Oompa, Loompa...The Arts Council Has a Production for You
With a stop in rehearsals due to COVID-19 behind them, the Hardeman County Arts Council will present Willy Wonka, Jr., December 3-6.
Directed by Lee Ann Willis and Carly Weems with musical direction from Kathy Ross, the show will run Thursday-Saturday at 7:00 p.m. each night with a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Sunday of that week.
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.
Tickets will go on sale at the box office on November 23 or are available online at www.hcactn.org.
The Hardeman County Arts Council (HCAC) provides artistic forums in a wide range of venues to educate, entertain, and enrich the community. In so doing, amateur artists are facilitated to develop their artistic talents to levels that satisfy their own artistic objectives and goals, as well as benefiting the public. The HCAC seeks to provide the best in artistry, entertainment, and culture. They hope to inform, enchant, and inspire the community through the presentation of local groups, individual artists, and major art organizations, that will nurture and promote the arts.