Santa Monica’s Morgan-Wixson Theatre
Youth Education/Entertainment Series (Y.E.S.) proudly presents:
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka TYA
Music and Lyrics by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse
Adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald
Based on the book Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
March 22 – April 6
Directed / Musical Direction by Anne Gesling
by Lauren Blair
Santa Monica, CA –
Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this Theatre for Young Audiences stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA TYA, featuring a memorable score by Leslie Bricusse (JEKYLL & HYDE, DOCTOR DOLITTLE) and Anthony Newley, follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory–or suffer the consequences.
In August 2012, the readers of LA Parent magazine voted the Morgan-Wixson’s Youth Education/Entertainment Series as one of the Top 2 Children’s Theatres in all of Los Angeles.
Anne Gesling, who continually manages to bring the patrons out in droves to see her productions, directs again for the Morgan-Wixson Theatre. In 2011, the theatre had record-breaking ticket sales with the Gesling-directed youth musical Seussical and the Los Angeles Premiere of Pinkalicious, The Musical, and Anne continued her successes with last season’s box office pleasers Once Upon a Mattress, Freckleface Strawberry: The Musical, Madeline & The Gypsies and most recently, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Schoolhouse Rock Live!
JUST THE FACTS
WHAT: Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this Theatre for Young Audiences stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
WHEN: March 22 through April 6, 2014
Saturdays & Sundays at 11am
WHERE: Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Boulevard (Pico @ 27th Street),
Santa Monica, CA 90405. Accessible by Big Blue Bus #7 and #8.
ADMISSION: Adults $10, Children 12 and Under $8
HOW: Reserved seats available at www.morgan-wixson.org
or phone 310-828-7519.
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