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The Sweet World of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Lights Up the Stage at Stages Theatre Company

HOPKINS, Minn., June 10, 2019— Stages Theatre Company is inviting audiences to enter a world of pure imagination with Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka. Based on the Book “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl, the scrumptious musical follows the adventures of Charlie Bucket and the other Golden Ticket holders through Willy Wonka’s whimsical and mysterious Chocolate Factory filled with Oompa-Loompa, fun, candy and magic around every corner. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film, and new songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, the sweet musical adaption of Roald Dahl’s timeless story comes to life on our mainstage June 28 through August 4.

Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA TYA JUNE 28 – AUGUST 4, 2019
Photos by Fischeye Films

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka runs approximately 60 minutes with no intermission and is recommended for all ages. Tickets are on sale now! Visit for specific performance dates and times or call the Box Office Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6 pm at (952) 979-1111, option 4. Tickets are $16 for adults; $14 for seniors, ages 60+ and children.

Directed by Nikki Swoboda, this visual stunning production of the children’s classic was adapted to stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald. “Willy Wonka is filled with big dreams and a generous sprinkle of candy, which just so happens to be the ingredient for an excellent summer,” said Swoboda. “Charlie’s big heart and open eyes bring us on a fantastical journey from nothing to everything, and all kinds of wild adventures in between. It’s going to be a fun and sweet treat for the entire family.”

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka publicity images and cast headshots available for download here:

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka TYA is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre

International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


The cast for Willy Wonka features: Halima Bigirindavyi (Oompa Loompa), Celia Birgy (Violet), Kimora Collins (Mrs Beauregard), Faith Culbertson (Oompa Loompa), Logan Bitz Daum (Willy Wonka), Aidan Einhorn (Charlie), Athan Fischer (Mr Bucket), Riley Gamades (Oompa Loompa), Maya Eva Haugen (Grandma Josephine), Zoe Hollander (Veruca), Clare  Judge (Mrs Bucket), Sayer Keeley (Oompa Loompa), Samara Koshiol (Oompa Loompa), Chase Kozak (Mike Teavee), Lauren LaCourse (Oompa Loompa), Sara Magnuson (Mrs Teavee), Laura Mahler (Mrs Gloop), Natalie Mosakowski (Oompa Loompa), Gideon Pressley (Oompa Loompa), Sam Rosewarne (Oompa Loompa), Bruce  Rowan (Grandpa Joe), Asgerami Semkoff (Oompa Loompa), Medi Semkoff (Grandma Georgina), Olivia Trader (Oompa Loompa), Ellie Turk (Augustus), Josie Turk (Oompa & u/s Charlie), Daniel Untiedt (Mr Salt), Hogan Vaupel (Oompa Loompa), Alex Weiner (Oompa Loompa), and Tiahna Wolfe-Shields (Oompa Loompa)

The Creative & Production Team includes: ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – Sandy Boren-Barrett, DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER – Nikki Swoboda, MUSIC DIRECTOR – JC Lippold, STAGE MANAGER – Cody R Braudt, SET DESIGNER – Anne Henly, PROPS DESIGNER – Jim Hibbeler, TECH DIRECTOR – Gretchen Katt, COSTUME SUPERVISOR – Christa Ludwig, LIGHTING DESIGNER – Karin Olson, COSTUME & MAKE-UP DESIGNER – Lori Opsal, SOUND DESIGNER – Alan Pagel and PRODUCTION MANAGER – Melanie Salmon-Peterson

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