Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka
This musical comedy is the story of candy maker Willy Wonka, who tries to find an heir for his chocolate factory. To do so, he hides golden tickets in five of his candy bars. Children who find the tickets win a tour of his magical factory and a lifetime supply of candy. If the children can behave and follow his rules, one of them might inherit the company!
Paul Brooks will direct this play, based on Dahl's 1964 book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Performances will be November 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13; this includes three matinees.
This farce revolves around a young couple trying to sell their one-star hotel in the Florida Keys. When their only potential buyer announces a sudden visit to the nearly empty hotel, the couple enlist their two-person staff to masquerade as paying guests. Things quickly go awry as other unexpected guests arrive and the scheme unravels. Mari Page will direct this comedy by Michael Parker. Performances will be February 17, 18, 19, 24 and 25.
By David Auburn, this is the story of a young woman who must face the uncertainties of her future. Will she inherit her father’s mathematical brilliance or his madness? After caring for her father for several years, Catherine must now contend with her estranged sister and one of her father’s students who wants to read the dozens of mathematical notebooks that he kept. Proof debuted on Broadway in October 2000; it received the Drama Desk Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Tony Award for Best Play. Ted Miller will direct this drama. Performances will be April 28, 29, 30 and May 5 and 6.