Musicals have always brought impossible dreams to life on stage, from cats that can talk to humans who can sing in public without feeling weird. Escape from reality with this GrouponLive deal to see Willy Wonka at J. Everett Collins Center for the Performing Arts. For $27, you get two tickets for best-available seating (up to a $54 value, including all fees). Doors open one hour prior to showtime. Choose from the following showtimes:
- Friday, October 26, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, October 27, at 2 p.m.
- Saturday, October 27, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, October 28, at 6 p.m.
In the depths of a labyrinthine chocolate factory toils Willy Wonka, an eccentric and mysterious candy creator. After welcoming the audience to his inventive world of confections, he summons his Oompa Loompa servants for a shocking announcement: he is planning to retire and the time has come to choose a successor. The search for a rightful heir comes to life during a theatrical adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved story Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Songs from the classic 1971 film adaptation, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, propel the tale along as spoiled children touring the factory meet a series of whimsical yet unfortunate fates. However, one child, the impoverished Charlie Bucket, may prove to be a suitable replacement for Wonka. But he must first retain his integrity and keep his temptations in check throughout the increasingly magical and hectic day.