Roald Dahl's amazing tale is now Purdue's golden ticket! It's the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including "Pure Imagination," The Candy Man," and "I've Got a Golden Ticket," alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray. Get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!
A fresh, enthusiastic, first-tier tour! ― Chicago Tribune
The eccentric, reclusive billionaires that captivate headlines still have a long way to go: Where are the exclusive, treacherous contests for their fans? Where are the identical staff members that sing at the drop of a purple top hat? Where’s the candy? Yes, Willy Wonka is still the blueprint for bizarre business owners, and Roald Dahl’s beloved sugarslinging CEO comes to life in the new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical. The show follows Dahl’s classic tale of steadfastly positive Charlie Bucket and the mixed bag of meeting his candy-making hero. This stage adaptation features songs from the 1971 film—like “The Candy Man” and “Pure Imagination”—surrounded by a new score from the composers of Hairspray that’s sweeter than 70 Everlasting Gobstoppers.