As a child, I remember watching Warner Bros. Pictures’ classic, “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory™” starring Gene Wilder over and over again. As I watch the film, I would imagine what I would do if I had an opportunity to visit a factor like Willy Wonka. To be completely honest, I am still waiting for some big brand too, at some degree recreate the magical factor.
Next Saturday, 11/4, which also happens to be National Candy Day! The classic film will be brought to life in a concert at the Hollywood Bowl.
WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY™ IN CONCERT AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
The experience will also be presented in SMELL-O-RAMA with guests receiving exclusive Scratch-N-Sniff Golden Tickets and will kick off with a costume contest hosted by original cast member Julie Dawn Cole, who memorably played Veruca Salt. The show will also showcase special guest artists such as violin soloist Sandy Cameron; 16-year old pianist Emily Bear performing the Oscar®-winning Tom and Jerry short THE CAT CONCERTO live-to-film; and Annabella Lwin from Bow Wow Wow singing the perfect party song finale, “I WANT CANDY.”
The singing cast includes John Stamos performing “Pure Imagination” as Willy Wonka, Finn Wolfhard (“Stranger Things,” IT) as Charlie, Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad,” “Once Upon a Time”) singing the role of The Candy Man, and Richard Kind (“Gotham,” Inside Out) as Grandpa Joe, with musicians Elle King (“Ex’s & Oh’s”) singing Veruca Salt’s “I Want It Now,” Ingrid Michaelsonas Mrs. Bucket, and “Weird Al” Yankovic as the Oompa Loompas. Doors will open at 6:30 pm with costume contest to follow and the concert beginning at 8PM.
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As an added bonus, you can also join our Willy Wonka Challenges for a chance to meet the stars of the show by visiting indi.com/willywonkahollywoodbowl/challenges!
“The Candy Man”