November 18 – 20, 2022

Music and Lyrics by
Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley

Adapted for stage by:
Leslie Bricusse & Timothy Allen McDonald

Based on the Book:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
By Roald Dahl

Director – Maggie Dowd Narkhede
Music and Orchestra Director – Ryan Kaplan
Choreographer – Anna Valeri

Friday, November 18, 2022 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 19, 2022, 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 20, 2022, 2:00 pm

The Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center
(Orpheum Theatre)
One School Street
Foxboro, MA

The Un-Common Theatre Company begins our 2022-2023 season with our Fall Production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka. 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 Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever 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.

Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir coming to chocolate-covered life will have audiences wishing for their own golden tickets!


Willy  Wonka is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI

This program is supported in part by grants from Mansfield, Norfolk, Norton Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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