Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

June 18, 2024–August 4, 2024

Roald Dahl’s
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The world-famous Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory… but only to a lucky few!

When Charlie Bucket and the others find their golden tickets, their boring lives explode with color and confections beyond their wildest dreams. Join Charlie, Violet, Augustus, Veruca, and Mike Teavee as they embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination.

Based on the cherished novel by Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory features songs from the original motion picture, including Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley’s “Candy Man,” “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” “Oompa Loompa Song,” and “Pure Imagination.” It also adds a magical original score composed by Marc Shaiman with lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman, the wildly inventive writers of Hairspray.

for everyone

Approx. Length: 70 Minutes

Roald Dahl’s
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

A new Theatre for Young Audiences version
Book by David Greig
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman & Marc Shaiman
Based on the book by Roald Dahl
Songs from the Motion Picture by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley

Directed & choreographed by Jerry Jay Cranford
Music direction by Anthony Edwards & Ty Tuttle
Featuring Tanner Rose, James Wright, Chelsea Turner, Kushi Beauchamp, Shanna Jones, Corbin Eakes, Marcel Daly, Luke Pyron, Ethan Suen, Viviana Carias, Aubrey Richardson, Leo J. Covitz, Joaquin Gonzalez Layton, Kamryn Henderson, Evan LeRoy, Lainey McManamy & Sophia Bell Payton

Special Performances

Throughout the run of the show, there are several special performances:

  • Opening Night: June 21 at 7 pm
  • American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Performance: July 6 at 1 pm
  • Audio Described Performances: July 18 at 1 pm and July 19 at 7 pm
  • Sensory Friendly Performances for neurodiverse audiences featuring technical adjustments, sensory supports, house lights on and flexible audience expectations: July 18 at 1 pm and July 19 at 7 pm

Original production designs and illustrations by the Kansas City Art Institute Illustration Department’s student staffed agency, MICRO. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory design by Hevvon Edwards.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-TYA is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Additional funding for this production is provided by: