Artisan Children's Theatre

Artisan Children’s Theater proudly presents

Roald Dahl’s

Willy Wonka Jr.

Adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald

Lyrics and Music by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley

Based on the book, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl.


Directed by Natalie Burkhart

Choreography by Jennifer Leyva

Music Direction by Noël Clark


Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir is a golden ticket to adventure.


ROALD DAHL’S WILLY WONKA JR. runs October 5, 2018 through November 3, 2018.


       Hurst, Texas, September 24, 2018- Artisan Children’s Theater proudly presents ROALD DAHL’S WILLY WONKA JR. at its 148 seat Second Stage facility. The theater is located at 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst. The show runs Friday, October 5, 2018 through Saturday, November 3, 2018. Performances are Fridays at 5:00pm and Saturdays at 10:00am and 12:00pm with additional 12:00pm performances on October 23 and 30. Reserved seating tickets are $7.00 for children 12 and under and $11.00 for adults. The box office number is 817-284-1200. More information can be found on the website at


The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth.


Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences.



Artisan Children’s Theater now provides STUDY GUIDES for educational trips and groups to assist in classroom discussions. Call the A.C.T. box office to book your field trip today! (Group rates available for 15 or more.)



Willy Wonka/Candy Man - Benjamin Perkinson, Jack Riddell

Charlie Bucket - Jonathan Medlin, Nick Robinson

Grandpa Joe - Patrick Ramsey

Mrs. Bucket/Squirrel - Caulder Stapleton, Piper Daniel

Mr. Bucket/Squirrel - Noah Zinar

Grandma Josephina/Squirrel - Megan Roberts, Aubree Loveless

Augustus Gloop - Ezra Pleimann

Grandma Georgina/Squirrel - Elizabeth Muegge, Emma Triplett

Grandpa George/Squirrel - Elijah Sanders

Phineous Trout/Squirrel - Daisy Lyman, Emerson Hodges

Mrs. Gloop - Ashleigh Bessemer, Rose Cecrle

Veruca Salt - Jocelyn Losak, Emma Robinson

Mr. Salt - Lane Atwood, Cole Wilkerson

Violet Beauregarde - Alonna Neyhart, Ella Madis

Mrs. Beauregarde - Trinity Beck, Harmony Aragones

Mike Teavee - Maxton Sims, Thomas Luke Triplett

Ms. Teavee - Cait Perkinson, Ensley Carey

Oompa-Loompa 1/James - Jimmy Jones, Brady Lee

Oompa-Loompa 2/Matilda - Campbelle Stapleton, Madeleine Simpson*

Oompa-Loompa 3/Sophie - Mallory Brinkley

Oompa-Loompa 4/Danny - Isabelle Harlan, Rowan Camphuysen

Oompa-Loompa 5/Alfie - Jake Jones, Avery Jones

Oompa-Loompa 6/Billie - Cortlin Gerdes, Riley Hilsinger

Oompa-Loompa 7/Candy Kid 1 - Emma Fernandez, Kamille See

Oompa-Loompa 8/Candy Kid 2 - Kennedy Sweatt, Aubrey Walley

*Understudy for Veruca   


PLUS, don’t miss Artisan Children’s Theater’s 2018 Fairytale Ball - A Night of Pure Imagination on Saturday, October 6 from 6-8pm, hosted by Willy Wonka and friends.


Join us for “A Night of Pure Imagination!" Boys and girls will get the Golden Ticket to dine with Willy Wonka and a few mystery friends. Children are encouraged to dress up and dance the night away with their favorite literature and fairy tale characters! MORE INFO:



Who:              Artisan Children’s Theater, a 148 seat thrust stage facility

What:             ROALD DAHL’S WILLY WONKA JR. presented by Artisan Children’s Theater

When:         October 5-November 3, 2018

Where:          444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas 76053

Director:       Natalie Burkhart

Showtimes:  Fridays at 5pm and Saturdays at 10am and 12pm. Additional 12pm shows October 23 and 30.

Tickets:          Reserved seats: $7 for children 12 and under, $11 for adults.

Reservations: Call 817-284-1200; or order online at

Contact:        Natalie Burkhart, 817.690.0376,


Photographer - Al Smith

Featured in Photo: Benjamin Perkinson, Jonathan Medlin, Patrick Ramsey



Coming next to Artisan Children’s Theater is


Splendiferous Christmas

November 17-December 22, 2018