Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr.
The Children’s Theatre Of Cincinnati
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Our family enjoys The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. We try to go a few times a year, but we always go to the Christmas play. It’s become and annual tradition. Over the years, I have been nothing but impressed with the actors and actresses in every performance I’ve seen. I’m positive that I enjoy the shows as much, if not more, than my kids! The shows are perfect for children. The stories appeal to them and the shows are typically only 45-55 minutes long. My son was 3 at his first performance (Rudolph, I think) and sat through the whole thing.
“The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is one of the oldest children’s theatres in the country! Today, the Children’s Theatre brings art to life for children and the young at heart through three key programs: MainStage at the Taft, ArtReach (including WorkShops), and Learning the Craft.
The MainStage at the Taft series performed in downtown Cincinnati includes daytime performances for school audiences and weekend performances for the public. Geared toward children ages 4-14, these family-friendly one-hour professional productions feature music, drama, visual arts, and dance as a means of introducing children to the magic of the performing arts.”
The Children’s Theatre also offers study guides for most of their productions. Although the study guides are meant for teachers and schools to use as a tool to incorporate the productions into their curriculum, we use them at home. The study guides are great for getting my kids excited about the show, reflecting on it after and providing additional dimensions to an already super fun, yet educational experience.
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The Children’s Theatre Of Cincinnati is getting ready to start performances of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. featuring a memorable score by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley, follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. 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 of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory–or suffer the consequences.
Runtime: 55 minutes | Ages: 4+ | Musical Theater
Public Performance Dates and Times:
April 4-6 & 12, 2014
Friday, April 4 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 5 at 2 PM*
Saturday, April 5 at 5 PM
Sunday, April 6 at 2 PM
Saturday, April 12 at 2 PM
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Prize: 1 lucky winner will receive 4 tickets to The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s production of Willy Wonka Jr. at the Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH for their choice of the Friday, April 4 at 7:30pm or Saturday, April 5 at 5:00 pm shows only. The voucher will be snail mailed to the winner and can be redeemed through the information on the voucher.
Running Time: This giveaway will start on March 3, 2014 at 12:00am and will close on March 11, 2014 at 11:59pm.
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My family would love to see The BFG. It’s my favorite Roald Dahl story!
Kristen F. says
Hmmm. They have performed so many already. I like Mary Poppins.
Pat S. says
Kim Johnson says
My son likes the books _A Series of Unfortunate Events. That would be pretty cool to see on stage!
Vickie Jones says
I agree with Kim – I think a Series of Unfortunate Events would be a great play – but maybe a little hard to act out all the awesome scenes.
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