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Musical Theatre of Anthem Presents Willy Wonka Junior  

Anthem, Ariz.  Feb. 28, 2017 – Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces their upcoming production of Willy Wonka Junior, a musical based on Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir. The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth.  

The talented cast, comprised of award winners and nominees ages 6-13, presents the show April 20-30, 2017 in Anthem. The award-winning production staff includes Co-Directors Jackie Hammond and Cydney Trent, Vocal Director Karen Blanzy and Choreographer Lyndsie Clymer.  

“I am beyond excited to be co-directing Willy Wonka Jr. with my amazing team of production staff members!” said Jackie Hammond. “This show is incredibly entertaining and will take you on an unforgettable journey, courtesy of our wonderfully talented cast. You don't want to miss this one!”  

Performances take place Thursday – Sunday at Musical Theatre of Anthem, 42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem, AZ  85086.  Times vary, so please see website for details. Tickets may be purchased online at  Adult tickets are $19; Students, Seniors and Children 12 and under are $16.  

Willy Wonka Junior is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684  

Photo credit: Michele Celentano
Willy Wonka: Tatum Sosnowski
Charlie Buckett: Ian McHatton

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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