ALF Drama to Perform Willy Wonka KIDS

Back row from left: Joseph Brewer, Addie Craig, Finn Miller, Jordan Wilcox, Cash Klein, Sophia Varshavsky and Quinn Scherbert.
Middle row from left: Sanjana Arora, Sarah Bell, Abby Zargarof, Jack Artz, Lyla Huston, Alexis Gross and Sam Phillips.
Front row from left: Maya Banks, Claire Rothman, Kaitlyn Ho, Maggie Cripps, Charlotte Chumo and Saanvi Nadipuram.
Front (left) Director Katelyn Fike and (right)Asst. Director Tristan Waldron. Missing is Alexa Lei.

The stage at Lanterman Auditorium will erupt in song and dance as local students in grades five through seven present “Willy Wonka KIDS” on Friday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. This Assistance League of Flintridge fall drama presentation is a special adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl novel “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”

The audience will delight in the adventures of kind-hearted Charlie and four other children who find golden tickets and enter eccentric Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. What happens inside?

The 21-person cast will perform under the direction of ALF drama director Katelyn Fike. She has directed multiple ALF shows including “James and the Giant Peach JR” and “Aladdin KIDS.” Tristan Waldron is assistant director and Nancy Abbott is the music director. Come enjoy familiar musical numbers such as “Pure Imagination” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket.” Lanterman Auditorium is located at 4491 Cornishon Ave. Admission is free; masks are required.

ALF also announced that the production following this one will be “The Lion King Experience KIDS” for students in grades three through six. Online registration begins Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. at Rehearsals begin Jan. 11, culminating in the performance on March 4.

For more details regarding the ALF drama program, visit or call (818) 790-2211.