This week: Willy Wonka’s Magical Chocolate Factory
The Art Centre Theatre (formerly Teatro delle Muse), proudly announces its production of: Willy Wonka’s Magical Chocloate Factory
Performed by Children ranging in ages from 4-21, 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 the songs from the classic family film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The memorable score features “The Candy Man”, “Pure Imagination”, “Oompa Loompa” and ”I Want it Now” by Academy® and Grammy® award winners Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley. The play was cast, rehearsed, set built and music learned all within a two week period. Cast members met on Monday July 12 at 1:00 and have rehearsed every day since for 4 to 6 hours every day, Monday through Friday, and some weekends to get their show ready. The show has a two week run and features children from throughout the DFW area. ½ price ticket days are Wed. and Thursdays throughout the run of the show.
“This is a truly student run show,” Jamey Jamison Executive Director Art Centre Theatre, “ the kids do everything, from the lights and sound to the costumes and the set … oh and did I mention they sing and dance too?”
“This year we invited kids from the City of Plano’s “Jumpstart” to come be in the show as well . We auditioned them and picked several especially talented kids who we scholarshiped into the program,” Jamey Jamison, Executive Director of the Art Centre Theatre, “This is a very diverse cast of rugged experience and raw talent. We are very pleased.”
“I am very excited about this show,” Kathy French, Director, “ It has all the elements that good theatre has, and the music is just phenomenal, we have some really good singers in this cast – exceptional.”
“I love this part, it is one of the most fun things I have done all summer,” Taylor Timm – AKA Willy Wonka, “I am really enjoying the process of BECOMING someone else.”
Willy Wonka will open Wednesday, July 28 , 2010 and perform through Sunday Aug. 8, 2010. Performances for Willy Wonka will be Wed., Thurs., Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00pm, and Saturdays & Sundays at 3:00pm. For exact dates and show times please visit our web site and click on the “Productions” Tab or “Tickets” Tab. Ticket prices are $12 online or $15 at the door. Advanced online purchase (before opening) are only $10 with coupon code “Willy”. For tickets, please visit our website, www.ArtCentreTheatre.com. Online ticketing is available with NO service fees and allows patrons to select preferred seating.
The ArtCentre Theatre (formerly Teatro delle Muse), strives to offer a full range of professional theatre. Selected works will include classic, contemporary and new plays that audiences will find entertaining as well as thought provoking. Involvement from the community will cross all demographic lines to include educational programs and community service projects. The Theatre is located at 1028, 15th Place (northwest corner of Avenue K and 15th Street) in historic downtown Plano. For further information, please visit our web site www.ArtCentreTheatre.com