Willy Wonka Preview


When Charlie first experienced the wonders of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, he was in a state of awe and enchantment—the same feelings North Point’s Theatre hope to bring to their audiences. That’s right, from Thursday to Saturday; the highly anticipated musical will be open to audiences of all ages to witness the wonders of the classic and ever popular story. However, this rendition will have North Point’s own special twist!
As Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is a popular tale, the theatre crew plans to surprise audiences with their own unique vision, making it more relatable to younger generations while remaining true to the basis of Dahl’s original story. “We kind of changed it up a little bit with the play. For example, Mike Teavee has a Gameboy in this version, so it’s a little more modern,” shared Asante Maat (19’). In addition to the musical’s original qualities on the generations old classic, the production has also decided to make their version more interactive and communal. “There’s crowd interaction with the Oompa-Loompas and we actually have little kids from the neighboring elementary and middle schools, so it’s a lot of fun,” expressed Lauren Flynn (16’).
Another aspect why this beloved tale is so renown deals exclusively with its values and the very prominent morals of Dahl’s classic story. “Everyone loves an underdog, and Charlie is the ultimate underdog. I think everybody gets a sort of satisfaction from seeing all of the spoiled kids get what they deserve,” said Rory Chagnon (16’). Fellow actor Xavier Prince (18’) agreed and also added, “It’s about what people value, and it’s about recognizing the beauty within someone and letting that shine.”
Overall, everybody involved in the production is excited and hopes that audiences will be pleased with their final production. The play will be in the auditorium, and admission will be $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. The times are currently scheduled for 7 P.M. on Thursday and Friday, as well as 1 P.M. and 7 P.M. for Saturday’s showings (last day). Conclusively, it should be a fun night for both the performers and audiences alike; as talent, comedy, and the cherished sentiments of Dahl’s classic will coalesce to bring excitement to North Point!