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Feel Like You Won Wonka’s Golden Ticket At The Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Musical

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Opening night of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory musical at The Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis and was it ever fabulous. This is one that I’d see again and again. And I had Wonka’s golden ticket. Technically I always have a gold ticket when I attend a show at the Fox Theatre. I love being one of their partners and helping to promote all the fun entertainment that hits the Lou!

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Feel Like You Won A Golden Ticket At The Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Musical

I truly felt like I had Wonka’s golden ticket when I attended the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical. It’s no surprise, because I honestly feel like I have the golden ticket every time I get invited to a show at the Fabulous Fox. There’s something extra special about Broadway musicals when on the Fox Theatre’s stage.

If you have a ticket to see the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical then you too have the golden ticket. Be it if it’s here in St. Louis or in a city near you… you’ll have the golden ticket when you attend this production. I’d even dare say that you have something far better than a golden ticket.

I’ve Got A Golden Ticket

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Okay. Okay. I printed my own Golden Ticket.

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Willy Wonka’s Often Unknown St. Louis Ties

This musical is one that the entire family will enjoy. So much fun and talent abound. I also couldn’t help but smile thinking about Menlo Smith… it was hard not to be curious if anyone else in the audience knew about the Willy Wonka ties to St. Louis. A man by the name of Menlo Smith has been called the real life Willy Wonka. In the 1950’s this candy maker came to St. Louis and developed the brand that made Pixy Stix, Sweetarts, Sprees, Nerds and other candies that were actually featured in the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory film back in 1971.

Did you know that bit of trivia, St. Louis?

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Musical

Everything about this show was magical. From the colorful set that brought the world made of candy to life to the well known music to the amazing talent… it feels like you are really taking a tour of Willy Wonka’s candy factory.

charlie and willy wonka at the elevator

Image source: Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Photo by Jeremy Daniel

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Musical Cast

Willy Wonka – Cody Garcia

Charlie Bucket – Kai Edgar, William Goldsman and Coleman Simmons

Mrs. Green – Domanick Anton Hubbard

Grandpa Joe – Steve McCoy

Mrs. Bucket – Claire Leyden

Grandma Josephine – Jenna Brooke Scannelli

Grandma Georgina – Nicole Zelka

Grandpa George – Stanton Morales

Jerry – Collin O’Neill

Cherry – Nicole Hale

Mrs. Gloop – Audrey Belle Adams

Augustus Gloop – Nic Mains

Mr. Salt – Scott Fuss

Veruca Salt – Angela Palladini

Mr. Beauregarde – Branden R. Mangan

Violet Beauregarde – Zakiya Baptiste

Mike Teavee – Jacnier

Mrs. Teavee – Katie Fay Francis

Ensemble – David Nick Alea, Nico DiPrimio, Nicole Hale, Camryn Hampton, Domanick Anton Hubbard, Fiona Clair Huber, Stanton Morales, Collin O’Neill, Daniel Pahl, Jenna Brooke Scannelli, Lauren Soto, Luis Villar and Nicol Zelka.

*Cast will vary depending on night of performance. Last night’s performance had William Goldsman as Charlie, Luis Villar as Mr. Bucket and Anthony Dasilva in the ensemble.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Musical Numbers

You’ll have to see the show to find out all the musical numbers. I’m going to leave that as a surprise. But you will for sure be hearing the old favorite, The Candy Man.

Oompa Loompas

Here’s another thing that I’m leaving as a surprise. I was so impressed! The Oompa Loopmas were so creatively done. So fun and definitely one of my favorite parts.

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Image source: Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Photo by Jeremy Daniel

My husband and I both enjoyed this show. It was a lot of fun feeling like a kid again. Wish we had taken our kids to see it because we know they would have LOVED it. I might be needing to look for tickets for before it leaves town!

Feel Like You’ve Won The Golden Ticket

The Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis until Thursday, March 10th. Get your tickets HERE.

printable wonka bar

More Events Coming To The Fabulous Fox

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show: March 11th-13th

Alton Brown Live, Beyond the Eats: March 15th

Darius Rucker: March 17th

Rain – A Tribute To The Beatles: March 18th

The Bachelor Live On Stage: March 19th

My Fair Lady: March 22nd-April 3rd

Hairspray: April 5th-9th

Hamilton: April 12th-May 15th

Disney’s The Lion King: June 1st-19th

See more about the Fabulous Fox Theatre and other musicals HERE.

Get tickets to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Musical HERE.

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