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Saturday, May 25, 2024

Get Your Golden Ticket! Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA KIDS Playing at Blairstown Elementary School

BLAIRSTOWN – Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka KIDS is playing at Blairstown Elementary School on Friday and Saturday, April 26 th and 27 th , 2024. Showtime is 7:00 p.m. both nights. This spectacular 30-minute musical, designed for elementary school-aged performers, is based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s
mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring enchanting songs from the 1971 film adaptation starring Gene Wilder, in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka KIDS is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.

BES music teacher Cate Pasculli is the proud Director of the production, with Assistant
Directors Maureen Konecnik and Barbara Warnkin. Seven North Warren Regional students
have additionally been supporting the production, all of whom are graduates of the BES theater program themselves. Twenty-nine BES students make up the cast, with 8 BES crew members handling the stage, lighting, sound, and props.

This is the ninth year of production for the BES Musical Theater Program, which provides lots of fun and educational theater experience for students. The program has featured shows including Disney’s Aladdin KIDS, The Music Man KIDS, Seussical KIDS, Annie KIDS, Disney’s Frozen KIDS, and more. In addition to learning their lines, songs, staging, and choreography, the student performers are also learning what it means to make the commitment to be a member of the cast. “I am so proud of the dedication and hard work of our amazing Blairstown Elementary students,” Miss Pasculli said. “You will not believe these are 5th and 6th graders; their talent is way beyond their years!”

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka KIDS is presented through special arrangement with and all materials are provided by Music Theatre International.

The Blairstown Elementary School Musical Theater Program proudly presents
When:  Friday, April 26, 2024 @ 7:00 p.m. & Saturday, April 27, 2024 @ 7:00 p.m.
Where: Blairstown Elementary School Gymnasium, 1 Sunset Hill Road, Blairstown, NJ
Admission:  FREE. Donations are greatly appreciated.