Always one of my favorites! I definitely loved the original more than the 2005 remake, but I, along with millions of others, continue to watch the remake because – well – Johnny Depp. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 American musical fantasy film directed by Mel Stuart, and starred Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. It was an adaptation of the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.
I wish I could head to LA for this event – I can just imagine how much fun it will be! And, you can also enter below to win a chance to meet the stars!
“A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men” ~ Willy Wonka
John Stamos, “Weird Al” Yankovic and Finn Wolfhard
Lead All-Star Cast in
WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY™
IN CONCERT AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL: A LIVE-TO-FILM CELEBRATION
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3 and SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Warner Bros. Pictures’ classic, “WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY™” starring Gene Wilder, will be brought to life this November for a special two-night cinematic event featuring John Stamos, Elle King, Finn Wolfhard, and “Weird Al” Yankovicalongside an all-star cast singing iconic songs throughout a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience. Accompanied by multi-instrumental band DeVotchKa, and featuring spectacular animation created by acclaimed painter and illustrator SHAG, this magical show will leave an everlasting impression!
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 Michaelson as Mrs. Bucket, and “Weird Al” Yankovic as the Oompa Loompas.
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.”
Doors will open at 6:30 P.M. with costume contest to follow and the concert beginning at 8 P.M.
To Purchase Tickets, Visit: http://bit.ly/wonkabowl
As an added bonus, you can also join the Willy Wonka Challenges for a chance to meet the stars of the show by visiting indi.com/willywonkahollywoodbowl/challenges !
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