Willy Wonka at Greece Athena Middle School
ROCHESTER, NY – Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka the musical is coming to the Athena Performing Arts Center on:
March 8, 9, 15 & 16
For Tickets: www.showtix4u.com
Presented by Greece Athena Middle School Theatre, this year’s production will include magical staging effects with flying sequences, as well as spectacular sets, lighting and colorful costumes which will surely bring delight to audience members of all ages.
With 225 students in the cast and crew, Greece Athena Middle School Theatre prides itself as being an inclusive cast, focusing on abilities rather than disabilities. The money we raise for children’s charities reflects the needs and passions of our cast.
Proceeds from this year’s production will benefit local children’s charities including Gilda’s Club (Cancer Action), Upstate New York Families for Effective Autism Treatment (UNYFEAT), and Artists Unlimited. Since 1996, GAMS Theatre has raised more than $325,000 for children’s charities.
Willy Wonka the musical combines elements from Roald Dahl’s book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and the 1971 movie “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”. This tells the story of a young boy in poverty whose character is tested when he and four other children win golden tickets to tour Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory to find out who should take over when Willy Wonka retires. Audience members will be taken to a “world of pure imagination” when they witness the singing and dancing of talented students.
Tickets are $10 and are available at all area Wegmans or online at ShowTix4U.com.