The magic of Cresset’s highly acclaimed Fine Arts theater along with the genius of a Broadway smash hit classic,Oliver!, will set hearts soaring.
This Broadway rendition of the classic story of Oliver Twist comes to life with some of the most exciting and haunting melodies ever written.
OLIVER! It's all here: the music of Lionel Bart's smash hit that set records on both sides of the Atlantic, the special effects of stage lighting, brilliantly crafted sets, 158 accurate period costumes, the power of a great community orchestra, the amazing professional acting quality of a school cast of 80, with the outstanding cuisine of our dinner theater nights. Oliver! is the embodiment of Charles Dickens’ work. This musical drama displays the message that children should be protected from the evils of abuse (England’s Workhouses) and brought up in loving homes with Godly principles. As this story swept England and prompted major social reforms, so you too will be swept away.
November 2, 7:00pm November 3, 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Tickets Sold at the Door
$5 - Children & Students / $10 - Adults
Roald Dahl's WILLY WONKA JR., featuring a memorable score by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats; the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory—or suffer the consequences.
Willy Wonka, owner of a magical and mysterious chocolate factory, invites the audience to join him in a world of "Pure Imagination." Although Wonka excels at making candy, he is ready to retire and find some “bright spark” to continue his candy confectioning ("Golden Age of Chocolate").
Charlie Bucket’s family is poor. They do not have enough money to buy food or warm clothes, let alone candy. Providentially, Charlie gets a Wonka bar, and it has the golden ticket.
As the ticket-holding children tour the factory, Charlie exhibits a quiet, humble spirit compared to the greediness of the other children. He ultimately admits to Willie Wonka that he did not follow the rules and should not receive anything. His humility and repentance wins the heart of Willie; he is therefore declared the winner—and new owner!—of the Wonka factory.
Join us for our 2nd annual fall Middle School production of Willy Wonka, November 2-3, at Cresset Christian Academy’s theater.