Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Tickets
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a musical which is based on the popular children’s book by the same name written by Roald Dahl. The musical first premiered in London on the West End in 2013 and made its Broadway debut in the spring of 2017. The musical production features music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by him and Scott Wittman. There is also a book which accompanies the musical written by David Greig. If you enjoyed Dahl’s book or the Charlie and the Chocolate factory movie and would like see the musical, get your Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tickets here.
The Children’s Hit Comes to the Stage
In 1964, Roald Dahl published what would become one of the most popular children’s books of all time, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. In less than a year after it was released, the book was ready to be adapted into a major motion picture. It didn’t take long for the story of Charlie and his escapades in Mr. Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory to take the world by storm. It therefore came as no surprise when it was announced that the book would be turned into a musical production.
In June 2013, Charlie and the Chocolate factory the musical was premiered at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London’s West End. The show was a huge critical and commercial success and ran for 3 years and 7 months. The final show of the London production was played in January 2017.
It was then decided that the production would be reworked and brought over to Broadway. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the musical premiered on Broadway in April 2017 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
The musical production of Charlie and the Chocolate factory contained numerous songs that you’ll recognize from the original film including “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” “Pure Imagination,” and “The Candy Man”. You’ll also get to enjoy a stunning new score from the same team of songwriters that wrote the addictive score for Hairspray.
The Story that captured everyone’s Hearts
Most people are familiar with the magical story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This is a tale of Charlie, a young boy with little means who lives with his parents and grandparents. One day, his grandfather tells him the story of the eccentric and renowned chocolatier and proprietor of a mysterious chocolate factory, Willy Wonka.
For the opening of his newest chocolate factory, Willy Wonka is inviting five children to come and see the factory. In order to be one of the lucky five, you would need to find a golden ticket in a Wonka Bar.
Charlie Bucket becomes one of the lucky few to find a golden ticket and be selected for this exciting adventure. Suddenly, his bland life is turned upside down as he embarks on a joyride into a fantastical world better than anything he could have imagined.
The musical takes a contemporary take of the much beloved story. Audiences will get to see for Oompa-Loompas, the great glass elevator, the chocolate river, as well as all of the other exciting inventions that Willy Wonka has come up with.
The Broadway Production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
After the success of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in London, it was announced that a reworked version of the musical would be opening on Broadway in the spring of 2017. The show would be directed by Jack O'Brien and choreographed by Josh Bergasse.
The Broadway production would also feature a new set, designed by the original designer Mark Thompson. The score for the production was also reworked with O’Brien stating that he wanted it to be a homage to the songs which were written for the 1971 film by Leslie Bricusse/Anthony Newley. There would also be a number of new songs by Shaiman and Wittman.
Christian Borle plays Willy Wonka, and the characters of Augustus Gloop, Violet Beauregarde, Veruca Salt and Mike Teavee are played by adults instead of children. The only one who is still played by a child actor is Charlie.
In 2018, there will be a U.S. tour for the musical. If you are interested in seeing this production and want to learn more, get your Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tickets here.