Description:

The delicious adventures of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film, in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth. Now in the updated Binder format! 

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever 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, but 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. 

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. has a flexible cast size with many featured and ensemble roles, including the singing and dancing Oompa Loompas.

Please be aware that the Crighton Theatre is a historic building and does NOT have an elevator.  If you or anyone in your party is unable to climb stairs, please email mary@cythouston.org immediately after purchasing tickets so that you can be seated downstairs. 

Due to current Texas rules on COVID-19 protocols, staff and patrons are required to wear protective masks while attending performances.  

By purchasing this ticket, each individual patron acknowledges and assumes the risk of contact with individuals while in attendance at a CYT Houston performance.

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, Nov 19th @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, Nov 20th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 21st @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 21st @ 7:00pm

Ticket Prices:


The Crighton Theatre:

234 N Main Street, Conroe, TX 77301


Show Notes:

Rehearsals: Call times may vary and will be posted each week on the Callboard by Wednesday evening.
Sept. 25-26
Oct. 2-3
Oct. 9-10
Oct. 16-17
Oct. 23-24
Oct. 30-31
Nov. 6-7
Nov. 13-14

Performances:
Thursday, November 19th @ 7pm
Friday, November 20th @ 7pm
Saturday, November 21st @ 2pm
Saturday, November 21st @ 7pm

IMPORTANT DATES
Mandatory Parent Meetings: 9/25 & 11/13 @ 7:30pm 
Feedback Sessions: 10/3 & 10/10 immediately following rehearsal
Photography Dates: Headshots 9/19, Character Portraits & Promo Pics (pre-selected characters: Wonka, Charlie, Golden ticket kids, 1-2 Oompa Loompas, both sets of grandparents) 10/17
Tech Week: Nov.15-18
Performances: Nov. 19-21

Director: Philip Harris
Vocal Director: Brandon Christian
Choreographer: Isabelle Yost

For more information, please visit CYT Houston's Parent Hub.

Please email the show coordinator, Dee Willis at dee@cythouston.org with any questions. If you are on Facebook, please join our CYT Houston’s Willy Wonka JR 2020 Facebook group HERE!

Parent Meeting

Friday, September 25th 7:30pm

There are two mandatory parent meetings and both will be held at Klein UMC. The first parent meeting is Friday, September 18th @ 7:30pm, the first night of Willy Wonka JR rehearsal. The second parent meeting is Friday, November 13th @ 7:30pm, the Friday before moving into tech week. If you aren't able to attend please send someone in your place to take notes and ask questions. It is likely these could be ZOOM meetings.


Characters:

Willy Wonka / Candy Man

  • Kaitlyn Whitmore

Charlie Bucket

  • Kai Desel

Grandpa Joe

  • Travis Driver

Mr. Bucket

  • Kai Woods

Mrs. Bucket

  • Avery Desel

Grandpa George

  • Ryan Berry

Grandma Georgina

  • Faith Bernard

Grandma Josephina

  • Emily Harris

Phineous Trout

  • Emma Murff

Mrs. Gloop

  • Maya Woods

Augustus Gloop

  • Elijah Skibinski

Mrs. Beauregarde

  • Morgan Kogut

Violet Beauregarde

  • Molly Scott

Mr. Salt

  • Connor Pickle

Veruca Salt

  • Mali Santos

Mike Teavee

  • Brooks Crosby

Ms. Teavee

  • Alexandria Sooley

James

  • Samuel Nash

Matilda

  • Samantha Kerne

Head Oompa

  • Emma Smith

Chefs

  • Bryce Nichols
  • Elaine Smith
  • Emma Erwin
  • Katie Kincer
  • Kristen Dougherty
  • Kyliana Thompson
  • Mia Puente
  • Rayleigh Lord
  • Scarlett Maguire
  • Taylor Daniels

The Candy Man Kids

  • Audrey Spjut
  • Elise Lindberg
  • Elise Smith
  • Hollis Brednich
  • Jenna Berry
  • Lyric Morgan
  • Maci Lovell
  • Madyson Schneider
  • Mary Katherine Moore
  • Samantha Kerne
  • Samuel Nash
  • Sterling Nichols

Oompa Loompa Soloists

  • Addie Jae Desel
  • Elise Driver
  • Ellie Fiala
  • Ethan Johnson
  • Reed Talbert

Candy Boat Captains

  • Ethan Johnson
  • Taylor Jenkins

Candy Engineers

  • Anne Cook
  • Elise Driver
  • Hayes Watson
  • Kate Kronenberger
  • Keaton Goodnight
  • Solana Prestidge
  • Sophia Maguire

Chocovisioneers

  • Avery Kerne
  • Reed Talbert

Chocolate Smelters

  • Anne Cook
  • Hayes Watson
  • Keaton Goodnight
  • Taylor Jenkins

Factory Tour Guides

  • Addie Jae Desel
  • Ellie Fiala
  • Gabi Gonzalez
  • Marin Brednich
  • Paige Hill

Squirrels

  • Audrey Spjut
  • Elise Lindberg
  • Elise Smith
  • Hollis Brednich
  • Jenna Berry
  • Lyric Morgan
  • Maci Lovell
  • Madyson Schneider
  • Mary Katherine Moore
  • Samantha Kerne
  • Samuel Nash
  • Sterling Nichols

Reporters

  • Bryce Nichols
  • Elaine Smith
  • Emma Erwin
  • Katie Kincer
  • Kristen Dougherty
  • Kyliana Thompson
  • Mia Puente
  • Rayleigh Lord
  • Scarlett Maguire
  • Taylor Daniels

Oompa-Loompa Chorus

  • Addie Jae Desel
  • Anne Cook
  • Avery Kerne
  • Elise Driver
  • Ellie Fiala
  • Emma Smith
  • Ethan Johnson
  • Gabi Gonzalez
  • Hayes Watson
  • Kate Kronenberger
  • Keaton Goodnight
  • Marin Brednich
  • Paige Hill
  • Reed Talbert
  • Solana Prestidge
  • Sophia Maguire
  • Taylor Jenkins

Townspeople

  • Audrey Spjut
  • Avery Desel
  • Bryce Nichols
  • Elaine Smith
  • Elise Lindberg
  • Elise Smith
  • Emily Harris
  • Emma Erwin
  • Faith Bernard
  • Hollis Brednich
  • Jenna Berry
  • Kai Woods
  • Katie Kincer
  • Kristen Dougherty
  • Kyliana Thompson
  • Lyric Morgan
  • Maci Lovell
  • Madyson Schneider
  • Mary Katherine Moore
  • Mia Puente
  • Rayleigh Lord
  • Ryan Berry
  • Samantha Kerne
  • Samuel Nash
  • Scarlett Maguire
  • Sterling Nichols
  • Taylor Daniels

Willy Wonka - Cover

  • Travis Driver

Charlie - Cover

  • Brooks Crosby

Grandpa Joe - Cover

  • Kai Woods

Mr. Bucket - Cover

  • Ryan Berry

Mrs. Bucket - Cover

  • Elaine Smith

Phineous Trout - Cover

  • Emma Smith

Mrs. Gloop - Cover

  • Emma Murff

Augustus Gloop - Cover

  • Reed Talbert

Mrs. Beauregarde - Cover

  • Faith Bernard

Violet Beauregarde - Cover

  • Samantha Kerne

Mr. Salt - Cover

  • Ryan Berry

Veruca Salt - Cover

  • Addie Jae Desel

Mike Teavee - Cover

  • Ethan Johnson

Ms. Teavee - Cover

  • Avery Desel

Crew:

Crew

  • Haven Neill