Visit Wonka's Chocolate Factory with IEYMS Theater Workshop

Next Friday (April 5), the Theater Workshop students at Isaac E. Young Middle School will take their audience on a trip to a chocolate factory with a bit of magic and plenty of singing and dancing - and you won't need a Golden Ticket.   
 
The students will perform the musical Willy Wonka Junior, based on the Roald Dahl classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the 1971 movie that came from it. The musical follows the story of Charlie and several other young people who win a tour of the factory by discovering the lucky metallic-hued ticket in a candy bar wrapper.  
 
"We're progressing really well," eighth-grader Leila Martinez, who plays Wonka, said at a rehearsal this week. "There are a lot of nice songs, the dancing is phenomenal in my opinion, and we're working really hard."
 
  They will perform the show at 7 p.m. on April 5. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for students. Children 3 and under get in free. The school is at 270 Centre Ave.
 
They'll do it again on Monday, April 8, but just for elementary school students.
 
Sixth-grader Valerie Meda - Mike Teavee in the play - was confident that the audiences will enjoy the humor and creativity.
 
"I'm pretty sure people are going to love this show," she said.
 
The faculty team involved in the show also includes: Claudia Cassone, producer; Michael Fry, art director; Kirk Ehrenreich, music director; Tony Martino, lighting; and John Thompson, sound.