NOVEMBER 10-19, 2023

Pied Piper Players is thrilled to have presented Willy Wonka, Roald Dahl’s treasured tale of an enigmatic candy man, and his quest to find an heir for his fantastic chocolate factory.

The world is astounded when Willy Wonka, for years a recluse, stages a contest, placing Golden Tickets in five scrumptious Wonka Bars. Whoever finds the tickets will win a tour of Wonka’s wondrous factory, and a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likable lass named Charlie Bucket. Along the way, four of the children don’t heed Wonka’s rules and receive their just desserts.

With mouth-watering adventures, elaborate sets, a live orchestra, and a cast of 70 talented Bay Area performers, Willy Wonka is fun for the whole family!

Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley
Adapted for the Stage by Leslie Bricusse & Timothy Allen McDonald 
Based on the Book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl
Directed by Leslie Stupple
Vocal Direction by Phil Johnson
Music Direction by Simon Buret de Longagne
Choreography and Technical Direction by Leslie Stupple
Set and Scenic Design by Leslie Stupple and Janice Prey Wolfe
Assistant Choreography by Megan Ionnone and Keira Rodgers
Costume Design by Susan Melanson
Stage Manager Evie Scott
Lighting Design by Rudy Chapman
Sound Design by Thor Audio Solutions
Production Assistants Anna Bartov and Isla Beltzner

November 10–19, 2023
Fridays at 7pm
Saturdays and Sunday at 2pm
Special TalkBack on November 12 after the show

Approx. 90 minutes, plus a 15-minute intermission

Bayside Performing Arts Center
2025 Kehoe Road, San Mateo CA

All ages

Fantastic raffle prizes include Warriors tickets, a Skin Spirit Diamond Facial, Salt & Straw $75 gift card, Project Zen $150 gift card, a weeklong Martial Arts camp, 1 month of Basecamp unlimited access, gift certificates for Nordstrom, West Elm, Roblox, Five Little Monkeys, and so much more!  Raffle tickets are available when you purchase your tickets online.

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