Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka

The Saline Area Players continue their 40th anniversary season with a production of Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka. Artistic direction is provided by Tami Hindes and musical direction is by Robert Cindric. Producer is Mary Rumman.

Show dates and times:
April 19 at 7:00 PM
April 20 at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
April 21 at 2:00 PM

Ellen A Ewing Performing Arts Center, Saline High School, 1300 Campus Parkway, Saline, MI 48176

Price: $15 for adults & $12 for seniors 65+ and students through high school.
Seating: General admission.
Order online: Click here to order tickets using credit card.
Reserve "will call" tickets via email: Email Indicate the night you would like to come and the number of adult and S/S tickets desired. This email may also be used for any questions. "Will call" reservations will be taken through Friday, April 19 at 10 a.m. After that, tickets will be available at the door.
Buy in person: Visit Maureen's Designs, 101 South Ann Arbor Street, Saline
Questions/"will call" by phone: Call 248-534-7160. "Will call" reservations will be taken through Friday, April 19 at 10 a.m. After that, tickets will be available at the door.
At the door: Buy tickets at the door with cash or check.
Group Sales: Groups of 20 or more that come on the same night will be offered a rate of $10/ticket. These MUST be purchased by Monday, April 15. Call 248-534-7160 for details.
Special Needs: The auditorium is accessible but patrons are asked to call ahead if they have special seating needs.

The action centers on Willy Wonka, the world famous candy maker who is about to retire and is looking for an heir. He offers a tour of his factory and a lifetime of chocolate to the 5 lucky children who find the golden tickets in his chocolate bars. Charlie Bucket's family is very poor and he can't even afford to buy a chocolate bar, but he hopes. The winners are announced - a gluttonous boy from Germany, a spoiled daughter of a macademia nut magnate, an abrasive gum-chewing girl from Georgia, and a boy who is more interested in his technology than chocolate. Charlie Bucket, a poor child continues to hope for a chance to tour the factory as well, and eventually also finds a golden ticket. The second act takes the winners on the tour through the colorful and lively factory, complete with Oompa-Loompas and calamities for greedy kids. This timeless classic includes songs Pure Imagination, I Eat More, Oompa-Loompa, and The Candy Man.

The show is suitable for kids through adults and is a wonderful and magical theater experience for the whole family.

Willy Wonka - Tim Brayman
Charlie Bucket - Benjamin Faulkner
Grandpa Joe - Laszlo Gunderud
Candy Man - Ian McGhee
Mrs. Bucket - Erian Williams
Mr. Bucket - Brian Trippel
Grandma Josephine - Bonnie Black
Grandma Georgina - Beverly Wolfe
Grandpa George - Richard Hamann
Phineous Trout - Fred Lupton
Augustus Gloop - Henry Kiley
Mrs. Gloop - Krissa Rumsey
Violet - Olivianna Calmes
Mrs. Beauregarde - Patti Ringe
Veruca - Hannah Burkhart
Mr. Salt - Pat Collins
Mike TeaVee - Stephen Muzzi
Mrs. TeaVee - Wendy Fritz
James - John Paul Gregor
Matilda - Danielle Primeau
Sophie - Adelaide Gregor
Danny - Christopher Calmes
Alfie - Audrey Wolfe
Camera man - James Gregor
Vanna - Mary McCall
Kids - MacKenzie Berndt, Tess Carichner, Emma King, Ella Rumsey, & Josie Rumsey
Cooks - Francesca Brayman, Naomi Cotner, Cydney Heed, Annette Manuell, Emily Manuell, & Erica Simpson
Oompa Loompas - Stephen Calmes, Cynthia Grammatico, Danny Godell, Libbey Hansen, Katie Holmes, Maggie Lupton, Alexia Miller, Daniel Muzzi, & Maddie Ringe.
Squirrels - Levi Calmes, Drew Eccleston, Lucy Fischer, Tommy Hamann, MacKenna Kofahl, & Shunamara Trippel.


The Candy Man

Violet, the bubble gum chewer

Do you think we'll find the golden ticket?

My name is Veruca!

Photos courtesy of Peter DeHart

Online Tickets:

Instructions for Ordering tickets online:

The ticket prices reflect the ticket costs ($15-adults and $12-seniors/students) plus a 50 cent processing fee for each ticket.Students are considered high school or younger. Senior is 65+.

1. Please choose the day you wish to attend and highlight the ticket type you wish (eg. Adult or S/S). Click "add to cart".

2. If you need tickets of another kind or for another day, please click on "continue shopping" and do the same for each.

3. Once you have chosen the days and types of tickets you wish, click "view cart" (if you are not there already) to go to the payment page. At that point, you will be able to choose the number of tickets you need for each category and be able to proceed to checkout.

4. After you have paid for your order, please print out your confirmation. That will serve as your ticket to attend the show.

Friday, April 19 (7PM) Adult Tickets

Friday, April 19 (7PM) Student/Senior Tickets

Saturday, April 20 (2PM) Adult Tickets

Saturday, April 20 (2PM) Student/Senior Tickets

Saturday, April 20 (7PM) Adult Tickets

Saturday, April 20 (7PM) Student/Senior Tickets

Sunday, April 21 (2PM) Adult Tickets

Sunday, April 21 (2PM) Student/Senior Tickets