The Box Office is now open for The Un-Common Fall Family Production of Roald Dahl's Willie Wonka being presented at the Orpheum Theatre, Foxboro tonight, November 16-18, 2012. Tickets may be purchased by calling (800) 838-3006 or online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/276789.
Join us as we continue the tradition of bringing kids and adults together on stage for a truly family-oriented theatrical experience for all ages. This fun adventure begins as we explore Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir. This classic comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and features the songs from the timeless family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory including The Candy Man, Pure Imagination, I Want it Now! and I've got a Golden Ticket.
Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka follows the enigmatic candy manufacturer 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. This scrumdilyumptious musical is guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth.
The talented cast of 57 is guided by Director and Choreographer Michael Hammond (Holbrook, MA) and Music Director Paula Bishop (Foxboro, MA).
The cast of fifty seven includes:
From Easton, MA: Michael Kjelgaard (Ensemble)
From Foxboro, MA: Christine Igo Freeman (Grandma Georgina), Coleman Hovey (Augustus Gloop), Kristen Hovey (Grandma Josephine), Erin Van Dell (Cook/Ensemble)
From Franklin, MA: Maya Deschenes (Billie/Ensemble), KaLen Hughes (Matilda/Ensemble), Mary Pfeifle (Ensemble)
From Lincoln, MA: Rebecca Jarrell (Phinea Trout)
From Mansfield, MA: Maya Blodgett (Cook/Ensemble), Jordan Calusdian (Ensemble), Joni Driscoll (Ensemble), Jackson Flaherty (Ensemble), Isabella Lennon (Squirrel/Ensemble), Julia Mullert (Cook/Ensemble), Cricket Neary (Mrs. Beauregarde), Matthew Neary (Ensemble), Alexis Tsimtsos (Squirrel/Ensemble), Ashley Tsimtsos (Ensemble)
From Medfield, MA: Nancy McLaughlin (Mrs. Bucket), Betsy Shortsleeve (Mrs. TeaVee), Jackie Shortsleeve (Ensemble), Laura Sullivan (Cook/Ensemble)
From Middleboro, MA: Cassie Jordan (Sophie/Ensemble)
From Norfolk, MA: Hillary Costa (Cook/Ensemble), Cara Dipietro (Veruca Salt), Louie DiPietro (Danny/Ensemble), Louis DiPietro (Willy Wonka), Hailey Fice (Cook/Ensemble), Kate Healy (Ensemble), Fred Pickard (Mr. Bucket), Maggie Pickard (Cook/Ensemble), Emily Walsh (Ensemble)
From Norton, MA: Elizabeth Riley (Cook/Ensemble), Abby Sitte (Violet Beauregarde)
From Sharon, MA: Howard Berkenblit (Candy Man/Slugworth), Kathy Dowd (Mrs. Gloop), Michael Dowd (Grandpa Joe), Kevin Early (Mike TeaVee), Melissa Fine (Ensemble), Gavin Fraser (Grandpa George), India Mae Fraser (Squirrel/Ensemble), Georgia Rose Fraser (Ensemble), Lucy Beth Fraser (Ensemble), Ethan Gekow (Camera Crew/Ensemble), Ben Reingold (Charlie Bucket), Tamar Stollman (Ensemble), Ellie Zinno (Squirrel/Ensemble)
From South Attleboro, MA: Zachary Clift (James/Ensemble)
From South Easton, MA: Danny Hanley (Ensemble)
From Walpole, MA: Meg Ahearn (Ensemble), Grace Healy (Ensemble), Max Simons (Camera Crew/Ensemble)
From Westwood, MA: Paul Fitzgerald (Mr. Salt), Erin Fitzgerald (Alfie/Ensemble)
Performances are tonight, November 16th and Saturday, November 17th at 7:30 pm and Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th at 2:00 pm at the Orpheum Theatre Foxboro, 1 School Street, Foxboro, MA. Pre-Sale Tickets are $22 for Adults and $17 for Seniors, Students and all Balcony tickets and may be purchased by calling (800) 838-3006 or on line at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/276789. Tickets purchased at the door are $25 for Adults and $20 for Seniors, Students and all Balcony tickets. For Un-Common Members, group sales or handicapped seating please call (508) 698-3098.
The Un-Common Theatre Co. is currently in its 33rd season of providing a creative place for children, adolescents and adults to develop life skills through exposure to the professional theatrical experience. For more information about the Un-Common Theatre Co. and Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, visit their website at www.uncommontheatre.org.