Willy Wonka Jr. Play Poster

The Ray-Pec- South Middle School Musical Theatre Class announces its upcoming musical "Willy Wonka Jr."

Performances of the show will be in the Ray-Pec High School Theatre at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, and Saturday, May 18, and at 2 p.m. May  19. All tickets are $5. Teachers are admitted free of charge.

To make a reservation, call the box office at 892-3999 ext. 2400, or you may be able to get a ticket at the door the night of the performance.

"Willy Wonka Jr." follows the story Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

The cast includes  Josh Oakes as Willy Wonka, Jace Ellibee as Charlie, Devlin Norton as Grandpa Joe, Lizzy Roller as Grandma Georgina, Tiana Bobo as Grandma Josephina, Aidan Newman as Grandpa George, Ethan Yearns as Mr. Bucket, Gracie Valdes as Mrs. Bucket, Izzy Greig as Phineous Trout, Gage Cavaness as Augustus Gloop, Hailey Doyle as Mrs. Gloop, Audrey Kelch as Veruca Salt, Hailey Chang as Mrs. Salt, Lissa Riley as Violet Beauregarde, Taylor Van Curen as Mrs. Beauregarde, Maiah Bloesser as Mrs. Teavee, Ingrid Gomez-Matute as Mike Teavee. Appearing in the show as Oompa-Loompa Narrators are Catlyn Cobb, Teagan Byrd, Haley Myers, Briella Ryberg, Ava Schinza and Ace Birdsong.  Appearing in the Ensemble  (Candy Man Kids,  Gloop Cooks, Squirrels, Zombie Teens Oompa Loompas) are Ace Birdsong, Maiah Bloesser, Tegan Byrd, Catlyn Cobb, Sidney Decker, Brently Dooley, Lorelei Fairbanks, Alyssa Grantham, Brooklynn Guinn, Giovanna Jones, ShyAnne Knight, Haley Myers, AIdan Newman, Maddy Oldham, Maddy Pike, Lizzy Roller, Briella Ryberg, Ava Schinze, and  Serenity Simmons-Brown.  

In Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR., a world-famous reclusive candy man named Willy Wonka announces that he will offer the tour of the lifetime through his secret chocolate factory to five children who find a golden ticket in one of his world-famous candy bars. One ticket-holder will also win a lifetime supply of chocolate. Against all odds, an impoverished but sweet-natured boy named Charlie Bucket wins a golden ticket. He and his fellow tour members — the spoiled-rotten Veruca Salt, gluttonous Augustus Gloop, gum-chewing Violet Beauregarde and television junkie Mike Teavee — spend a day traveling with the mysterious and marvelous Willy Wonka and his crew of Oompa Loompas through the fantastical factory. The children encounter marvelous sights and tastes along the way, including giant nut-selecting squirrels, fizzy lifting drinks, Everlasting Gobstoppers, and a chocolate river. But each stop proves to be a test, as only one can go on to win the Wonka prize.

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. is adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald. The show features lyrics and music by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, including beloved songs “The Candy Man,” “I Want It Now!”, and “Pure Imagination” from the classic film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials are supplied by Music Theatre International 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY, (212) 541-4684, mtishows.com