“Wonka” comes to the Bigfork stage

Bigfork Playhouse Children’s Theatre stages scrumdidilyumptious musical

On Stage

“Wonka,” a scrumdidilyumptious musical, returns to the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts Sept. 23-Oct. 2. The Bigfork Playhouse Children’s Theatre and a cast of nearly 60 talented local actors deliver the colorful adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir,

Charlie Bucket and Grampa Joe’s delicious adventures in Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating production inspired by the 1971 film starring the late, great Gene Wilder.

"Wonka" comes to the Bigfork stage
A cast of 60 local actors performs in “WonkaPhoto © Brach Thomson

Enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka hides golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Ticket-holders win a free tour of the Wonka factory and a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory … or suffer the consequences.

Take a ride into the land of pure imagination with the music-makers and dreamers of dreams. The show stars Brenden Anderson as Willy Wonka, Ethan Anderson as Charlie Bucket, and K.C. Isaman as Grandpa Joe in a musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth!

The curtains rise at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 23-Oct. 1, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. in Bigfork. Tickets are $12 adults, $10 seniors, $9 students and $8 for kids. Call 406-837-4886 or visit bigforksummerplayhouse.com/childrens-theatre/ for more information.