Based on the highly popular 1964 children’s novel written by British author Roald Dahl, the National Tour of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY will be performing at Segerstrom Hall on May 28 through June 9, 2019! This award-winning hit is directed by three-time Tony Awards winner Jack O’Brien and featuring Noah Weisberg as the mysterious chocolate maker, Willy Wonka. The title role of Charlie Bucket will be alternated between Henry Boshart (age 10), Collin Jeffery (age 11) and Rueby Wood (age 11). CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY follows the story of the eccentric world-famous chocolate maker, Willy Wonka, and the opening of his mysterious chocolate factory to a select few of golden ticket winners. Young Charlie Bucket is one of the lucky chosen ones to embark on this sweet and magical journey beyond his wildest dreams. The golden ticket winners go on a life-changing journey through the chocolate factory with adventure happening at every turn. Songs from the original film include “Pure Imagination”, “The Candy Man” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket”.
With direction by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien, Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY features music by Grammy®, Emmy® and Tony Award® winner Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Grammy® and Tony Award® winners Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, a book by Artistic Director of Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum theatre David Greig, choreography by Tony Award® nominee and Emmy Award® winner Joshua Bergasse and includes additional songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley from the 1971 Warner Bros. motion picture. Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY features scenic and costume design by five-time Tony Award® nominee Mark Thompson, lighting design by four-time Tony Award® nominee Japhy Weideman, sound design by Andrew Keister, projection design by Jeff Sugg, puppet and illusion design by Obie and Drama Desk Award winner Basil Twist, orchestrations by three-time Tony Award® winner Doug Besterman and music supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck. Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures (Mark Kaufman), Langley Park Productions (Kevin McCormick) and Neal Street Productions (Sam Mendes, Caro Newling).
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
May 28 – June 9, 2019
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA
Tickets start at $29 and are available online or at the box office. The 2:00 p.m. performance on Saturday, June 8 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation.
Performances May 28 – June 9, 2019:
- Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
- Sundays at 1:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.