Child-performed Willy Wonka musical coming this weekend to Truckee | SierraSun.com

Child-performed Willy Wonka musical coming this weekend to Truckee

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Chloe Fillinger plays Willy Wonka in this weekend's musical.
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TRUCKEE, Calif. — Truckee Community Theater will host a special child-themed musical version of Roald Dahl’s timeless classic novel, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” this weekend.

This adapted musical comedy, entitled “Willy Wonka Kids,” has all your favorite characters: Charlie Bucket and Grandpa Joe, screen addict Mike Teavee, bubble gum chewing Violet Beauregarde, insatiable Augustus Gloop, bratty Veruca Salt, and, of course, Willy Wonka, who is searching for one good child to run his chocolate factory.

Don’t miss the adorable Oompa Loompas as well. This short show, directed by Holly Hawthorne and Yvonne Logan, features many catchy tunes that will have you humming along and tapping your feet.

This is a perfect show for families with children as young as four years of age.

As part of the production, Truckee Community Theater will also present a themed concessions bar with chocolate dipped fruit, cotton candy and popcorn.

Plus, there will be a drawing at each show to get a “golden ticket” for a basket of prizes. At the end of the show, audience members can meet the cast and take a photo at the show’s special candy photo booth.

Performances will be held at the Community Arts Center at 10046 Church St. in Truckee on Friday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 2, at 2 p.m.

The show is general admission, so if you plan to buy your seats at the door, it’s recommended you arrive 45 minutes early to park and get tickets.

Because this show may sell out, you may also buy tickets ahead online. For more information, call 530-214-8348.

This article was provided by the Truckee Community Theater. Tickets and information are available at truckeecommunitytheater.com.