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!
The team at Broadway Media sat down with Aaron Rhyne, one of the world’s preeminent theatrical projection designers, to learn more about his A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder designs, and get some tips on what good design is all about.
In the first two months of 2019, Green Valley High School, Performing Arts Department in Nevada, piloted Broadway Media’s Scenic Projections for Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical by Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin.
Theatrical titles from Disney are a great way to introduce your students to theatre using characters and stories with which they are undoubtedly familiar. Combine them with a 60-minute or 30-minute Broadway Junior runtime and you’ve got yourself a show that’s easy to teach and fun for your kids to learn and perform!