Youth Theatre Northwest presents Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka Jr.” at the Stroum Jewish Community Center through Feb. 12. Photo courtesy of YTN

YTN’s “Willy Wonka Jr.” closes this weekend

  • Friday, February 10, 2017 1:21pm
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Catch Youth Theatre Northwest’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka Jr.” before it closes this weekend.

The show tells the cherished story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find a very special heir. “Willy Wonka Jr.” performs Jan. 27 through Feb. 12 and is directed by Kim Douthit, with musical direction by Nikki Delmarter. Performances will be held in the auditorium of the Stroum Jewish Community Center, located at 3801 E. Mercer Way on Mercer Island.

Based on the classic book and featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder, in addition to a host of fun new songs, “Willy Wonka Jr.” is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.

The cast features some of Youth Theatre’s brightest talent. The cast of 40 actors (ages 8-17) are from Mercer Island, Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Issaquah and Newcastle.

Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka Jr.” is best for ages 5 and up. Ticket prices are $15-$17, and may be purchased in advance online, or at the performance. The Saturday matinee is at 2 p.m., and the Saturday evening show is at 7 p.m. There will be a special closing performance at 3 p.m. on Feb. 12.

For over 30 years, YTN has served youth from the Puget Sound region with high-quality arts education. YTN produces dynamic theatre for thousands of families, introducing young audiences to the magic of the performing arts while inspiring young actors with the thrill of live performance.

YTN continues its School Season with Text performing March 10-26. For a full season line-up, visit www.YouthTheatre.org.

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