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WILLIE WONKA JR. comes to the Tri-PAC

August 9, 2011

Do you love chocolate?  Who doesn’t love a summertime treat?  Nobody can resist the temptation of WILLIE WONKA JR. at theTri-County Performing Arts Center, 245 E. High Street, Pottstown.  Get your tickets now – there are only three performances, Saturday August 13th at 7:00 PM and Sunday, August 14th at 3:00 PM or 7:00 PM.  Tickets for these special performances by Summer Camp students are only $8.00!

Bring the whole family to the Tri-PAC Performing Arts Summer Camp’s production of WILLY WONKA, JR.  It’s a delightful, updated musical version of Roald Dahl’s timeless children’s novel, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY! Augustus eats and eats. Veruca yells and yells. Violet chews and chews. And Mike Teavee? Well, he learns everything on the … you know what! Then there’s Charlie Bucket who learns to “Think Positive.” These are the five Golden Ticket winners who get a lifetime supply of glorious chocolate from candy creator Willy Wonka AND a tour of his mysterious and fantastic factory. But do all the kids stay until the end of the tour? Come to the Tri-PAC and find out!

The cast includes Aidan Quigley, Aslan Berbaum, Mike Styer, Lindsay Lohr, Brad Heinzinger, Tim Turner, Anna Lavelle, Sebastian Coates, Cassie Wells, Taylor Ruffo, Rikki Etter, Emi Aungst, Kendall Bowden, JT Clark, Olivia Zitkus, Sarah Bauer, Wyeth Casperite, Rachel Julian, Kyraen Bittner, Madison Kershner, Jordan Hicks, Julia Maenza, Cassandra Marks, Hannah Paczkowski, Amanda Murray, Nathan Bunyon, Tiana Gallagher, Lauren Bergen, Madison Wingert, Lauren Dougherty, and Annie Stockmal.  The Stage Director for this production is  Lisa Uliasz with Music Director, Richard Oberholtzer.

Lyrics and music are by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley.  The show was adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy A. McDonald.  It is based on the book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl, and presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Tickets are available online at www.tripac.orgTickets will be sold at the door if space is available.  For full information check www.tripac.org, or call the theater at 610-970-1199.  You will also find full information on the website about the upcoming 2011 – 2012 season.

ABOUT VILLAGE PRODUCTIONS

Village Productions (the Tri-County Performing Arts Center) is a dynamic non-profit performing arts organization founded in 2001 to make the arts highly accessible to all in the community. Established and led by dedicated team of performing artists, arts educators, business leaders, and area residents, Village Productions seeks to strengthen community, inspire creative exploration, educate, and entertain, through the presentation of quality performing arts events and educational opportunities geared toward a diverse audience. More information is available at www.tripac.org

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