Madrona Children's Theatre presents ‘Willy Wonka’

Mar 10, 2017
Courtesy of: MCT/Michael Bury “Willy Wonka” will have five performances at Mountlake Terrace High School.

Madrona Children’s Theatre, in its 25th season, is performing Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka.”

The adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory features songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley.

“Madrona Children’s Theatre has an amazing legacy, and I am incredibly proud to be part of the 25th anniversary season,” said director Dorothy Pierce, a director and educator at Edmonds Driftwood Players and Edmonds Heights K-12.

“The musical felt like a perfect fit as we celebrate Roald Dahl's 100th birthday and the enduring talents of Gene Wilder. With a record-breaking company of 94 students, split into two casts, this show feels like a constant celebration. It has been an enormous joy to work with these young actors; they bring so much enthusiasm and energy.”

For 25 years, Madrona Children’s Theatre has provided students in fourth- through eighth-grades an authentic theater experience by producing a full-scale musical each spring, complete with a live orchestra and professional direction.

A silent auction will be held in the lobby during each performance. Proceeds from the auction fund MCT’s productions and scholarship programs.

“Willy Wonka” will be staged 7 p.m. March 10, 11 and 13; 2 p.m. March 11; 12:30 p.m. March 12 at Mountlake Terrace High School, 21801 44th Ave. W, Mountlake Terrace.

Tickets: $5-$10. Tickets through Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006 or www.madronatickets.brownpapertickets.com/.

For ASL and handicap seating, contact Kerry Brockman at madronatickets@gmail.com.

 

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