Youth production of ‘Willy Wonka’ runs July 18-21

Published 3:24 pm Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Auditions have been held, rehearsals have begun, and imagination and creativity are flowing at the TLT Workshop in Tryon.

Tryon Little Theater’s poster for Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka” production which runs July 18-21. (photo submitted)

Tryon Little Theater’s poster for Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka” production which runs July 18-21. (photo submitted)

This year’s Youth Summer Production is “Willy Wonka”, based on the book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl.

Directing the show is Jenna Tamisiea, who directed last year’s blockbuster, “Seussical the Musical”. Tamisiea is also Co-founder and Artistic Director of the Greenville Light Opera Works (GLOW).  Assisting her with musical direction is Hank Hinnant.

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As well as great characters called Willy Wonka, Phineous Trout, Veruca Salt and Augustus Gloop, there’s a slew of other notables like the Funky Oompa Loompas, Squirrels, School Children, and Wonkettes.  Filling these rôles are wonderfully talented locals – some you’ve seen before, and some who are new to TLT/TYC.

In alphabetical order the cast is: Caroline Besnard, Julien Besnard, Annika Block, Ellie Bowen, Casey Brown, Shelby Cash, Will Costine, Moira Davis, Tij D’oyen, Katie Duncan, Jessica Farr, Alex Farrell, Remy Fifield, Kristen Hall, Summer Hall, Emma Hay, Holly Horton, Alexa Hughes, Grace Ingham, Dietrich Jackson, Eli Jenkins, James Kennedy, Alex LeCroy, Ava Marino, Bella Marino, Price Marshall, Evan McCarthy, Chelsea McCoyle, Cash McFarlane, James Riedy, Kate Riedy, Maggie Riedy, Cloe Rowell, Kati Shanahan, Keri Smith, Damon Stafford, Rains Strider, Alivia Swayze, Adriana Talley, John Henry Tennant, Sydney Waldman, Emily Zabern.

The show runs July 18-21 at the Tryon Fine Arts Center in Tryon, with ticket prices of $20 for adults and $10 for those under 18. So mark your calendars to come and see the “biggest and best candy empire the world has ever known!”

– article submitted by Monica Jones