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Berkeley Playhouse
2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
510-845-8542
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"Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory"
7 ratings
4.7 average rating
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7 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 19 2012

It was a pretty high end production, with imaginative background and props. The music was great, very groovy and funky & fun! The lead guy, Willy Wonka, is a beautiful singer. The dancers were great too- I wasn't expecting that. Very true to...continued

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 19 2012

I don't want to give up too much! It was a wonderful translation from movie (Gene Wilder version) to stage. It had all the favorite songs, characters and in fact this story line made a bit more sense than the movie. Truly fantastic!

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 19 2012

Vernon Bush who portrays Willy Wonka could not be more enchanting and TREMENDOUS bringing this great material from Roald Dahl's book.

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Description

Directed By Elizabeth McKoy  

Music Direction: Tal Ariel  

Choreography: Dane Paul Andres 

Set Design:  Nina Ball 

Costume Design: Wes Crain 

Lighting Design: Molly Stewart-Cohn  

Lyrics: Anthony Newley  

Music: Anthony Newley And Leslie Bricusse 

Stage Adaptation: Leslie Bricusse and Tim McDonald  

Based On The Book Charlie And The Chocolate Factory By Roald Dahl  

Recommended for all ages.

Running time is 2 hours and 15 minutes with a 15-minute intermission.

<em>Disney's Beauty and the Beast</em> <em>Billy Elliot: The Musical</em> <em>Irving Berlin's White Christmas</em> Disney's <em>The Lion King</em> Sarah Silverman <em>Beach Blanket Babylon</em> <em>A Christmas Carol</em> WinterFest at California's Great America Gladys Knight & The San Francisco Symphony Rodgers & Hammerstein's <em>The King and I</em> San Francisco Ballet's <em>Nutcracker</em> <em>A Christmas Carol</em>