WGMS Students to Perform the Musical Willy Wonka JR.

UPDATE on 11/16/21:  Please be aware that for each performance there are only 20-30 available seats for purchase at the door. On Thursday and Friday, Box Office will open at 6:00 p.m. Doors to the cafetorium will open at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, Box Office will open at 1:00 p.m. and doors to the cafetorium will open at 1:30 p.m.

The delicious adventures of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film, in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding 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, but the fifth is a likable 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.

Credit for above information to: https://www.mtishows.com/roald-dahls-willy-wonka-jr-0

The WGMS show features approximately 150 kids in 5th and 6th grade. There performances will be held on November 18 and 19 at 7:00 p.m., and November 20 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the door. Main characters are below:

  • Willy Wonka—Kenneth Kirby
  • Charlie Bucket—Emily Corrente
  • Grandpa Joe—Josh Yeager
  • Mr. Bucket—Lincoln Millar
  • Mrs. Bucket—Etta Channels
  • Grandpa George—Sam Smith
  • Grandma Georgina—Marlie Hess
  • Grandma Josephina—Olivia Abdo
  • Phineous Trout—Elijah Hopson
  • Candy Man—Sachika Capria
  • Augustus Gloop—Rafael Colaneri
  • Mrs. Gloop—Layla Meany
  • Veruca Salt—Claire Heaphy
  • Ms. Salt—Parker Thomas
  • Violet Beauregarde—Lydia Boshart
  • Mrs. Beauregarde—Anna Borsz
  • Mike Teavee—Braden Gilberti
  • Ms. Teavee—Isabelle Grandinetta
  • Matilda—Mackenna Dunham
  • Jamie—Zoey Hess

Masks are required to be worn inside at all times in accordance with the West Genesee CSD Reopening Plan Safety Protocols which are based on information from the CDC, American Academy of Pediatrics, New York State Education Department, and the Onondaga County Health Department.