Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts


The delicious adventures of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film, in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth.

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. 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, but 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.

This production is double-cast. If you are attending to support a specific actor, please click here to view the cast list and make sure that you choose dates on which that actor is performing.

Public Performances:

  • Saturday, October 24 @ 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 25 @ 2 p.m.
  • Friday, October 30 @ 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 31 @ 2 p.m. with socially distanced trick or treating after the show!
  • Sunday, November 1 @ 2 p.m.
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