I don’t know if many people know this, but my daughter was almost named Veruca. I have been a huge Willy Wonka fan ever since I read the Roald Dahl classic way back when (I got a chance to meet his lovely daughter Lucy last year too!)
I just got this email about a new Live-to-Film Celebration of all things Wonka and HAD to share it with my readers:
WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY™
IN CONCERT AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL: A LIVE-TO-FILM CELEBRATION
To Purchase Tickets, Visit: http://bit.ly/wonkabowl
Warner Bros. Pictures’ classic, “WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY™” starring Gene Wilder, will be brought to life this November for a special two-night cinematic event featuring John Stamos, Elle King, Finn Wolfhard, and “Weird Al” Yankovic alongside an all-star cast singing iconic songs throughout a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience. Accompanied by multi-instrumental band DeVotchKa, and featuring spectacular animation created by acclaimed painter and illustrator SHAG, this magical show will leave an everlasting impression!
The singing cast includes John Stamos performing “Pure Imagination” as Willy Wonka, Finn Wolfhard (“Stranger Things,” IT)as Charlie, Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad,” “Once Upon a Time”) singing the role of The Candy Man, and Richard Kind (“Gotham,” Inside Out) as Grandpa Joe, with musicians Elle King (“Ex’s & Oh’s”) singing Veruca Salt’s “I Want It Now,” Ingrid Michaelson as Mrs. Bucket, and “Weird Al” Yankovic as the Oompa Loompas.
The experience will also be presented in SMELL-O-RAMA with guests receiving exclusive Scratch-N-Sniff Golden Tickets and will kick off with a costume contest hosted by original cast member Julie Dawn Cole, who memorably played Veruca Salt.
The show will also showcase special guest artists such as violin soloist Sandy Cameron; 16-year old pianist Emily Bearperforming the Oscar®-winning Tom and Jerry short THE CAT CONCERTO live-to-film; and Annabella Lwin from Bow Wow Wow singing the perfect party song finale, “I WANT CANDY.”
Doors will open at 6:30PM with costume contest to follow and the concert beginning at 8PM.
As an added bonus, you can also join our Willy Wonka Challenges for a chance to meet the stars of the show by visiting indi.com/willywonkahollywoodbowl/challenges !
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