PacRep’s School of Dramatic Arts Presents “Willy Wonka Jr.” March 22nd through April 14th At the Golden Bough Playhouse

PacRep’s School of Dramatic Arts Presents
“Willy Wonka Jr.”
March 22nd through April 14th
At the Golden Bough Playhouse


CARMEL, CA – Come with Pacific Repertory Theatre to a world of pure imagination as PacRep’s School of Dramatic Arts (SoDAonStage) in Carmel-by-the-Sea kicks off its family season with Willy Wonka Jr. the kid’s version of the classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, March 22nd – April 14th, 2019, live on stage at the Golden Bough Playhouse.

Willy Wonka Jr. follows the enigmatic candy manufacturer as he allows five lucky golden ticket winners into his factory for a free tour, a lifetime supply of candy and some surprising lessons. Featuring many of the enchanting songs from the 1971 film, including “The Candy Man” and “Pure Imagination”, generations of candy lovers will delight in this devilishly delicious adaptation, brought to life by PacRep’s SoDAonStage company of young artists.

With a company of over 60 performers, the production features guest artist Nico Abiera as Willy Wonka, supported by two separate casts of primary and supporting characters, which PacRep has designated as the Fudgemallow Delights and the Wonka Whipples.


Charlie Bucket will be played by Joseph Cardinale and Benjamin Leibovsky; The Candy Man will be Emma DiFranco and Owen Montgomery; Mrs. Bucket is Cole Prekowski and Kayla Macaluso; Mr. Bucket is Ashton Frye and Keagan Satchell; Grandma Josephina is Willow Cote and Guiliana Gordan; Grandma Georgina is Ashley Earp and Karen Meheen; Grandpa George is Dean Bullas and Elijah Dirocco; Grandpa Joe is Callie Sutton and Nathan Stevens; Phineous Trout is Lucy Dean and Anna Dimarco; Augustus Gloop is Joshua Wilbon and Marin Herro; Mrs. Gloop is Athena Wilson and Piper Cote; Veruca Salt is June Holdridge and Riley Mabry; and Mrs. Salt will be played by Elsie Sorenson and Kelsey Bryan. Please check the performance schedule on Page 2 and 3 of this release for specific actors appearing on specific days.

Willy Wonka Jr. performances starts Friday March 22nd and will continue Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m., with 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees, weekends through April 14th. Golden admission ticket prices range from $8 to $20, with discounts available for children, students over 12, teachers, seniors over 65, and active military.

Tickets are available online at:, by calling  (831) 622-0100, or by visiting the PacRep Box Office at the Golden Bough Playhouse, located on Monte Verde between 8th and 9th, in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Willy Wonka Cast

Willy Wonka Schedule



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