Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory opens next weekend


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 www.millenniumrep.org.

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