Arts, Dining & Entertainment

BarnArts Summer Youth Theatre to stage Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka, Jr.”

Aug. 8-10 — BARNARD — BarnArts Summer Youth Theatre Institute 2014 is staging Willy Wonka, Jr, a youth version of the 1971 film, “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory,” Aug. 8-10 at Barnard Town Hall. Evening shows are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and matinees are Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for ages 17 and under. For ticketing information, call 802- 332-6020 or visit The story is based on the 1964 book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl, which depicts the life of the eccentric Willy Wonka, a famed chocolatier who creates an elaborate plot in order to leave his factory to a good hearted child. Only five short years after the book hit the shelves, it was adapted into a screenplay and the classic “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” was born. The junior version includes the same, lively characters but with more songs to inspire a musical ambience and theatrical twist. The themes include optimism, the importance of gracious behavior, honesty, and class consciousness/conflict. Join the local cast for what is sure to be packed house. For more info, visit

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