Willy Wonka (& the Chocolate Factory)

A Tasty Treat for the whole family

 Live on Stage

Valley Youth Theatre

May 7th through May 23rd  

WHO:             VYT is celebrating its 21st season of providing award-winning entertainment to the Valley. VYT is in its second season utilizing a groundbreaking scholarship program, which will allow all members of the cast and crew to earn $150-$300 for each production. Money accrued will be held in an account and later used for the cast or crew member to attend post-secondary school. When the performer turns 18 and enters college, the money will be distributed throughout their college career. No other youth theatre in the country offers such a program. Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) was honored by the Arts & Business Council of Greater Phoenix, as the 2008 Arts Organization of the Year.  

WHAT:           Valley Youth Theatre presents the musical Willy Wonka live on stage to close out their 21st Season.


            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,” which features many of the songs made famous by the classic family film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” 


WHEN:             Friday, May 7th through Sunday, May 23rd.

                                  Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 12:00pm & 3:30pm and Sundays at 12:30pm & 4:00pm

                                Tickets are $18.00, for Groups of 20 or more tickets are $14.40.

                                For more information or to purchase tickets, please

                                Call 602-253-8188 x 4, or visit                               


WHERE:            Valley Youth Theatre

                                525 N. First St. (Southeast corner of First and Fillmore Streets)

                                Phoenix, AZ 85004 

About Valley Youth Theatre

Valley Youth Theatre named by the Arizona Republic as one of the “Top Ten Places to Become a Future Star” targets young people age 7 – 19 for participation in, and attendance, at quality live theatre productions. VYT’s mission is to inspire young people to be the best they can be, by providing them with lifelong lessons through a wide range of performing arts opportunities. VYT is an award-winning theatre and was recently selected as the Best Arizona Children’s Performing Arts Theatre and received the 2008 Governor’s Arts Award for Arts in Education. Alum include American Idol Jordin Sparks, Disney Channel’s Chelsea Staub, movie actress Emma Stone who starred in “Superbad,” “House Bunny” and “The Rocker” and Broadway Star Max Crumm. VYT is supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts with funding from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts. Partial funding also is provided by the Phoenix Arts Commission through appropriations from the Phoenix City Council. Valley Youth Theatre is a member of Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the American Theatre. 

For more information, or to donate to VYT, visit



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