Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre Music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newly Adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald Based on the book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl Directed by Emily Ranii Music directed by Nathan Urdangen Choreographed by Russell Garrett
(Boston, MA) Wheelock Family Theatre’s production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka(2004)should not be confused with the West End and Broadway production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2013). Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently touring in the US (now in Omaha!). Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is not. Both incorporate elements from Dahl’s novel and the two Hollywood movies. They are similar but not the same.
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka cannot compete with the novel or the movies. Fans of the other Wonka media should view this iteration as the children’s theatre it is and not compare it to its source materials. They will be disappointed.Continue reading →
February 5-21, 2016
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Review by Travis Manni
(Boston, MA) Rent has a very special place in my heart, and the hearts of many musical fans. I’ve been criticized by various people who point out their faults with the show, including the childish mentality that you can live in New York City (center of the universe) without paying rent for an entire year and expect zero consequences. Whatever shortcomings in its plot, it’s a fantastic rock musical and I was excited for all the nostalgic feels during the Fiddlehead Theatre Company’s production this past weekend, and while I wasn’t blown away, I wasn’t disappointed either. Continue reading →