Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka

Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley | Adapted for the Stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald | Based on the Book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl

Directed by Kaysy Ostrom | Musically Directed by Rebecca Herivel | Choreographed by Abby Tincher

Performing live at Studio East in Kirkland October 7-16, 2022

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka 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: 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.

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


  • Friday, October 7 at 7:30pm (Cast A) – SOLD OUT!
  • Saturday, October 8 at 2:30pm (Cast A) – SOLD OUT!
  • Saturday, October 8 at 7:30pm (Cast B) – SOLD OUT!
  • Sunday, October 9 at 2:30pm (Cast B) – SOLD OUT!
  • Friday, October 14 at 7:30pm (Cast B) – SOLD OUT!
  • Saturday, October 15 at 2:30pm (Cast B) – SOLD OUT!
  • Saturday, October 15 at 7:30pm (Cast A) – SOLD OUT!
  • Sunday, October 16 at 2:30pm (Cast A) – SOLD OUT!

Runtime: Approx. 90 minutes with an intermission

Ticket Info:

  • Youth (under 21) / Senior (65 & up) – $20
  • General – $25

Be a part of holiday magic and tradition!

Studio East is seeking adult volunteers to help behind the scenes of our annual holiday show ‘Twas the Night. And for the first time ever ‘Twas will be performed at the Kirkland Performance Center. We need 2 spot light operators and 2 toy wranglers. Email if you are interested.

Interested in working behind the scenes?

Want to operate the lights, sound or spot light for a production? Or move the scenery? Have a passion for costumes, hair, or make-up? Email to apply for backstage help. No experience required. A great way to earn community service hours!