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Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. Scenic Projections

Behind our digital scenery package for Willy Wonka JR.

Adapted from the novel and the motion picture by iTheatrics’ Tim McDonald and composer Leslie Bricusse, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. celebrates the magic and the mystery in imagination. An expert in doing a lot with little, McDonald succeeds in creating a vibrant adaptation concerned with simply telling the story – and doing it well.

In this same spirit, our ScenicProjections are designed to take the stress and the worry out of production design (and save your production budget in the meantime). The film’s centrepiece – a jaw dropping, fantastical chocolate factory – is rendered in a cartoon style in our ScenicProjections (complete, yes, with chocolate river). From a gigantic stage-wide TV (a dream for Mike Teavee) to a recreation of the spooky, mysterious journey through the chocolate tunnel, every scene and setting you expect from the iconic motion picture (starring Gene Wilder) is brought to life on stage!

The cartoon-style art direction for Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. is a perfect match for Broadway Junior (Music Theatre International) performers. Soft shapes with a variety of overlaid textures make for a fun, entertaining performance that capture the spirit of youthful imagination. Check some of the scenes below!

Additional Reading

Sweet Imagination by Nicole Arthur. The Washington Post. December 10, 2004.

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