Theatre

Capitol Theatre Ensemble (Amateur) presents "Willy Wonka"

Date:Saturday, April 1 & Sunday, April 2, 2017
Time:2 p.m.
Location:    Cameco Capitol Arts Centre (20 Queen St., Port Hope)
Cost:$29/child, $32/adult
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 songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley, Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth. The story follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding 5 golden tickets in 5 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.

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