06/02/19 - 06/07/19
Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
800 Bagby St, Houston, TX
The National Tour of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will play Segerstrom Hall May 28 – June 9, 2019. With direction by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien, Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory features a cast led by Broadway veteran Noah Weisberg (South Pacific, Enron, Elf, Legally Blonde) as the extraordinary chocolate maker, Willy Wonka, with Henry Boshart (age 10), Collin Jeffery (age 11) and Rueby Wood (age 11), alternating in the title role of Charlie Bucket.
Segerstrom’s spokesperson says, “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!”
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. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory marks the latest adaptation of one of Roald Dahl’s stories, opening on Broadway in 2017 following three years on London’s West End. The Roald Dahl classic comes to Costa Mesa as part of its first National Tour.