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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory opens next weekend

Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 2:27 pm


Kendyn Brock, left, (Charlie Bucket), Derrick Minnick (Willy Wonka) and Douglas Yurcik as Grandpa Joeget ready themselves for the opening of “Willy Wonka: The Musical. -Photo provided by RMS Photography

Millennium Repertory Company presents “Willy Wonka: The Musical” at the Manchester Arts Center.

Willy Wonka, an eccentric candy mogul, stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five chocolate bars. The winners are promised a free tour of his factory and a lifetime supply of candy, but they end up with much more.

Featuring songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder, “Wonka” is a “scrumdiddilyumptious” musical fit for the appetites of all ages.

The show is suitable for most audiences. Children under four will be admitted with the purchase of a student ticket, but adults should consider toddlers’ ability to remain attentive during the performance.

Shows are Nov. 10-12, 17-19. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 p.m.  Tickets are adults: $15, seniors/military/students/pre-k:$13.

For group rates look for the Pick Ten Flex Pass at