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Jan 24

Willy Wonka Headed to Ella Fitzgerald Theater

Posted on January 24, 2018 at 10:04 AM by Communications Department

Come witness Roald Dahl's “Willy Wonka" as you have never seen it before at Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center. Based on the book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl, Willy Wonka hits the Ella Fitzgerald stage February 8 through 24 with evening performances Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and a matinee on Saturdays. willy wonka

Actors of all ages auditioned for the play last summer and have spent time transforming into the iconic characters that the world has come to know and love. The play is directed by Michelle Gilliam with music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley. Bring the entire family to journey into a world of wonder and pure imagination. Tickets are $10 and available on the Downing-Gross website.