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Baldwin students to stage ‘Willy Wonka’

By Staff | Feb 21, 2019

The singing and dancing in “Willy Wonka” will surely make you smile while you hum the show’s memorable “Candyman,” “Pure Imagination” and “Oompa Loompa” songs all the way home! PHOTOS BY JACK GRACE.

WAILUKU – The Baldwin High School Performing Arts Learning Center (PALC) and Baldwin Theatre Guild will present their annual spring musical, “Willy Wonka,” next month in the Baldwin Auditorium on campus.

Shows are set for March 8-10 and 15-17 with performances at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays.

The production is directed by Linda Carnevale along with Musical Director Tana Larson and Choreographer Dejah Padon.

“Willy Wonka” features music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley.

The book by Roald Dahl was adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald.

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 and new songs written especially for this production, “Willy Wonka” is a “scrumdidilyumptious” musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.

The play follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his tasty 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 energetic grandfather, Grandpa Joe.

The children who win the golden tickets travel into the chocolate factory and experience the wonders of the greatest candy factory in the world.

See how each of the winning children “try” to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory.

Which child will be the last one left to win the factory and the lifetime of chocolate?

Come and watch the talented students of the Baldwin Performing Arts Learning Center bring this beloved classic story to life with over-the-top characters, colorful and silly Oompa Loompas, nut-cracking squirrels and more.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, $7 for students ages 12-17 and $5 for children ages 11 and under.

There are no reservations. The box office opens 45 minutes before show time, and seating begins at 6:30 p.m.