The Cavelero Mid High cast of Willy Wonka.
The Drama Club at Cavelero Mid High School proudly presents, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”. This musical, the first one put on by the school, is full of new songs and old favorites. Join Charlie and the other children as they enter into Wonka’s world of “pure imagination”. Oompa-Loompas, giant lollipops, and a chocolate river are only a few of the wonders you will experience in the magical world of Wonka.
The cast and crew members are very excited and have many positive things to say about the production and their experiences.
“The play helps me build confidence with public speaking,” Kalliyan Lay said.
“It’s very lively and interactive with the audience,” added Taylor Villalon.
Both Dyllan Marshall and Jacob Gloss said that it’s been great fun and a great opportunity to meet new and amazing people.
“Everyone works together to make it better and better,” said Emily Foster.
This year’s production is a fun family show. The musical is quite different from last year’s production because of the number of set changes and special effects, choreography, and singing. The students have risen to the challenge.
Faculty advisor David Zerbst says, “I am really inspired.” A former Cavelero Drama Club member, and LSHS sophomore, Steven Ortiz, is bringing an amazing amount of creative energy and commitment to the production as Student Director.
“Coming back to Cavelero to direct this year’s musical is the most exciting thing I’ve ever done. The kids are great, and the parents have been so vital to our success thus far,” Ortiz said.
Opening night is Friday, May 4, followed by performances on Saturday, May 5, and Friday, May 11. All shows begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 for ages 13 to adult, $5 for senior citizens/students with ASB, and $4 for children 3-12. Children under 3 are free.
Cavelero is located at the corner of 20th St. SE/Hewitt and 83rd Ave.
Pre-sale tickets will be available at several local grocers, including opportunities to have pictures taken with characters and props from the play: Haggen on Wed., April 25 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Jay’s Market on Sat., April 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Safeway on Sun., April 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Cash only please.) A special thank you to these stores for their support.
Tickets can also be purchased at the door the night of the performance, at Cavelero during school hours, and from cast members.