical film starred Gene Wilder as the mysterious Mr Wonka, with Johnny Depp taking the role in the 2005 re-make.
The stage musical 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.
“Willy Wonka” features a cast of more than 20, all ranging in age from 7 to 70. The title role of Willy Wonka is played by Eric Hamilton of Magnolia. Eric was most recently seen as The Tin Woodsman in Second Street Players’ spring production of “The Wizard of Oz.”
The five Golden Ticket winners include Charlie Bucket (Devon Lynch from Georgetown), the gum-smacking Violet Beauregarde (Hadley O’Day from Milford), the spoiled Veruca Salt (Melanie Newark from Harrington), perpetually hungry Augustus Gloop (Andrew Hall from Milford), and the pistol-packing Mike Teavee (Richard Gallo from Rehoboth Beach).
“Willy Wonka” is directed by Susan Newark from Harrington. “Everyone has probably seen the movie,” Susan said, “but on stage it’s a whole different experience. We came up with a lot of creative ways to tell the story and show Willy Wonka’s amazing chocolate factory.”
Reserved tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under. For more information about the show, or to reserve your tickets, visit Second Street Players online at secondstreetplayers.com. Tickets may also be purchased by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.
Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka” (Theatre for Young Audiences version) is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. The production is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowments of the Arts.