MANCHESTER, Ohio | The Manchester Music Department proudly presents a rollicking musical production of Willy Wonka.
Bring the entire family and everyone will go home singing the “Oompa Loompa” song and “Pure Imagination.” Seventy-two talented high school choir members bring you the wonderful characters from Roald Dahl’s book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Follow the adventures of five lucky children who win a contest to tour the famous Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory. Senior Grant Blanton plays the eccentric Willy Wonka and leads the tour down the Chocolate River, through the Candy Inventing Room, the Fizzy Lifting Room, and the Chocolate Dipping Room. Golden Ticket winner Charlie Bucket (Kaci Foster) tours the factory with some positive thinking, accompanied by Grandpa Joe (Kore Newman). Other winners include Augustus Gloop (Tylor Saunders), Violet Beauregarde (Taylor Himes), Veruca Salt (Keisha Palmer), and Micah Teavee (Hannah Rideout). And don’t forget everyone’s favorite Oompa Loompas played by 57 high school choir students.
Willy Wonka takes the stage on Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4 at 7 p.m., at Manchester High School.
Flying sequences are provided by ZFX Flying Effects.