June 21-30, 2019
Opening Night on Friday, June 21, 2019

adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy A. McDonald
lyrics and music by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
based on the book, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl
directed by Anna Kimmell

The scrumdidilyumptious adventures of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory light up the stage this summer at The Rep. Featuring many of the enchanting songs from the 1971 film, generations of candy lovers will delight in this devilishly delicious adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic tale, brought to life by a company of young artists. Grab your golden ticket to see Willy Wonka Jr.!

The Rep’s Director of Education Anna Kimmell says, “We’re thrilled to showcase the amazing talent of our local young artists and offer both performance and training opportunities for generations to come here at The Rep.”

*This production is an add-on to the 2019 season subscription. 


Regular Performances

Friday, June 21 at 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 23 at 2 p.m.

Thursday, June 27 at 7 p.m.

Friday, June 28 at 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 29 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 30 at 2 p.m.


Thursday, June 27, at 7 p.m., is an American Sign Language-interpreted performance

Because each individual theatregoer is different, The Rep offers suitability suggestions for every production. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness, or stage effects that might have a bearing on your comfort, please call the Box Office at (501) 378-0405.


Characters Smoke Onstage No  
Characters Drink Beer Onstage No  
Drug Use Depicted No  
Violence Depicted/Referenced No Children in situations of comedic peril
Partial Nudity No  
Sexual/Suggestive Content No  
Profanity (including non-English profanity) No  


ONSTAGE Gunshots No  
OFFSTAGE Gunshots No  
Fog/Smoke TBD  


The exact use potentially sensory-disturbing production elements are not determined until at least one week prior to the opening of the show. 


Yes Bright lights onstage, strobe lights TBD, dark in audience seating
Sounds Yes There are brief moments of yelling
Music Yes Music is used throughout


Topics of Discussion in the Play: Poverty, gambling, gluttony


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