‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ at San Diego Civic Theatre this week
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The main cast of Roald Dahl’s 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.'
The main cast of Roald Dahl’s 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.'
Broadway San Diego recently announced that Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” will be presented at the San Diego Civic Theatre for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 19.

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” tells the story of Willy Wonka, world famous inventor of the Everlasting Gobstopper, who has just made an astonishing announcement. His marvelous — and mysterious — factory is opening its gates … to a lucky few. That includes young Charlie Bucket, whose life definitely needs sweetening.

Bucket and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing, life-changing journey through Wonka’s world of pure imagination. Get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper.

The hit Broadway musical features songs from the original film, including "Pure Imagination," "The Candy Man," and "I've Got a Golden Ticket," alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters from “Hairspray.”

Tickets are available at the San Diego Civic Theatre Ticket Office, by phone at 619-570-1100 or at BroadwaySD.com. For more information, visit CharlieOnBroadway.com.

With direction by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” features music by Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award winner Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Grammy and Tony Award winners Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, a book by artistic director of Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum theatre David Greig, choreography by Tony Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Joshua Bergasse, and includes additional songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley from the 1971 Warner Bros. motion picture.

The musical features scenic and costume design by five-time Tony Award nominee Mark Thompson, lighting design by four-time Tony Award nominee Japhy Weideman, sound design by Andrew Keister, projection design by Jeff Sugg, puppet and illusion design by Obie and Drama Desk Award winner Basil Twist, orchestrations by three-time Tony Award winner Doug Besterman and music supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck.
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