Aspire! Conservatory to have production of ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 4, 2024

RACELAND, Ky. — Aspire! Conservatory’s TheatreWorks program will transport the audience to a “world of pure imagination” with their production of “Willy Wonka Jr.”, a musical based on Roald Dahl’s timeless children’s book ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.’

Performances began Friday and will continue at 7 p.m. today and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at Raceland High School.

The cast of more than 50 young actors will delight audiences of all ages, as they portray the story of the world-famous candy man, Willy Wonka, who announces that he will offer the tour of the lifetime through his secret chocolate factory to five children who find a golden ticket in one of his world-famous candy bars. 

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The key message of the story, however, is the importance of good character. 

In addition to the magical and imaginative journey inside Wonka’s Chocolate Factory with Charlie, the audience will encounter marvelous sights and tastes in the theatre lobby, including Wonka bars, fizzy lifting drinks, gobstoppers, fluffy cotton candy and more. 

Tickets are available at or at the door.