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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to Conclude its North American Tour in Utah

“WE FINALLY HAVE A TERRIFIC SHOW FOR EVERYONE. GO SEE CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY – I GUARANTEE YOU WILL HAVE A BALL!” – NPR

Zions Bank Broadway at the Eccles is thrilled to conclude the North American tour of Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY in Salt Lake City’s Eccles Theater from June 14 – 19, 2022. 

Tickets are available by clicking here or by calling 801-355-ARTS (2787) and in-person at the Eccles Theater box office, M-F 10 am-6 pm; Sat. 10 am-2 pm and Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center, M-F 10 am-2 pm.

“We are proud to bring this family classic to Salt Lake City. Many people grew up with the movie and book by Roald Dahl. If you haven’t seen this story on stage, now is the time,” said Victor Hamburger, Vice President of Broadway Across America, Mountain Region.

Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY tells the story of Willy Wonka, world-famous inventor of the Everlasting Gobstopper, who has just made an astonishing announcement. His marvelous—and mysterious—factory is opening its gates…to a lucky few. That includes young Charlie Bucket, whose life definitely needs sweetening. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing, life-changing journey through Wonka’s world of pure imagination. Get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!

Leading the cast as the extraordinary chocolate maker, Willy Wonka, is Cody Garcia, with Kai Edgar, William Goldsman, and Coleman Simmons alternating in the title role of Charlie Bucket. 

They will be joined by Steve McCoy as Grandpa Joe, Claire Leyden as Mrs. Bucket, Audrey Belle Adams as Mrs. Gloop, Zakiya Baptiste as Violet Beauregarde, Scott Fuss as Mr. Salt, JACNIER as Mike Teavee, Nic Mains as Augustus Gloop, Branden R. Mangan as Mr. Beauregarde, Meagan Michelson as Mrs. Teavee, and Angela Palladini as Veruca Salt. 

Rounding out the cast, David Nick Alea, Bernie Baldassaro, Gina Daugherty, Nico DiPrimio, Nicole Hale, Camryn Hampton, Domanick Anton Hubbard, Fiona Claire Huber, Melissa J. Hunt, Stanton Morales, Collin O’Neill, Jenna Brooke Scannelli, Cameron Sirian, Lauren Soto, Luis Villar, and Nicole Zelka.  

The hit Broadway musical features songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man,” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters from Hairspray.

Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY features direction by Matt Lenz, based on the national tour’s original direction by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien. Original music by Grammy®, Emmy® and Tony Award® winner Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Grammy® and Tony Award® winners Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, a book by Artistic Director of Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre David Greig, based on original choreography by Tony Award® nominee and Emmy Award® winner Joshua Bergasse and includes additional songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley from the 1971 Warner Bros. motion picture.

Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY features original scenic and costume design by five-time Tony Award®-nominee Mark Thompson, which has been recreated by Christine Peters; lighting design by four-time Tony Award®-nominee Japhy Weideman, sound design by Andrew Keister, projection design by Jeff Sugg, puppet and illusion design by Obie and Drama Desk Award-winner Basil Twist, hair & wig design by Campbell Young Associates / Luc Verschueren, and orchestrations by three-time Tony Award®-winner Doug Besterman.

Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is produced by NETworks Presentations. 

For more information, visit www.CharlieOnTour.com.


Broadway Across America (BAA) is part of the John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com and Group Sales Box Office.  Led by 15-time Tony-winning theater producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 48 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Presentations include Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, The Phantom of the Opera and Hamilton. Current and past productions include Ain’t Too Proud, Beautiful, Cats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Mean Girls, Moulin Rouge! and To Kill A Mockingbird.

 

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