Some of the best experiences I’ve had with my kids have been at the Paramount Theatre. I absolutely love taking them to family appropriate broadway musicals. It’s such a cool experience for us! I’m super excited that KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount has announced that Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will play The Paramount Theatre from July 31 through August 11.
In case you aren’t familiar with the story, here’s a short synopsis:
Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY tells the story of Willy Wonka, world famous inventor of the Everlasting Gobstopper, who has just made an astonishing announcement. His marvelous—and mysterious—factory is opening its gates…to a lucky few. That includes young Charlie Bucket, whose life definitely needs sweetening. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing, life-changing journey through Wonka’s world of pure imagination. Get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!
My kids loved the book, the original movie and the remake with Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka. I have no doubt they will LOVE watching the story unfold LIVE on stage! The musical features songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man,” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” PLUS a new score from the songwriters from Hairspray. I can’t wait to hear it!
This production comes together with the help of a lot of award winning talent! More info on that below:
With direction by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien, Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORYfeatures music by Grammy®, Emmy® and Tony Award® winner Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Grammy® and Tony Award® winners Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, a book by Artistic Director of Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum theatre David Greig, choreography by Tony Award® nominee and Emmy Award® winner Joshua Bergasse and includes additional songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley from the 1971 Warner Bros. motion picture.
Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY features scenic and costume design by five-time Tony Award®nominee Mark Thompson, lighting design by four-time Tony Award® nominee Japhy Weideman, sound design by Andrew Keister, projection design by Jeff Sugg, puppet and illusion design by Obie and Drama Desk Award winner Basil Twist,orchestrations by three-time Tony Award® winner Doug Besterman and music supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck.
Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY will be at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre for 16 performances. More information and a link to the ticketing for the Seattle engagement can be found here: https://www.stgpresents.org/calendar/3952/roald-dahl-s-charlie-and-the-chocolate-factory
Tickets start at $30 and are available on-line at STGPresents.org, Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-982-2787 or in person at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm).
For more information, visit www.CharlieOnBroadway.com