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“Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka the Musical”

April 24th – May 11th

Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Adapted for the Stage by Timothy Allen McDonald and Leslie Bricusse
Based on the book Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Directed by Christina Hoff 

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 ofCharlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA, 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 who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory–or suffer the consequences.

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Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka
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
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Theater review: ‘Shakespeare’s R&J’ at Fabrefaction

By Manning Harris – For the AJC

Fabrefaction Theatre Conservatory is producing Joe Calarco’s “Shakespeare’s R&J,” a vibrant retelling of “Romeo and Juliet” through March 2, directed by Brian Clowdus, Serenbe Playhouse’s artistic director.

“For now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring,” says Benvolio in “Romeo and Juliet.” That line could be the touchstone for this rendering of the Bard’s timeless story of star-crossed lovers.

Calarco wonders what would happen in a strict New England Catholic all-male boarding school if four boys laid hands on a forbidden copy of Shakespeare’s play and started to read it aloud. Why is it forbidden? I’m not sure, but I know that nothing tweaks the interest and desire of hot-blooded adolescents more than forbidding them something, especially when no rationale is given.

What do you think four imaginative, testosterone-laden teenagers are more interested in—reciting aloud their Latin assignments (shades of “Spring Awakening”) or venting their passion in literature’s most famous love story?

Read Full Review of ‘Shakespeare’s R&J’ by Manning Harris, AJC

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