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Gulfport Little Theatre is proud to present Roald Dahl’s classic musical, Willy Wonka, for one weekend only, opening December 7th.  The musical combines elements of both Roald Dahl's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and of the 1971 movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory with newly created material.

Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  It tells the story of Charlie Bucket, whose Golden Ticket earns him and his Grandpa a trip to Wonka’s candy factory to compete for the ultimate prize along with four other children from throughout the world.  With classic songs such as The Candy Man and the quixotic Oompa-Loompas, the show is a magical tale for the whole family.

The show stars Jim Rux in the title role of Wonka, with Luke Skrmetta as Charlie Bucket and Jim Russell as Grandpa Joe.  Samuel Somervell plays the lovable Candy Man.  Additional Golden Ticket winners are portrayed by Mason Laville as Augustus Gloop, Hannah Walters as Veruca Salt, Santiago Moreno as Mike Teavee, and Bridey Walters as Violet Beauregarde.  Their parents are Elizabeth Schoen as Mrs. Gloop, Taylor Norton as Mr. Salt, Kimberly Torrington as Ms. Teavee, and Danielle Andrews as Mrs. Beauregarde.  With a multigenerational cast of over sixty performers from all over the Mississippi Coast, colorful sets and costumes, and classic songs that will have you singing along, Wonka is the show for the whole family to enjoy this fall!

The show is directed by Cal Walters, with musical direction by Brandon Ring.  All performances are at the theatre located at 2600 13th Avenue in Gulfport behind Chris’ Beauty College on Pass Road.  The show will run one weekend only, with curtain on Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and the Sunday matinee at 2:00pm.  Tickets are $16.00 for General Admission, $13.00 for Seniors/Military w/ID, and $11.00 for Child/Student w/ID.  Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the Gulfport Little Theatre Box Office at (228) 864-7983 or on the website.

Please Note:
While we will make every effort to seat all our patrons, reservations made via PayPal six hours or less prior to curtain for all shows may not be guaranteed due to processing delays. We recommend contacting our Box Office at 228-864-7983 to confirm seating.  

In order to keep our ticket prices low,
we do not mail tickets for any production
Please present your payment confirmation or picture
ID at the Box Office when open (one hour prior to curtain)
on the day of your showing to admission.
Tickets are non-refundable but may be used as credit for
future performances of the same production
 subject to availability. Contact the Box Office for details

Thank you for your understanding.


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