Family Holiday Classic: Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka
Join Charlie Bucket and four other Golden Ticket winners as they set off on a delicious adventure through Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory with Mr. Wonka himself! With excitement around every turn, Charlie learns the importance of sincerity, kindness and “pure imagination!”
The musical combines elements of both Roald Dahl’s book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and the 1971 Gene Wilder movie, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, with newly created material. All of your favorite characters are on the tour: hungry Augustus Gloop, snooty Daddy’s girl Veruca Salt, gum chewer Violet Beauregarde, and TV-loving Mike Teavee. And who could forget the Oompa Loompas!
|The performance at 5:00 PM on Sunday, Dec. 18, will have live audio description, provided by IRIS. Please contact our ticket office at 515-277-6261 if you would like to use this free service.|
Orchestra Sponsored by Ramsey Automotive
Des Moines Community Playhouse Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kill Date: Dec. 18, 2016
Subject: Des Moines Community Playhouse Presents "Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka"
Contact: Lee Ann Bakros, Playhouse Public Relations Director, 515-974-5358
The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the musical, "Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka," Dec. 2-18, 2016. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. "Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka" is sponsored by DuPont Pioneer, with the orchestra sponsored by Ramsey Automotive. Flying Effects are provided by D2 Flying Effects.
Join Charlie Bucket (Ellie Miglin) and four other Golden Ticket winners as they set off on a delicious adventure through Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory with Mr. Wonka (Brad Church) himself! With excitement around every turn, Charlie learns the importance of sincerity, kindness and “pure imagination!”
The musical adds newly created material to elements of both Roald Dahl’s book, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," and the 1971 Gene Wilder movie, "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory." All of your favorite characters are on the tour: hungry Augustus Gloop (Carson Doss), snooty Daddy’s girl Veruca Salt (Natalie Grote), gum chewer Violet Beauregarde (Anastasia Deace), and TV-loving Mike Teavee (Kyle Kloppe). And who could forget the Oompa Loompas?
The Playhouse cast is directed and choreographed by Alison Shafer with music direction by Brenton Brown. The cast includes Lonnie C. Appleby, Kyle M. Bochart, Brian Bopp, Lyndsy Darland, Melody DeRogatis, Katie Dorrell, Asher Ekhardt, Jack Gabby, Sue Gibbons, Darren Grote, Noah Hackbart, Campbell Helton, Will C. Johnson, Margo Keller, Taylor Lantz, Natalie Jo Lourens, Darlene Pullen, Mark Pullen, Jason Rainwater, Torien Reynolds, Eliza Tutty, Julianne Ungs, Lawrence Walker, and Sam Wilson.
Audiences are encouraged to come 20 minutes prior to show time to hear local musicians share holiday music in the lobby. Among those performing are Pella High School Madrigal Singers, Roosevelt High School Vocal Music, Fermata the Blue, The Christmas Belles Handbell Quartet, Shepherd of the Valley Church West Des Moines Adult Choir, Plymouth Church Chancel Choir, East High School Advanced Handbell Choir, and GottaZING!
The Playhouse is one of the oldest and largest community theatres in the US. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 4 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.
For more information about the Playhouse and "Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka," contact the Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.
"Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka" Performances: Dec. 2-18, 2016
7:00 PM Friday
1:00 PM & 5:00 PM Saturday-Sunday
"Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka" Tickets
Ticket prices start at $25
To purchase tickets:
Des Moines Community Playhouse Ticket Office, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312