The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) has announced that Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY will go on sale on Friday, October 12 at 10 am. Tickets will be available at the PPAC Box Office, online at www.ppacri.org and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY will play at the Providence Performing Arts Center, February 5 – 10, 2019. Ticket prices start at $41; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice.
Group orders of 15 or more may be placed by calling (401) 574-3162.
In Providence, Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series.
BankNewport Family Night at Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is Wednesday, February 6, 2019. BankNewport Family Night Media Sponsors are ABC 6 and Coast 93.3. With the purchase of a regularly-priced ticket, guests will receive a complimentary ticket of equal value for a child/teenager up to age 18. Please call (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or visit the Box Office for more information and to order; Family Night tickets are not available online. Family Night tickets for Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY are limited and are available in select locations on a first-come; first-served basis. Golden Circle seating is excluded from the Family Night offer.
Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY tells the story of Willy Wonka, world famous inventor of the Everlasting Gobstopper, who has just made an astonishing announcement. His marvelous—and mysterious—factory is opening its gates…to a lucky few. That includes young Charlie Bucket, whose life definitely needs sweetening. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing, life-changing journey through Wonka’s world of pure imagination. Get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!
With direction by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien, Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY features music by Grammy®, Emmy® and Tony Award® winner Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Grammy® and Tony Award® winners Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, a book by Artistic Director of Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum theatre David Greig, choreography by Tony Award® nominee and Emmy Award® winner Joshua Bergasse and includes additional songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley from the 1971 Warner Bros. motion picture.
Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY features scenic and costume design by five-time Tony Award® nominee Mark Thompson, lighting design by four-time Tony Award® nominee Japhy Weideman, sound design by Andrew Keister, projection design by Jeff Sugg, puppet and illusion design by Obie and Drama Desk Award winner Basil Twist, orchestrations by three-time Tony Award® winner Doug Besterman and music supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck.
The hit Broadway musical features 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 from Hairspray.
Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures (Mark Kaufman), Langley Park Productions (Kevin McCormick) and Neal Street Productions (Sam Mendes, Caro Newling).
ABOUT ROALD DAHL AND HIS LEGACY
Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was a spy, ace fighter-pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and many more brilliant stories. He remains the World’s No.1 storyteller.
Sitting in a hut at the bottom of his garden, surrounded by odd bits and pieces such as a suitcase (used as a footrest), his own hipbone (which he’d had replaced) and a heavy ball of metal foil (made from years’ worth of chocolate wrappers), he went on to write some of the world’s best-loved children’s stories. His first children’s story, James and the Giant Peach, was published in 1961, was a hit and every subsequent book became a best-seller.
Today, his stories are available in 58 languages and, by a conservative estimate, he has sold more than 250 million books. Many of these stories have also been adapted for stage and screen, including the 1971 film classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Wes Anderson’s acclaimed Fantastic Mr Fox, the multi-award-winning Matilda The Musical from the RSC with music by Tim Minchin, and Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster The BFG. The latest adaptation is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the Musical which opened on Broadway in April 2017 following three Golden years on London’s West End.