Friday, 13 December 2013 15:10

HMT Opens Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

By Arthur Gonick | Entertainment
HMT Opens Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

SARATOGA SPRINGS —Home Made Theater (HMT) celebrates the holiday season with Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, dramatized by Richard R. George from the story of Roald Dahl. The show, partially underwritten by Stewart’s Shops, is suitable for the whole family and runs weekends December 13 through December 22 at the Spa Little Theater in Saratoga Spa State Park.

Mr. Willy Wonka, the eccentric owner of the greatest chocolate factory in the world, has decided to open the doors of his factory to five lucky children and their parents. In order to choose who will enter the factory, he devises a plan to hide five golden tickets beneath the wrappers of his famous chocolate bars. Come discover the true meaning of teamwork, self-confidence and self-esteem. The delicious fun that is Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory awaits you.

The cast of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory includes Alan Edstrom as Willy Wonka, Scott Brown as Charlie Bucket, Austen Halpern-Graser as Mike Teavee, Gabrielle Vuillaume as Veruca Salt, Jacklyn Parker as Violet Beauregarde, Matthew Boyce as Augustus Gloop, Michael Wilcox as Grandpa Joe and Winnie Bowen as the Narrator. The ensemble of 27 is rounded out by a pool of talented local actors of every age.

The design team for Charlie and The Chocolate Factory includes Director Kirk Starczewski, Scenic Designer Michael McDermott, Lighting Designer Jaime Martinez-Rivera, Costume Designer Linda Bertrand, Properties Designer Maura Pickett and Sound Designer KC Conway.

Performances are on December 13 and 20 at 7:30 p.m., December 14, 15 and 22 at 1 p.m., and December 21 at 1 and 4:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for children age 12 and under. For reservations or more information visit www.homemadetheater.org or call HMT at (518) 587-4427. 

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