Roald Dahl's

Willy Wonka

December 20 - January 4
Buskirk-Chumley Theater


Willy Wonka and his Oompa Loompas lead the sweet-natured Charlie Bucket on the tour of a lifetime through a fantastical chocolate factory. Featuring the songs Pure Imagination and Candyman.

Join us in a world of pure imagination this holiday season!

Age recommendation: 3+
Run time: 2hrs, including one 15 minute intermission
Show Location: Buskirk-Chumley Theater Buskirk-Chumley Theater
  • is adapted from Gene Wilder’s 1971 cult classic film, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • is based on Roald Dahl’s 1964 children’s book Charlie and The Chocolate Factory
  • features all the music from the Wilder movie and several additional songs added for the stage adaptation
  • is Cardinal’s 8th annual family holiday production at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Previous holiday shows include The Wizard of Oz, Annie, the Sound of Music and A Year with Frog and Toad
  • features dozens of local actors, including 34 local children who will share performances – click here for more info >
  • features Cardinal’s own Mike Price in the role of Willy Wonka
  • features Chicago actor Richard Henzel as Grandpa Joe
  • features Lola Kennedy as a female Charlie.  Lola starred in Cardinal’s Annie (Annie) and To Kill a Mockingbird (Scout).  Lola was recently seen in the Indiana Repertory Theatre’s production of The Crucible.