A sweet production: Willy Wonka Jr.

By on May 2, 2018

 Luke Thompson played TV addict Mike Teavee. The blurred cooks in the background are Christian Wolf, Chance Wilson, and Hayden Milchanowski.(Photos by Amiee Lausch) 


Students at Bonfield Elementary School presented “Willy Wonka Jr.” on April 27.

“Willy Wonka Jr” follows the journey of five lucky golden ticket winners as they enter into the enigmatic candy factory of Willy Wonka, a master candy maker who is just about to retire and ready to find an heir to his factory. They all learn lessons along the way.

“This show business thing is no joke,” said co-director Marni Van Grouw. “It was my first year directing at Bonfield after the previous director (of 30-plus years) retired. Talk about big shoes to fill!”

Van Grouw, who also had an artistic hand in set design, posted many Facebook updates and photos as showtime grew closer, getting the community excited about the production. She co-directed the show with Cathy Dommel.

Evangeline Strayer as Veruca Salt.

Annika Guhl as gum-chewer-gone-blueberry Violet Beauregarde

Isabella Chmil portrayed eccentric candy maker Willy Wonka.

Luke Lenahan as gluttonous Augustus Gloop.

Playing the grandparents in “Willy Wonka Jr” were (left to right) Foster Shrom (Grandpa George), Maddie Moline (Grandma Georgina), Kaillee Goodhart (Grandma Josephina), Christopher McGarrigle (Grandpa Joe).

Ayden Gilbertson (Mr. Bucket) and Meighan DuBosq (Charlie Bucket)


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