Urbana Park District Youth Summer Theatre Presents Willy Wonka
Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate-covered life. 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.
The Urbana Park District performance will feature performers ages 7-18 led by Director Katie Odom and Musical Director Noah Larson.
7pm F, Jul 15 | 2pm, Sa, Jul 16 | 7pm, Sa, Jul 16 | 2pm, Su, Jul 17
Harold and Jean Miner Theatre at Parkland College,
2400 W. Bradley, Champaign
Children 12 and under $7
To Purchase Tickets
Tickets are available by credit card at 217-367-1544,
in person at the Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton, Urbana
or from a cast member, and at the door if still available.
They may also be purchased by clicking here and
entering keyword: Willy Wonka
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka 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.