STAR Repertory Theatre presents Willy Wonka at the California Center of the Arts Escondido October 24-27, 2013.  This timeless story of the world-famous candy man, Willy Wonka, 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.

WILLY WONKA follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever 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: 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 scrumdidilyumptious musical is guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth. STAR’s production of Willy Wonka is sure to take their audiences on a fantasy ride into the land of Pure Imagination!

Directors Scott Kolod and Chris Bona
Musical Director Ryan Burtanog
Choreographer Ashley Stringfield