- A Norwood Drama production
Music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Tim McDonald
Based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Directed by John Quinn
In this oh-so-sweet musical for all ages based on Roald Dahl’s children’s novel, candy-maker Willy Wonka and troupes of Ooompa Loompas give Charlie Bucket and four other Golden Ticket winners the tour of a lifetime in the fantastical chocolate factory. Charlie, Grandpa Joe, spoiled Veruca Salt, gluttonous Augustus Gloop, gum-grinding Violet Beauregarde, Wii/technology junkie Mike Teavee and their simply awful parents wind through a quirky labyrinth of lemon drops and colorful life lessons.
Willy Wonka – Final Rehearsals – Headshots (thank you Dan Busler!)
Sixty plus cast members sing their hearts out in memorable songs including “The Candy Man,” “I Want It Now!“, “Cheer Up, Charlie” and “Pure Imagination.” Musical accompaniment is provided by a professional orchestra directed by Fine Arts Director Cathy Connor Moen and high school Choral Instructor Ashley Nelson. Dean Calusdian has designed a brilliant 3D set that launches the cast out into the audience, helping to bring the 1971 film to life on stage.
Look for ‘Everlasting Gobstoppers‘ and ‘Wonka Bars’ provided by the Backstage Boosters at the concession stand during the intermission in this two-hour performance. Caution: chocolate river levels are rising, please watch your step.
|Friday, Sept. 18th at 7pm||Friday, Sept. 25th at 7pm|
|Saturday, Sept. 19th at 7pm||Saturday, Sept. 26th at 7pm|
|Sunday, Sept. 20th at 2pm||Sunday, Sept. 27th at 2pm|
Performances are held at Norwood’s Savage Center. Tickets available at the door: $10 general, $8 students/seniors.
Questions? Contact the Norwood High School Fine Arts Department: 781-440-5917.
|Willy Wonka: Bobby Smith / Eddie Lynch||Candy Man: Phil Gustafsan|
|Phineous Trout: Leo Blais / Matt Foley||Charlie Bucket: Kathleen Keefe|
|Mrs. Bucket: Katie McConnaughy||Mr. Bucket: Chris Kelleher|
|Grandma Josephine: Meagan McGinnes||Grandma Georgina: Argiro Kipouropoulos|
|Grandpa George: Connor Lyons / Catherine Dundero||Grandpa Joe: Robert McDonough|
|James: Eddie Hernon||Matilda: Charlotte Huxter|
|Sophie: Amy Warner||Danny:|
|Alfie: Chris Little||Billie: Tom Little|
|Augustus Gloop: A.J. Robinson / Billy Veer||Mrs. Gloop: Ashley McGinnes|
|Chorus of Cooks: Shannon Ippolito, Kristin McCarthy, Kelly McGowan, Catherine Dondero, Jen Sobol, Amanda Wood, Samantha Wood|
|Veruca Salt: Cianne Maloney / Shannon McDonough||Mr. Salt: Jimmy Flaherty|
|Mike Teavee: Becky Gillis, Nichole Adams||Ms. Teavee: Katie O’Connor|
|Violet Beauregarde: Marissa Farulla / Teresa Gassoway||Mrs. Beauregarde: Sarah Rabinovich|
|Oompa Loompas: Leo Blais, Melissa Clarke, Lauren DeSilva, Kristina Domaney, Catherine Dondero, Alyssa Gimabanco, Shannon Ippolito, Faye Jones, Lucy Kindstrom, Kristin McCarthy, Kelly McGowan, Gretchen Mueller, Lindsay Newcomb, Matthew Sheehan, Jen Sobol, Maybel Sterritt, Rachael Straehlie, Christine Vlahos, Amanda Wood, Samantha Wood|
|Charlie’s Friends: Danielle Wood, Rachel Wood|
|Director: John Quinn||Music Director:Cathy Connor Moen / Ashley Nelson|
|Stage Manager: Francis Sheehan||Assistant Stage Manager: Katharine Mueller|
|Costume Design: John Quinn||Costume Construction: Beth Maloney, Debbie Leotsakas|
|Set Design: Dean Calusdian||Scenic Artistry: Dean Calusdian, Jackie Cuccinata, Sara Rabinovitch|
|Set Construction: Andrew Adams, Brian McDonough, Matt Adams, Jackie Cucinatta, Chris Boyajian, Andre Garcia, Mike Magyer, Pete Maloney|