Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Nov 4 -Dec 17, 2023

Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman & Marc Shaiman
Book by David Greig
Directed & Choreographed by Ernie Nolan
Musical Direction by Christopher Bailey
TYA World Premiere

About the production

Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, the world-famous Willy Wonka is opening the gates to his mysterious factory…but only to a lucky few. Young Charlie Bucket and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a life-changing journey through Wonka’s world of pure imagination including chocolate waterfalls, nutty squirrels and the great glass elevator, all to be revealed by Wonka’s army of curious Oompa-Loompas. This TYA world premiere features an original score and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray) as well as songs from the beloved 1971 film picture including “Candy Man,” “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” “Oompa Loompa Song,” and “Pure Imagination.”

Show Length

70 minutes

Recommended Ages

All ages

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Is my child ready for this show?

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Language

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3/5

Violence & Scariness

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  • There are numerous scenes where children are impacted negatively by their actions. Examples of characters’ actions: Violet turns into a blueberry, Augustus falls into the river, Veruca gets hurt by animals, etc.

3/5

Sensory Advisories

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  • This is a musical and thus, there may be times where the music gets loud.
  • There are theatrical effects, involving sound and lighting throughout the show.
  • The set design incorporates a myriad of non-repeating colors, shapes, and painting styles to communicate the fun, intriguing, and indefinable nature of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.

3/5

Potentially Anxious Moments

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  • Characters sometimes feel disappointed and frustrated.
  • Characters are put in strange and potentially scary situations.

Other Things to Know

There will not be an intermission. Puppets are used in the show.

Social Story

A Social Story is a tool to help improve a child’s understanding of expectations during an unfamiliar event. They were originally designed to support neurodivergent individuals. However, this can be a useful tool for any person who is unsure about what to expect from a new experience.

Cast & Crew

Meet the people behind the production.

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Garris Wimmer

Grandpa Joe

Corrie Maxwell

Mrs. Bucket/Cherry/Oompa Loompa

Megan Murphy

Grandma Josephine/Mrs. Gloop/Oompa Loompa

Dustin Davis

Grandpa George/Mr. Salt/ Oompa Loompa

Douglas Waterbury-Tieman

Willy Wonka

Katie Bruno

Mrs. Teavee/Oompa Loompa

Bakari Jamal King

Mr. Beauregarde/Oompa Loompa

Nadia Simone Giles

Veruca Salt/Oompa Loompa

Kingsley Guy McDade

Mike Teavee/oompa Loompa

Oxford McDade

Charlie Bucket

Bennett Miller

Mike Teavee/oompa Loompa

Carter Miller

Charlie Bucket

Jordan Marie Elizabeth Nixon

Violet Beauregarde/Oompa Loompa

Jude Williams

Augustus Gloop/Oompa Loompa

Jonathan Thompson

Augustus Gloop/Oompa Loompa

Kenny Dozier

Mr. van Daan

Abby Austin

ASM/PA

Hannah Boner

Stage Manager

Ernie Nolan

Director/ Choreographer

James Rudolph II

Miss Gulch/ Wicked Witch of the West

Richard Daniel

Multiple Roles

Jonah Jackson

Toto/ Nikko/ Multiple Roles

Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva

Cowardly Lion

Gerold Oliver

Tinman

Matthew Carlton

Uncle Henry/ Multiple Roles

Megan Murphy Chambers

Prof. Marvel/Wizard

Shelby Smith

Dorothy Gale

Corrie Maxwell

Aunt Em/Glinda

Ben Friesen

Scarecrow

Kenny Dozier

Mr. van Daan

Abby Austin

ASM/PA

Hannah Boner

Stage Manager

Ernie Nolan

Director/ Choreographer

James Rudolph II

Miss Gulch/ Wicked Witch of the West

Richard Daniel

Multiple Roles

A Transformational Experience Awaits You!

Pick a Day for Your Play

Each NCT production schedules a Neuro-Inclusive Performance, ASL Interpreted Performance, and Discovery Day (Post Show Q&A) so everyone can enjoy.

Before You Take Your Seat

Unique preshow lobby activities that explore the show's themes are available for the entire family to enjoy an hour before every performance.

Not a Bad Seat in the House

Whether you're tall or small, there's not a bad seat in the auditorium. Booster seats are available so everyone can see the magic.

What To Expect

Accessibility

NCT is completely wheelchair accessible, and we make accommodations for mobility and physical disabilities.

Attention Aids

We always us visual schedules - so students know what to expect. We also include access to sand timers, bubble timers, and visual clock timers.

Chill Corner

Our ‘chill corner’ is a place where students can take a break if an game is becoming too over-stimulating. Noise-reducing headphones are also available.

Helpful Visuals

We always us visual schedules - so students know what to expect. We also include access to sand timers, bubble timers, and visual clock timers.

Class Expectations

All classes utilize verbal as well as discussed written expectations so students understand classroom behavioral expectations

Class Nametags

All class nametags are printed in the color and have the name of the class color printed on them for colorblind students.

Convenient Location

We're located just a few blocks from Downtown Nashville, near hotels, restaurants, and other popular attractions.

Free Parking

From minivans to caravans, we have space for you in our dedicated lot. Parking is always free and easy at NCT.

Accessibility

NCT is completely wheelchair accessible, and we make accommodations for mobility and physical disabilities.

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