November 8, 2023-January 14, 2024
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Step behind the gates and discover what awaits.

Nominated for 7 Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Musical!

This fantastical musical follows young Charlie Bucket and his Grandpa Joe as they join four other Golden Ticket winners to tour the magical and mysterious chocolate factory of eccentric “Candy Man” Willy Wonka.  When the factory gates are opened, experience the lifechanging journey through a world of “Pure Imagination,” revealed with Wonka’s army of curious “Oompa-Loompas.” Who will win the lifetime supply of chocolate? STEP BEHIND THE GATES AND DISCOVER WHAT AWAITS.

When you arrive at Paramount you’ll be greeted in our Grand Gallery, transformed into a Christmas wonderland with a two-story fully decorated tree.

Book by DAVID GREIG
Music by MARC SHAIMAN
Lyrics by SCOTT WITTMAN & MARC SHAIMAN
Based on the novel by ROALD DAHL
Songs from the Motion Picture by LESLIE BRICUSSE and ANTHONY NEWLEY

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International

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Meet the Team

Cast

Stephen Schellhardt *

Willy Wonka

previously in Into the Woods, The Sound of Music, and Fun Home

Charlie Long

Charlie Bucket

previously in School of Rock and The Sound of Music

Meena Sood

Charlie Bucket

previously in School of Rock

Gene Weygandt *

Grandpa Joe

previously in Little Shop of Horrors, The Wizard of Oz, and Annie

Jaye Ladymore *

Mrs. Bucket, Ensemble

making Paramount Theatre debut

David Blakeman

Augustus Gloop, Ensemble

making Paramount Theatre debut

August Forman

Mike Teavee, Ensemble

previously in Little Shop of Horrors and Hand to God

Devon Hayakawa

Veruca Salt, Ensemble

previously in Fun Home

Tiffany T. Taylor *

Violet Beauregarde, Ensemble

previously in Cinderella

Heidi Kettenring *

Mrs. Teavee, Ensemble

previously in The Secret of My Success

Jason Richards

Mr. Salt, Ensemble, u/s Grandpa Joe

previously in School of Rock, Cinderella, The Producers, and A Christmas Story

Lorenzo Rush Jr. *

Mr. Beauregarde, Ensemble

previously in Dreamgirls, Cinderella, and Jesus Christ Superstar

Abby C. Smith *

Mrs. Gloop, Ensemble

making Paramount Theatre debut

Terrell Armstrong

Ensemble, Gum Chompin' Diva

previously in Kinky Boots

Lexie Bailey

Ensemble, Gum Chompin' Diva, u/s Violet Beauregarde

previously in Little Shop of Horrors, The Sound of Music, and Rock of Ages

Brian Bandura *

Ensemble

previously in Beauty and the Beast & Kinky Boots

Matthew Bettencourt *

Ensemble, Gum Chompin' Diva, Dance Captain

previously in Kinky Boots and Cinderella

Ben Broughton

Ensemble, Swing, u/s Grandpa George

making Paramount Theatre debut

Lydia Burke *

Ensemble, Grandma Josephine, Gum Chompin' Diva

previously in Little Shop of Horrors, Groundhog Day, and Kinky Boots

Morgan DiFonzo

Ensemble, Gum Chompin' Diva

making Paramount Theatre debut

Evan C. Dolan *

Ensemble, u/s Willy Wonka, u/s Mike Teavee

previously in Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, and Sweeney Todd

Nick Druzbanski *

Ensemble, Jerry

previously in School of Rock, Rock of Ages, Groundhog Day, Kinky Boots, and Beauty and the Beast

Alley Ellis

Ensemble, Gum Chompin' Diva, u/s Veruca Salt

previously in School of Rock and Rock of Ages

Jared David Michael Grant *

Ensemble, Grandpa George, u/s Mr. Salt, u/s Mr. Beauregarde

previously in Little Shop of Horrors and Jesus Christ Superstar

Dakota Hughes

Ensemble, Swing, u/s Jerry, u/s Gum Chompin’ Diva

previously in School of Rock, Into the Woods, Cinderella, and Kinky Boots

Michael Lunder

Ensemble

making Paramount Theatre debut

Jessica Minter

Ensemble, Swing, u/s Grandma Josephine, u/s Grandma Georgina, u/s Cherry, u/s Mrs. Green, u/s Gum Chompin’ Diva

making Paramount Theatre debut

Sara Reinecke *

Ensemble, Mrs. Green, u/s Mrs. Bucket

previously in Kinky Boots, Beauty and the Beast, The Producers, Legally Blonde, Elf, and Mamma Mia!

Nellie Shuford

Ensemble, Grandma Georgina, u/s Mrs. Gloop

previously in The Sound of Music

Allison Sill *

Ensemble, Cherry, u/s Mrs. Teavee

previously in School of Rock and Oklahoma

Ayana Strutz

Ensemble, Gum Chompin' Diva

making Paramount Theatre debut

Matthew Weidenbener *

Ensemble, u/s Augustus Gloop

Previously in Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.

Artistic Team

Trent Stork

Director

Kory Danielson

Music Director

Kasey Alfonso

Choreographer

Jeffrey D. Kmiec

Scenic Designer

Ryan Park

Costume Designer

Greg Hofmann

Lighting Designer

Adam Rosenthal

Sound Designer

Paul Deziel

Projections Designer

Katie Cordts

Wig, Hair & Makeup Designer

Jesse Gaffney

Properties Designer

Ethan Deppe

Electronic Music Designer

Max Fabian

Fight & Intimacy Director

Susan Gosdick

Dialect Coach

Trent Stork

Casting Director

Jaci Entwisle *

Stage Manager

Amber R. Dettmers *

Assistant Stage Manager

Erin Nicole Eggers *

Assistant Stage Manager

Amanda Raquel Martinez

Assistant Director

Maria Blanco

Associate Choreographer

Celia Villacres

Associate Music Director & Associate Conductor

* indicates member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)
† indicates member of United Scenic Artists (USA)
‡ indicates member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC)

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