I have such a soft spot in my heart for Willy Wonka, Charlie Bucket, Grandpa Joe and the whole gang. Roald Dahl’s book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” was one of my favorites growing up, and I’ve even re-read it a few times as an adult. I’ve watched both movies repeatedly, as have my children. And I’ll be quite honest, when I approached The Children’s Theatre about partnering for promotions this year it was because of Willy Wonka Jr. I love Charlie & the Chocolate Factory! I was so excited that they were going to bring it to the stage for families to enjoy! We love going to all of the Children’s Theatre productions, but this is the show I’m most excited about this year. It’s even more special, because later in April, Max will be in his school’s performance of Willy Wonka, playing the role of a dancing squirrel. It’s a Willy Wonka sort of spring for our family! Someone is going to have to hold me back from getting up on the stage and singing and dancing, I really just love Willy Wonka. And I think as an added activity, I might try to get the kids to read the book by Roald Dahl before we go, because it’s such a classic. Not only does my family get to attend Willy Wonka Jr., but I also have a voucher for four tickets to give away to one lucky winner! You could take your family to the show!
Here’s More about Willy Wonka Jr. ::
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati ends its 89th MainStage Season with ROALD DAHL’S WILLY WONKA JR. directed and choreographed by Jay Goodlett. Words and music by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy A. McDonald, based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.
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.
LOCAL 12’s Bob Herzog will play the famous chocolatier, Mr. Willy Wonka, in the production.
Featuring a memorable score by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley, “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR.” 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.
ROALD DAHL’S WILLY WONKA JR., The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, through April 12. 7:30 p.m. Friday April 4; Saturday April 5, 2 PM and 5 PM; Sunday, April 6 and Saturday, April 12, 2 PM; Taft Theatre, 5th and Sycamore Streets in Downtown Cincinnati. Tickets $7-$25. 1-800-745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com.
Willy Wonka Jr. Ticket Voucher Giveaway ::
The Details ::
I have a voucher to give away that can be redeemed for 4 tickets to see Willy Wonka Jr. at the Taft Theatre. You can choose to see the show on one of these dates: Friday, April 4th at 7:30pm or Saturday, April 5th at 5pm. I will draw one random winner on Monday, March 31st at 2pm. The winner will be emailed and have 24 hours to contact me via email or another name will be drawn. I will mail you the voucher which you will need to take to the Taft Theater box office the day of the show (one hour before) to trade for tickets OR you can call the Children’s Theatre to reserve your seats ahead of time. Subject to availability. Please be sure you are available for one of these dates before entering the giveaway.
How to Enter (answer this question):1. Who is your favorite character from Willy Wonka?
2. Check out The Little Things Blog & The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati on Facebook, and then leave a comment below telling me that you did so.
Disclaimer: I was given tickets to give away as well as tickets for my family to attend the show. The opinions are 100% my own!