BPA Theatre School stages sweet classic show

Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir is a golden ticket to adventure.

Bainbridge Performing Arts Theatre School’s upcoming sumptious summer production of “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr.,” is set for the stage Thursday Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 5. It features students in grades first through 10 and is directed by Pete Benson.

Musical direction is by Reece Sauvé; choreography by Heather Dawson; and costume design by Dawn Janow.

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 Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder, in addition to a host of fun new songs, the stage version is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight.

BPA’s beguiling and energetic cast includes Cameron Albee, Audrey Benson, Keira Bertram, Keara Callahan, Marina Correa, Margaret Coulter, Dolly Courtway, Brearley Curfman, Bella Decina, Leila Dugan, Fiona Dunn, Avery Holding, George Johnston, Jane Johnston, Anna Kim, Matthew Knight, Nicholas Knight, Roland Koch, Gracie Cate Mandlekorn, Sophia Marchinek, Judah Marshall, Eileen Miller, Allie Paulson-Houser, Sasha Paulson-Houser, Clara Pehling, Charlie Phillips, Trinity Schou, Matilda Sykes, Evelyn Thomas, Felicity Watson and Elizabeth West.

Performances will be 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets, $12 for adults, $8 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers — or $8.75 per person for families of four or more — may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206-842-8569 or in person at BPA (200 Madison Ave. North).

Box office hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.

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