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"Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka," July 21 - August 6, Town Theatre, 799-2510.
"Beauty and the Beast, Jr.," July 23-30, Village Square Theatre, 359-1346.
"Madagascar - A Musical Adventure," July 28 - August 6, Chapin Theatre Company, 240-8544.
"Black Super Hero Magic Mama," August 4-12, Trustus Theatre, 254-9732.
"Anything Goes," August 4-13, Columbia Children's Theatre YouTheatre, 691-4548.
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Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka at Town Theatre
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. Donning the hat of Wonka himself is Scott Vaughan (Joseph…, The Music Man). He leads Charlie Bucket, played by Nathan Jackson (Peter Pan) and Jack Seezen (Peter Pan Jr.) and a bunch of bratty children through his chocolate wonderland. There’s the overeater Augustus Gloop, taken by James Rabon (The Addams Family) and Cale Wilson (Peter Pan Jr.). Next comes spoiled-rotten Veruca Salt, portrayed by Reily Grace Wilson (Peter Pan Jr.) and Carmen Quay (in her Town debut). Golden ticket number three belongs to the gum smacking Violet Beauregarde under the hand of Anna Grace Boney (Mary Poppins) and Blakesley Rhett (A Christmas Story). And last, but certainly not least, is the technology addicted Mike Teavee, played by Matthew Boney (Mary Poppins) and Grace Sawicki (Into the Woods Jr.).
Aiding and abetting every step of the way is Mrs. Gloop, portrayed by Rebecca Seezen (Spamalot), Mr. Salt, played by Michael Seezen (in his Town debut), Ms. Teavee, taken by Nan Weaver (also in her Town debut) and Mrs. Beauregarde, portrayed by Betsy Jackson (The Little Mermaid). Don’t worry — the “good guys” are around too with Mr. and Mrs. Bucket, played by Charlie Goodrich (Million Dollar Quartet) and Megan Douthitt (Mary Poppins) and who can forget Grandpa Joe, taken by Jeremy Hansard (My Fair Lady).
Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film as well as some new tunes, Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth. Tickets go on sale July 5 at towntheatre.com or by calling the box office at 803-799-2510 (12 noon to 5 PM).
Village Square Theatre Presents “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.”
Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
Directed by Debra Leopard.
“Madagascar - A Musical Adventure” at Chapin Theatre Company
Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. This show will be performed at Harbison Theatre, 7300 College Street, Irmo, SC 29063.