MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon City Schools proudly present “Willy Wonka.” This family-friendly show features talent from high school students as well as the middle and elementary schools. The show runs Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. each night, and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door for this open-seating performance. Doors open at 6 on Friday and Saturday and at 1 on Sunday. Tickets cost $12 for adults, and $7 for children, students, and senior citizens.
Willy Wonka is a timeless story about a world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir. Written by children’s author Roald Dahl, the musical features songs from the classic family film, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”
Willy Wonka invites the audience to join him in a world of “pure imagination.” Although Wonka excels at making candy, he is ready to retire and find a “bright spark” to continue his candy empire.
Charlie Bucket’s family is poor. They don’t have enough money for food or even warm clothes. The local candy man gives Charlie a sample “on the house,” as well as yesterday’s paper.
The paper contains exciting news: Willy Wonka is holding a contest where five lucky people who find golden tickets inside Wonka bars win a tour of the chocolate factory and a lifetime supply of chocolate.
Augusta Gloop of Frankfurt , Germany is the first person to find a Golden Ticket. In Sao Paulo, Brazil, Veruca Salt found the second one. Violet Beauregard of Snellville, Ga. and Mike Teavee in Television City, Cali., find the third and fourth tickets. Charie Bucket gets the final ticket and embarks on a journey with the other winners that is a delight for everyone in the family. The performance takes place at the Mount Vernon High School auditorium.
Published on April 24, 2013