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POSTPONEDCharlie and the Chocolate Factory Staff Pick

When: Tuesdays-Fridays, 7:30 p.m., Saturdays, 2 & 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m. Continues through March 29 2020
Price: $29-$105

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

[THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED]Charlie Bucket is so obsessed with candy that his dream is to tour the factory of famous candymaker Willy Wonka. The Bucket family's financial difficulties mean he only gets one chocolate bar a year (it's his birthday present), so he bides his time inventing new types of candy. When Willy Wonka announces a contest in which the winners will get to tour his factory and receive a lifetime supply of candy, Charlie knows he can win. But what happens inside the factory will test his nerves, imagination and moral compass. Roald Dahl's beloved children's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has been adapted into a musical by the creative team behind Hairspray. The musical has a more contemporary setting and rejiggers some of the original story elements, but it does incorporate songs from the 1971 film to go with a mostly new score. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is performed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday (March 17 to 29) at the Fox Theatre (527 North Grand Boulevard; Tickets are $29 to $105.
— Paul Friswold
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