Description:

Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate-covered life.

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 Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth.

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka 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: the fifth is a likable 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.

Directed by ariZoni Award-winning director Bertha Cortes
Music Directed by Sara McDermott
Choreography by Haley Gadbery

Tickets available only through the Mesa Arts Center:
https://www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/shows/other-presenters/roald-dahls-willy-wonka-2021

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Oct 22nd @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 23rd @ 2:00pm
  • Sunday, Oct 24th @ 2:00pm
  • Thursday, Oct 28th @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, Oct 29th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 30th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 30th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Oct 31st @ 2:00pm
  • School Days Performance

Ticket Prices:

* Prices may vary by performance.


Mesa Arts Center - Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse:

One East Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85201


Characters:

Willy Wonka

  • John S. Terpin

Candy Man

  • Tolan Cottrell

Phineous Trout

  • Ariana Latvaaho

Charlie Bucket

  • Micah Doe

Mrs. Bucket

  • Hannah Cilliers

Mr. Bucket

  • Naison Vaught

Grandma Josephine

  • Noelle Ierley

Grandma Georgina

  • Riley Cottrell

Grandpa George

  • Josiah Elliott

Grandpa Joe

  • Jacob Currie

Jamie

  • Claire Theodore

Matilda

  • Hannah Lindblade

Sophie

  • Marley Johnson-Ordonez

Dani

  • Sydney Ham

Alfie

  • Zayden Hynes

Billy

  • Tucker Terpin

Augustus Gloop

  • Miles Gustafson

Mrs. Gloop

  • Ava Propstra

Veruca Salt

  • Pepper Porter

Mr. Salt

  • Dillon Fifield

Mike Teavee

  • Seth Ierley

Ms. Teavee

  • Elise Carpenter

Violet Beauregarde

  • Juliette Forsberg

Mrs. Beauregarde

  • Eva Britton

Oompa-Loompa 1

  • Annaliese Saunders

Oompa-Loompa 2

  • Katelyn Fifield

Oompa-Loompa 3

  • Audrey Church

Oompa-Loompa 4

  • Mackenzie Ham

Oompa-Loompa 5

  • Nicole Cook

Lead Reporters / Squirrels

  • Bella Hayward
  • Madeline Sage
  • Makenzie Latvaaho
  • Zoemia Agar

Candy Kid Ensemble

  • Josslyn Smith
  • Karolyn Martin
  • Truman Seiler V

Oompa-Loompa Chorus

  • Abigail Bradley
  • Azlynn Hynes
  • Claire Theodore
  • Ella Cupo
  • Hannah Lindblade
  • Jordana Saunders
  • Josslyn Smith
  • Karolyn Martin
  • Marley Johnson-Ordonez
  • Olivia Woldeab
  • Sydney Ham
  • Truman Seiler V
  • Tucker Terpin
  • Zayden Hynes

Ensemble: Cooks, Reporters, Radio Announcers, TV Characters, Spies and More!

  • Aleksandra Currie
  • Anne Martin
  • Bria Lindblade
  • Brielle Mercure
  • Cece Campbell
  • Emma Priebe
  • Gwen Ierley
  • Josiah Elliott
  • Julia Norden
  • Lexi Smith
  • Naison Vaught
  • Noelle Ierley
  • Tolan Cottrell

Dance Ensemble - The Candy Crew

  • Aleksandra Currie
  • Ariana Latvaaho
  • Ava Propstra
  • Bria Lindblade
  • Brielle Mercure
  • Eva Britton
  • Hannah Cilliers
  • Julia Norden
  • Madeline Sage
  • Riley Cottrell

Crew:

Assistant Stage Manager

  • Bella Skotnick


Dance Intern

  • Megan Messmer


Tech Crew

  • Josh Swedler