Willy Wonka KIDS Plays to Full House

In front are Jordan Wilcox and Cash Klein; rear (from left) Sam Phillips, Alexis Gross, Finn Miller, Quinn Scherbert, Jack Artz, Saanvi Nadipuram and Joseph Brewer.

Twenty-one young actors in grades five, six and seven lit up the Lanterman stage recently with the Assistance League of Flintridge’s fall drama production of “Willy Wonka KIDS,” an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Over 200 masked family and friends had “golden tickets” to the exuberant performance, which included oompa loompas, “The Candy Man” song, and the eccentric factory owner himself.

From left are Finn Miller, Jordan Wilcox, Quinn Scherbert, Cash Klein and Jack Artz.

The musical was directed by Katelyn Fike with assistance from Tristan Waldron. Piano accompaniment was provided by ALF member Nancy Abbott.

The Assistance League drama program will next present “The Lion King Experience KIDS” for grades three through six on March 4, 2022. Registration began on Wednesday, Nov. 17. Rehearsals will be on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons beginning Jan. 11. For more information, go to ALFlintridge.org or call the ALF Programs Office at (818) 790-2211.

Willy Wonka KIDS display case at Lanterman Auditorium.

Assistance League welcomes new members all year to help with their fun programs. Call (818) 790-1328 for more information.

Provided by ALF