Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR.

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

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 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 five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever 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. 

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. has a flexible cast size with many featured and ensemble roles including the singing and dancing Oompa Loompas.

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Questions & Answers

Willy Wonka Jr. VS Alice in Wonderland Jr.

August 14, 2013
Hello! I am a Drama Club Advisor of an elementary school in NJ. I am so torn over which show to choose, so if anyone out there is willing to advise me, here is what you may need to know to form an opinion:* My Drama Club is only made up of 5th and 6th graders. Enrollment is generally between 80-90 students. Last year's production had a total of 92 kids.* The program is rapidly growing, and since our first Jr. musical five years ago, the quality has improved, the interest has grown, and we are now very "noticed" by administrators. The pinnacle of what we have accomplished was last year's production of The Little Mermaid, Jr. I want to live up to that pressure.* I always hated when teachers or directors chose a show with a certain person in mind for a certain role, but I can't hide the fact that I have an incoming 6th grader who is PHENOMENAL. When I say she will most likely sing on Broadway one day, I mean it sincerely. She was my Ariel last year, and I would love to feature her, as this will be her last year in my Drama Club.* Finally, my participation from the boys is always unknown. Over the past two years, I was able to do Seuss Jr. and Mermaid Jr. so successfully because of the boys I had for male leads. I may get a good number of boys this year, but I'm not quite sure about the amount of boys who will be able to carry a show or even successfully do a lead role.ANY help, advice, opinions, information you can give me would be so very much appreciated. Thank you in advance! :)
Willy Wonka Jr. VS Alice in Wonderland Jr.

Willy Wonka with 10-15 cast members?

August 16, 2013
I run a children's theatre company which offers after-school classes, and 1 show a year. I've had a surprisingly low turnout for this year's show, which we were planning on being Willy Wonka. We enroll kids and guarantee every kid a part, so we start off doing audition prep and generally hold auditions 3-4 weeks into "rehearsal". I didn't purchase the show rights yet because I always want to wait to make sure the class will "make" before putting out the money. At this point I have 10-12 kids signed up. Can I do Willy Wonka with that few kids?
Willy Wonka with 10-15 cast members?

Willy Wonka Boat

April 5, 2014
We need to construct the pink Willis wonka boat for a school play. No idea how to begin! Can a kit be purchased or the actual prop?
Willy Wonka Boat
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perusal question

January 22, 2009
Is there much difference between Willy Wonka Jr and the kids version? Is Willly Wonka much different from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?
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