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Musical Theatre of Anthem Presents Willy Wonka, Jr.


Anthem, Ariz.  February 6, 2012 – Get your golden ticket for Musical Theatre of Anthem’s upcoming musical production of Willy Wonka, Jr. March 29 – April 1 in Anthem.  Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. 

The talented cast of 82 local youth, ages 6-12, will take you on a scrumptious journey with Augustus Gloop, Mike Teavee, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, and of course Charlie Bucket.  The memorable score features “The Candy Man,” “Pure Imagination,” “Oompa Loompa” and “I Want it Now” by Academy® and Grammy® award winners Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley.  

Performances take place on March 29, 30, 31 at 7:00 p.m. and March 31 and April 1 at 3:00 p.m. at Boulder Creek High School’s Mini Auditorium, 40404 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy, Anthem, AZ 85086.  Tickets may be purchased online at  Adult tickets are $18 and Students, Seniors and Children 12 and under are $15.  Get your tickets soon as MTA shows typically sell out.  

Willy Wonka Jr.’s production staff includes Zoni-nominated director Laura O’Meara, Zoni-winning choreographer Shawna Quain Weitekamp, vocal director Ginette Rossi, assistant director Zac Coffey, and production assistant Sarah Brayer.  MTA’s Producing Artistic Director Jackie Hammond is producing the show.  

About MTA

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is an award-winning, non-profit theater company located in Anthem, Arizona.  The mission of MTA is to develop youth and adults within the field of performing arts while enhancing their intrinsic creativity and brokering their vast talents.  MTA trains and educates youth so that they can become the artists, patrons, and leaders of tomorrow while providing opportunities to adults that empower them and foster their creativity.  MTA’s principles include casting all who audition in select productions, presenting high quality shows that everyone can enjoy, and providing a positive environment where performers can practice teamwork and communication skills while experiencing the pride of accomplishment.


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