MVCT’s Willy Wonka – Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 7:30 PM

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MVCT Invites Audiences to Enter a World of Pure Imagination with the Sweet World of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka July 23-26

Maumee Valley Civic Theater (MVCT) is inviting audiences to enter a world of pure imagination with Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka. Based on the Book “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl and featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film, and new songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley. This scrumptious musical follows the adventures of Charlie Bucket, played by MVCT newcomer Bennett Aderman, and the other Golden Ticket holders (Perri Webb as Violet Beauregarde, Abbie Fricke as Veruca Salt, Jordyn Sunior  as Augustus Gloop, and Joseph Tonjes as Mike Teavee), through Willy Wonka’s, played by Tyler Cowdrey, whimsical and mysterious Chocolate Factory filled with Oompa-Loompas, fun, candy and magic around every corner.

This sweet musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s timeless story comes to life nightly on the front lawn of the Napoleon Civic Center (303 W. Main Street, Napoleon, OH), formally the historic Central Elementary/Middle School, from July 23 through July 26, 2020. Show begins at 7:30 PM Thursday-Saturday and 2:00 PM on Sunday. General admission tickets are $10 and can be purchased on our website and at the gate. Seating is first come first serve, so grab your lawn chair, blanket or both as there is limited picnic table seating. Grounds open 30 minutes prior to show. There are no coolers allowed on the lawn. Also please note: smoking is only allowed in designated marked areas.

This year’s summer MVCT production is directed by Jeffrey Tonjes – MVCT President and Director of 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Wizard of Oz, and last year’s chilling hit The Addams Family. Assisted by Amanda Tonjes and Vocal Direction by Rhonda Lehman.

During this most precredit time let’s keep each other safe and when choosing your spot on the lawn don’t forget to leave a little distance between your group and the next. Face masks are suggested however they are not required, and temperatures of attendees may be taken. Come enjoy this classic story with us and don’t forget to bring your family and friends.

Please be advise in the instance of weather, we may have to delay part of the show or cancellation. Please ensure you keep your rain ticket for entrance to another performance.

Parking Information:There is limited parking spots available adjacent to the Napoleon Civic Center (NCC) lawn. Parking can be found throughout Napoleon’s Historic Downtown District and in the Backlot of the Napoleon Civic Center. Please note there are several stairs to get to the lawn if parking in the Center’s Backlot.

Music and Lyrics by: Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley. Adapted for the Stage by: Timothy Allen McDonald and Leslie Bricusse. Based on the book Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

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



Venue Website:

303 W. Main Street, Napoleon, Ohio, 43545, United States

  • Saturday, July 25, 2020
    July 25, 2020
    7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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