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July 20 - 25, 2021

Willy Wonka and co take to the road on this Broadway spectacle's first tour!

Why See Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?

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the famous book, now a fabulous stage musical!

The acclaimed Broadway musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved children's book is taking North America by storm in its national tour! Proving to be a monster hit with audiences both on Broadway and in London, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory set the record for the highest weekly gross in West End history. It also garnered two Olivier Awards for its lush costumes and creative lighting design and a Drama Desk award for its puppetry! So step into a candy wonderland with this spectacular adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic.

WHAT is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory About?

Willy Wonka is the most famous candy maker in the world, an eccentric confectioner whose sugary treats are works of genius. Yet he is a total recluse, and no one else in the world has ever stepped foot inside his famous chocolate factory. That is until a contest is announced - five golden tickets have been hidden away inside five Wonka chocolate bars, and whoever finds them will be led on a tour of the factory by the mysterious Mr. Wonka himself.

To find a golden ticket would be a dream come true for young Charlie Bucket, but given neither he or his grandparents who take care of him can afford a Wonka Bar, it seems an impossible one. But by a stroke of luck he finds some money on the floor, and rushing into the nearest shop, he buys a solitary Wonka bar and finds something gold glittering under the wrapper.

And so Charlie is one of the chosen few who steps into the chocolate factory, a realm of candy covered delights where nothing is quite as it seems.


While it is now considered a family favourite, the 1971 movie version received a mixed reaction upon its release, not least of all from Roald Dahl himself. The author was not a fan of Gene Wilder's portrayal of Willy Wonka, and would have much preferred his actor of choice, Spike Milligan, to have played the part. We do wonder, therefore, what he would have made of Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's remake?

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Opening night: 20 July 2021


Suitable for ages 8+

Run time

Two hours and 30 minutes with one interval

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Images are from the Broadway production

Cast and Creative


Cody Garcia as Willy Wonka
Brody Bett and Ryan Umbarila as Charlie Bucket
Caitlin Lester-Sams as Mrs. Bucket
Steve McCoy as Grandpa Joe
Audrey Belle Adams as Mrs. Gloop
Zakiya Baptiste as Violet Beauregarde
Katie Fay Francis as Mrs. Teavee
Scott Fuss as Mr. Salt, u/s Grandpa Joe
Branden R. Mangan as Mr. Beauregarde
Angela Palladini as Veruca Salt
Matthew Boyd Snyder as Mike Teavee
Sam St. Jean as Augustus Gloop
David Nick Alea as Ensemble, u/s Augustus Gloop
Bella Calafiura as Ensemble, u/s Veruca Salt
Gina Daugherty as Swing, Dance Captain, u/s Veruca Salt, u/s Cherry
Nicole Hale as Cherry, Ensemble, u/s Mrs. Gloop, u/s Mrs. Bucket
Domanick Anton Hubbard as Mrs. Green, Ensemble, u/s Mr. Beauregarde
Melissa Hunt as Female Swing
Ryan Kiernan as Grandpa George, Ensemble, u/s Willy Wonka, u/s Mr. Salt
Alysha Morgan as Ensemble, u/s Violet Beauregarde 
Daniel Pahl as Ensemble, Mr. Bucket, u/s Mike Teavee
Jenna Brooke Scannelli as Grandma Josephine, Ensemble, u/s Mrs. Bucket, u/s Mrs. Teavee
Justin William Schaffner as Swing, Assistance Dance Captain, u/s Augustus Gloop, u/s Mike Teavee, u/s Jerry
Lauren Soto as Ensemble, u/s Violet Beauregarde
Luis Villar as Ensemble, u/s Mr. Bucket
Justin White as Jerry, Ensemble, u/s Willy Wonka, u/s Grandpa Joe, u/s Mr. Salt
Nicole Zelka as Grandma Georgina, Ensemble, u/s Mrs. Gloop, u/s Mrs. Teavee


Directed by Jack O'Brien
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Book by David Greig
Choreography by Joshua Bergasse
Includes additional songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anothony Newley
Scenic and costume design by Mark Thompson
Lighting design by Japhy Weideman
Sound design by Andrew Keister
Projection design by Jeff Sugg
Pupper and illusion design by Basil Twist
Orchestration by Doug Besterman

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As the lights fade and the fuelled giggles are heard, I realize that a Roald Dahl fan will forever be young at heart!

What could possibly go wrong? As the lights fade and the fuelled giggles are heard, I realize that a Roald Dahl fan will forever be young at heart! In this marvellously colorful production, Charlie Bucket reminds us that it doesn't matter where you come

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Nicola Quinn

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3.5 star rating

Liz Small: “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”

What an amazing show!!! So well cast, superb lighting, costumes, dancing,... more

Annie: “Not for kids only!”

Start your holidays off with wonderful Wonka wonderland of talented actors... more

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