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Young Performers Series presents Willy Wonka Jr.

by Yocum Institute for Arts Education

Jul 21, 2021
Yocum Institute for Arts Education

This fully staged musical production features Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world famous candy man and his quest to find an heir is a golden ticket to adventure.

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. Whomever 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 likeable 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.

This local production will be staged in the Schumo Theater at the Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue, West Lawn, PA 19609.

Photo credit, Yocum Institute for Arts Education
Jimmy Damore, Musical Director, leads the Broadway Jr group.

Theater: Yocum Institute for Arts Education, Schumo Theater
Theater Address: 3000 Penn Avenue, West Lawn PA 19609
Show Title: Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR
Tickets: General Admission (no assigned seating) and are required for ages 3+

  • $10 each if purchased in advance
  • $15 if purchased on the day of the performance

Purchase Tickets Online at or order by calling 610.376.1576.


  • Friday, July 23 at 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 24 at 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 24 at 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, July 25 at 2:00 PM

Creative Team:
Andrea Hart – Director
Jimmy Damore – Musical Director
Joel Gori – Assistant Director
Kristina Dennis – Choreographer
Quentin Brendlinger – Stage Manager
Martha VanKouwenberg – Costume Design & Build
Andrew & Nadia Pochan – Set Design & Build
Lily Bentley & Giani Clarke – Asst. Stage Manager
Katie Kreska & Jean Swalm – Costume Support
Beverly Houck – Artistic Director, Yocum Institute for Arts Education

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