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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The New Musical
by March Shaiman, book by David Grieg, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Whitman
September 7, 14, 21 @ 7:30 pm
September 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 @ 8:00p
September 16, 17, 24 @ 2:30p
ALT Allen Shankles Mainstage
2019 Civic Circle Amarillo, Texas 79109
Box office phone: 806-355-9991
We entered a world of ‘Pure Imagination’ this season!
For more than 50 years Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has captured imaginations around the world, and now our ALT audiences were invited to experience Willy Wonka’s delightful and semi-dark chocolate world first-hand. We satisfied many a sweet-tooth with this modern musical remake of the classic children’s novel for the first Mainstage production of the of the 2023-24 season.
ALT assembled a brilliant and fun cast for this production. In collaboration with our ALT Academy, 38 Academy students and 20 adults took the stage to bring this musical to life. Principal roles included Academy student Graham Moore as Charlie Bucket, Dennis Humphrey as Willy Wonka, Michael Jones as Grandpa Joe and Megan Gore as Mrs. Bucket. The Golden Ticket winners and their parents included Lane Donathan as Augustus Gloop, Shannon Mashburn as Mrs. Gloop, Hannah Moore as Veruca Salt, Nels Bjork as Mr. Salt, Sabrina Ali as Violet Beauregarde, Kyle Gipson as Mr. Beauregarde, Wyatt Hall as Mike Teavee and Sara Pennington-Booher as Mrs. Teavee.
The cast also included Cinda Alexander, Claire Attaway, Ikaris Bard, Kennedy Cardenas, Christy Corder, Halyn Derington, Laken Derington, Alessandro Dieguez, Lindsy Donathan, Piper Gore, Colton Harada, Saturn Horton, Kallie Huckabay, Tia Hunt, Colby Hurt, Emerson Johnston, Dillon Kizarr, Kristin McCarrell, Ivy McCarrell, Lincoln McCarrell, Kryss Miller, Jace Norris, Declan Oliver, Treva Oller, Sean Pritchard, Nicholas Shaffer, Michael Villarreal, Wesley Willlburn, Jeff Wyrick and Ellison Wyrick.
The Oompa Loompa ensemble included Piper Carlson, Brooklyn Comer, Octavia Coulson, Wyatt Dodson, Colin Gaitan, Jaxson Gaitan, Ruby Graves, Evelyn Johnston, Addie Munkres, Libby Reynolds, Mary Caroline Saied, Olivia Tidmore, Bentley Tobias, Benjamin Vasquez, Alexis Williams and Grady Wyrick.
Artistic Director for this production was Jason Crespin with Music Direction by Jennifer Akins and Choreography by Nikki Harada. Krystal Burns served as Assistant Director with Harrison Stringer as Production Assistant and Kallie Huckabay as Dance Captain
This modern musical adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was a delight for the whole family.