Come with me And you’ll be In a World of Pure Imagination…
with Ovations Dance Repertory Company
We had the golden tickets to see Willy Wonka Jr. “and with a golden ticket, it’s a golden day!”
Willy Wonka makes , Everything he bakes, Satisfying and delicious. And every production that the Ovations Dance Repertory Company puts on under the artistic direction of Orlando Pena is fantastic. The cast of Willy Wonka was a group of wonderful, talented children whose energy and excitement made for an amazing show.
Being a Willy Wonka Junior Production the show was colorful and the music was fantastic. This was perfect for a family theatre production. What the audience really enjoyed was having the Oompa Loompas out in the audience dancing and singing. I loved seeing the interaction between the audience and the cast during a few musical numbers of the show. It was a wonderful addition to the show that the kids in the audience were very excited to see.
Each performer was wonderful in their own way. The characters we know from the movie such as: Charlie, Grandpa Joe, the Bucket family members, Oompa Loompas, Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, Mike Teavee, Mr. Slugworth and the parents of the kids were very recognizable in the way the cast performed their roles. I have said it in the past and I will say it again the talent of the kids who perform in these shows deserve a standing ovation that they remember all of their lines and dance moves to make for a wonderful production while continuing to do well in school and any other extra-curricular activities they do.
BRAVO… BRAVO to all of you!
Ben Hefter shined in his role and lead us into the eccentric and magical chocolate factory as Willy Wonka the way only a candy man can.
“The candy man can cause he mixes it with love
And makes the world taste good
And the world tastes good cause the candy man thinks it should”.