Newton, NC – The Green Room Community Theatre presents Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka. It is the timeless story of world-famous candy man Willy Wonka and his quest to find an heir. Wonka holds a contest awarding tickets to a free tour of his chocolate factory and a lifetime chocolate supply. The quest comes to chocolate-covered life as the five winning children — one likable boy and four brats — learn they must follow Mr. Wonka’s rules, or else.

The musical, based on Roald Dahl’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, was adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald, with music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley. Featuring songs from the classic 1971 film and new songs—including “The Candy Man,” “I Want It Now!”, and “Pure Imagination”—Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is a scrumptious musical theater treat for the entire family. Do you have your golden ticket?

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is produced by McCreary Modern and is directed by Caleb Sigmon and Musically Directed by Cathy Banner. There will be performances on Nov. 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 and Dec. 3, 4, 5.  On Friday and Saturday, performances will be at 7:30pm.  On Sunday, performances will be at 3:00pm.  Tickets are available online at or by calling the Box Office at 828-464-6128 (open Wednesdays – Fridays from 10:00am to 5:00pm).

Ticket prices are $18 for Adults, $16 for Seniors, $14 for Students, & $8 for Children 12 and under. Based on current conditions, we respectfully ask that all patrons wear a mask while attending The Green Room’s current productions.  Thank you for helping The Green Room remain open in a safe and healthy manner. If you have questions about the show, please call 828-464-6583.

For more information about Willy Wonka or any of the other programs offered by The Green Room Community Theatre, please visit us on the web at

The Green Room Community Theatre is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.

Photo: L-R: The 5 Golden Ticket Winners- Eli White (Augustus), Olivia Franklin (Violet), Aiden Morris (Charlie), Maddox Anderson (Mike Teavee), Emmy French (Veruca), Willy Wonka, played by David Townsend, is the one with the pink hair! Photo credit: Haley Beech.