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A Musical to Delight Everyone's Sweet Tooth

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CNY Arts Center in Fulton., New York presents Willy Wonka, Jr.

The production featuring more than 30 local children runs for two weekends on March 14, 15 and 21 at 7:30 pm and March 16, 22 and 23 at 3 pm. All performances take place in the Methodist Church at 357 State Street. 

The production is led by theater professionals under the direction of Amy Price, with Adam Schmidtmann as Assistant Director, Gina Holsopple Music Director, Nellica Rave Costume Designer and John Gamble Technical Director.

“We’ve assembled the most exciting team of professionals for this production,” said Nancy Fox, Executive Director. “Audiences will see a spectacular show onstage in every aspect, all in support of these very young performers with limited stage experience.”

This production is a true community-driven one in line with the Center's mission that enhances cultural life by providing opportunities for all members of the community. “Countless parent volunteers are helping with everything from lumber and labor to painting and props, to press photography and corporate contributions," continued Fox. "There is no other way to have a production of this size without the generous help of parent volunteers.”

The Junior musical, based on Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI), the leading producer of children’s versions of popular musicals.

In this junior version words and music by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley, with stage adaptation by Leslie Bricusse & Timothy A. McDonald, present the same performance material in dialogue and music but accommodates immature voices with appropriate vocal ranges, adapted choreography and overall shorter in length.

Reservations are encouraged at www.CNYArtsCenter.com. Tickets can also be purchased from any at Arts in the Heart Gallery at 47 S. 1st St in Fulton, or at the Arts Center at 357 State Street (Park St entrance) or call 592-3373 for reservations.

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Rueby Holsopple playing Charlie and Charlie Stoutenger playing Papa

Posted On: March 06, 2014
Listed As: Events in CNY