"Take A Look and You'll See" Willy Wonka At Beck Center Youth Theater Brings "Pure Imagination" To Mackey Main Stage
Beck Youth Theater presents Willy Wonka, a musical based on the favorite children’s book by Roald Dahl on the Mackey Main Stage, May 4 through 13, 2012. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are now on sale. The student matinee 10 a.m. Thursday, May 10 is sold out.
Roald Dahl’s entertaining fable of the world-famous candyman and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this musical adaptation of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, featuring songs such as “Pure Imagination” and “The Candy Man” from the classic family film Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory.
Directed by Russ Stich, this production of Willy Wonka features a cast of 69 students ages 7 to 17 from Beck Center’s arts education programs. "This production, like Willy Wonka's world, is a menagerie of larger-than-life characters, comedy, music, and a little bit of the unexpected,” said Stich. “Whether you're a fan of the book, Johnny Depp's characterization or the Gene Wilder classic, you're sure to find something familiar, and perhaps even something surprising."
Tickets for Willy Wonka are $12 for Adults/Seniors (65 and over) and $10 for Children/Students (18 and under). To purchase tickets, visit beckcenter.org or call the Beck Center box offic at 216.521.2540, ext. 10. Beck Center is located at 17801 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood. Free onsite parking is available.
Beck Center’s production of Willy Wonka is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI) and is sponsored by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, the Ohio Arts Council, and Music Is Elementary.
Beck Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that offers professional theater productions, arts education programming in dance, music, theater, visual arts, early childhood, and creative arts therapies for special needs students, and gallery exhibits featuring regional artists.