The Altoona Area Junior High School Drama Club is proud to present Willy Wonka, Jr.

A Senior Citizen Preview will take place on Wednesday, March 8th at 7 p.m.  Public performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, March 10th and Saturday, March 11th with a matinee show at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 11th, 2023.  All performances will take place in the Altoona Area Junior High School Auditorium.


The delicious adventures of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film, in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth.  Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, Jr. 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, but 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.  We hope to see you there!

The show is being directed and produced by drama club faculty advisors Stacy Palilla and Jordan Giordano, along with assistant Lindsay Smith. 


General admission tickets will only be on sale at the door and will cost $8 for adults and $5 for students. Doors open approximately 1/2 hour before each show.