Willy Wonka Opens Sweetly!

Christina Pierce, Staff Writer

On March 21, the musical Willy Wonka had its opening night. As guests were rushing in to hide from the torrential rain, they were welcomed into the Black Box theater with the scent of chocolate wafting through the air thanks to nebulizers strategically placed above the audience.

The musical’s opening grabbed everyone’s attention as the theater filled with bubbles and Willy Wonka, played by Robby Polidoro, opened the performance singing a whimsical “Pure Imagination.” Some memorable moments include Augustus Gloop, played by Sam Kimmell, trying to speak and sing as he stuffed his face with rotisserie chicken, Willy Wonka throwing glitter at the kids, and Mike Teavee, played by Colby Elliot, transforming into a Barbie doll after tampering with the television.

At the end of the night, everyone loved and enjoyed the performance. Many in the audience openly voiced their enthusiastic reviews. When asked about how the performance went, cast member Angela Donnelly said, “ The cast had an amazing, awesome time!”

Thank you to the cast of Willy Wonka for a wonderful performance! The ODA Bolt urges everyone to go see the show which runs through Saturday night, a performance which promises to the wackiest yet.