YOUTH COMPANY PROGRAM: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory - Grades 3-8 (Begins Feb 5)

Event Details


No Audition Required; Some Previous Training Recommended

14-week program ends in two weekends of fully-produced, ticketed, public performances of Mary Poppins. Meets twice a week, on Mondays & Wednesdays.  Tech Week and 10 performances required.  Students will work with a professional director and music director in a highly supportive "ensemble"-focused environment. The final performance is a 90-100 minute production with costumes, props, scenic elements, and live musical accompaniment in our theatre. 

CLASS BEGINS:  Wednesday, January 31, 2018

CLASS ENDS:  Sunday, May 20, 2018

CLASS MEETING DAY & TIME:  Twice weekly, Mondays 5:40pm-8:10pm and Wednesdays 5:40pm-8:10pm (no Saturdays this year). 

TECH WEEK DATES:  These required extra dates are:

  • Sun, May 6, 2pm-7pm
  • Mon, May 7, 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Wed, May 9, 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Fri, May 11, 5:30pm-9:30pm


PREREQUISITE:  No formal audition is necessary; however, students will be most successful if they have participated in a previous performance program with us at our studios or schoolsites.  Those with no previous experience may be asked to submit an audition video to ensure they can match pitch.  Excellent attendance is required for this program.  Students with more than 3 absences may be dropped from the program, or have their role(s) reassigned, at the discretion of our Artistic Director. 

CLASS SIZE:  Youth Company enrollment is limited to 32 students. This class almost always fills, so enroll early to ensure your place.  In our larger programs, some or all roles are double-cast; however, usually all students perform in all of the shows. We do reserve the right to change the number of performances based on the final enrollment and casting. 

FINAL PERFORMANCE: There will be ten ticketed, public performances of Wonka at the following dates & times:

  • Sat, May 12 @ 3:30pm & 6pm
  • Sun, May 13 @ 12noon & 3:30pm
  • Fri, May 18 @ 7pm
  • Sat, May 19 @ 12noon, 3:30pm & 6pm
  • Sun, May 20 @ 12noon & 3:30pm


  • #1:  Pay in-full at time of enrollment (FULL PAY). A $1.50 Theatre Improvement Fee is added to each Full Pay enrollment, or:
  • #2:  Divide  your payment into three installments, with $169.67 due today (3-PAY OPTION)  The two additional payments ($169.66) will be deducted from the card you use on March 1 and April 1, 2018.  In addition to our $1.50 Theatre Improvement Fund, a $10.00 service fee is added to all 3-PAY enrollments. 


FINANCIAL AID:  Financial aid awards of up to 66% are available.  Please visit our website for more information or to apply for aid:

***NOTE:  This class is recommended for students who have previous experience in our Youth Company or Schoolsite Programs (or similar).  If you need help choosing the right class for your child, please contact our offices at:

ABOUT THE SHOW: The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth. Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever 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.

Ticket Information
SectionPriceService FeeTickets Requested
3037710667 FULL-PAY: YOUTH COMP: Willy Wonka - Gr 3-8
FULL PAY OPTION: Pay full amount of $509 at the time of enrollment. A $1.50 Theatre Improvement Fund fee applies to all enrollments.
$509.00 1 $1.50
3037710668 3-PAY OPTION: YOUTH COMP: Willy Wonka - Gr 3-8
3-PAY OPTION: Pay $169.67. Pymt #2 will charged to your card on MAR 1; Pymt #3 on APRIL 1. $10 service fee and $1.50 TIF fee will be added for 3-Pay.
$169.67 1 $11.50

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