BIGFORK – It has been 10 years since making its first appearance in Bigfork as the whimsical world of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka returns to the Edge Stage. The new musical adaptation, based on the book “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl, follows the adventures of Charlie Bucket and the other Golden Ticket holders through Willy Wonka’s mysterious Chocolate Factory filled with Oompa-Loompa, fun, candy and magic around every corner. The play, presented in Bigfork and produced by the Stages Theatre Company, is a sweet treat for the entire family. This musical will be on stage at the Edge Center in Bigfork Friday, July 19 through Sunday, July 21. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Cost is $15 for adults and $5 for children.
Directed by Nikki Swoboda, this production of the children’s classic was adapted to stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald, and features the enchanting songs from the 1971 film, along with new songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley.
“Willy Wonka is filled with big dreams and a generous sprinkle of candy, which just so happens to be the ingredients for an excellent summer,” said Swoboda, director. “Charlie’s big heart and open eyes bring us on a fantastical journey from nothing to everything, and all kinds of wild adventures in between.”
Every year, Stages Theatre Company brings a treat with their special productions filled with music and laughter for a wonderful experience for both the theater and the Bigfork community. This show, filled color and excitement, will be sure to transport audiences to a world of pure imagination!
“We are grateful to continue that amazing partnership with Edge and the experiences that our summer tour to Bigfork provides for our young actors, families, and the community,” said Sandy Boren-Barrett, artistic director of Stages Theatre Company.
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka TYA is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.