We thought we would pass this along to you our great listeners that have children.  This is a great event to introduce your kids to not only a great classic like Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory but the arts as well.


Date: Thursday February 10th Thru Saturday, February 12, 2011

Venue:Humanities Center

Address:809 Kirby Street Lake Charles, LA 70601

The Children's Theatre Company

Willy Wonka the Musical features music such as, “The Candy Man” and “Pure Imagination.” The score by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, along with several new songs, has been neatly fitted into a new script adapted under Roald Dahl. Based on the 1970s-era movie, it employs a cast of school children, grandparents, parents and Oompa Loompas. Dahl’s book, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” was the catalyst for the movie version. The story offers a poor young child, Charlie Bucket, whose father’s meager salary must support not only his wife, child and himself, but also four bedridden grandparents. Young Charlie dreams of visiting the local candy factory, which was shut down many years ago. A promotion from the candy maker starts the ball rolling to allow five lucky children to visit the factory. Chaos ensues, five Golden Tickets are found inside Wonka Bars. The children go, each with a guest, to the mysterious factory. Performances are held at Central School of the Arts & Humanities Center (809 Kirby Street) located in downtown Lake Charles.

If you get a chance to attend, i think the kids will love it.  Willy WOnka and the story has now spanned over generations since its release.  So it will be trip down memory lane for you but maybe something new for your kids.  Enjoy!!!!

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