‘Willy Wonka Jr.’ Opens Tonight

Cast of ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’ Courtesy photo
ACCT News:

Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT) and Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) reprise Willy Wonka, Jr.

Originally presented by ACCT in 2009, this weekend’s production, performed by a talented cast of Los Alamos Middle School students, will leave you singing.

Follow the adventures of five lucky children who win a contest to tour the famous Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory. Evelyn Wohlbier plays the eccentric Willy Wonka and leads the tour down the Chocolate River, through the Candy Inventing Room, the Fizzy Lifting Room, and the Chocolate Dipping Room. 

Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats. The fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket who takes the tour in the company with his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory, or suffer the consequences. Cast members hail from LAMS with a few supporting Oompa Loompas from various LAPS elementary schools.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. today, and 2 p.m. and  7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 at Duane Smith Auditorium. Admission is free.  

ACCT is funded through a grant and affiliated with LAPS. For more information, see http://atomiccitychildrenstheater.com or contact Daren Savage at d.savage@laschools.net.

Auditions for a 3rd and 4th grade production of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty are coming up Feb. 25


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