Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

June 18, 2024
August 4, 2024

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


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, Violet, 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.



Approx. Length: 70 Minutes


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.

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.