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West High Theatre Performs a Blast from the Past: Willy Wonka Jr.

“Willy Wonka Jr.: The Musical”, took to the West High Auditorium on May 10-11, 2024, with an amazing rendition of Ronald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka.” Under the direction of Michael Todd, the cast and crew have been hard at work, dedicating countless hours to perfecting their performances and bringing the delightful world of Willy Wonka to the stage. The show was funded by ticket sales and advertisement revenue. From the mischievous Oompa-Loompas to the abnormal Willy Wonka himself, each character is being perfectly crafted to capture the essence of Dahl's beloved story. However, it's not just the actors who made this production shine. Behind the scenes, a dedicated team of students worked tirelessly on costumes, set design, lighting, and sound to ensure that every aspect of the show is nothing short of spectacular. The musical was aesthetically pleasing, had chemistry among the cast members, and had a nostalgic touch since it's such a classic production. With its mix of whimsical, heart, and unforgettable music, "Willy Wonka Jr. The Musical" was a sweet treat for audiences of all ages. After all, in the world of Willy Wonka, the only limit is your imagination. 

  • Willy Wonka/ Candy Man- Richard Robas

  • Oompa-Loompas- Caroline Best, Justin Barnes, Hunter Crawford, Jessica Gonzalez Martinez, Ali Howerton, Corbin Hortin, Crystal Reyes

  • Charlie Bucket- Josh Fosbenner

  • Grandpa Joe- Taiden Colley

  • Grandma Georgina- Makayla Seal

  • Grandma Josephina- Emily Norton

  • Grandpa George- Kenshin Pabon

  • Mr. Bucket- Corbin Horton

  • Mrs. Bucket- Naveah Mutter

  • Matilda- Crystal Reyes

  • James- Justin Barnes

  • Phineous Trout- Trinity Heck

  • Augustus Gloop- Drew Ezell

  • Mrs. Gloop- Megan Whaley

  • Veruca Salt- Heidi Brooks

  • Mr. Salt- Luis Otereo

  • Violet Beauregarde- Christine Schuman

  • Mrs. Beauregarde- Kenzie Williams/ Anaiah Lopez

  • Ms. Teavee- Ashlyn Lehr

  • Mike Teavee- Sebastian Ekholm

  • Candy Man Kids- Anaiah Lopez, Crystal Reyes, Ali Howerton, Caroline Best

  • Squirells- Gracie Campbell, Summer Doane, Alyssa Bunker, Kiara Worley

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