ALBANY LIGHT OPERA AND THEATRE CO

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

OCTOBER 2024

Get ready to enter a world of “Pure Imagination”

Join ALOTCO as we present a mesmerising production of this much loved story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. An amazing chance for theatre goers of ALL AGES to join this incredible production, an experience not to be missed!
Based on the famous novel by Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory features an original score composed by Marc Shaiman with lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray) and a book by David Greig. The score also pays homage to the Leslie Bricusse/Anthony Newley score from the 1971 film with songs from the motion picture including "Candy Man", "I've Got a Golden Ticket", "Oompa Loompa Song" and "Pure Imagination".
The world-famous Willy Wonka is opening the gates to his mysterious factory... but only to a lucky few. Charlie Bucket, an imaginative boy with a knack for making something out of nothing, dreams of acquiring a golden ticket to tour Willy Wonka's over-the-top chocolate factory and can't believe his luck when it actually happens. Fellow contest winners: the gluttonous German, Augustus Gloop; Daddy's spoiled rotten princess, Veruca Salt; chewing gum celebrity, Violet Beauregarde; and over-amped computer hacker, Mike Teevee, have no idea what they're getting themselves into as they each learn lessons about selfishness and greed from Wonka who is not only out of his mind but potentially dangerous. With Wonka's world of pure imagination including chocolate waterfalls, nutty squirrels and the great glass elevator, all to be revealed by Wonka's army of curious Oompa Loompas. You'll devour this family friendly adventure that's full of mouth-watering visuals that "Must be Believed to be Seen".
Director – Lachy McLean
Assistant Director – Fiona Kuiper
Musical Director – Neville Talbot
Co-Assistant Musical Directors – Matthew Clarke & Will Elms
Choreographers – Kelly Seaton & Lachy McLean

Information Night: 
Thursday 13th June
@ Albany Port Theatre
from 6pm to 8pm

AUDITION INFORMATION
To avoid confusion when booking tickets, patrons requiring wheelchair access need to book directly with Paperbarks as there is allocated seating to allow ease of access.
9842 8044 or at Paperbarks, 240 York St, Albany

Also please call ALOTCo if you require Wheelchair/Carer seating on 0459 589 133 to inform us of your booking details and ticket information so we know you are coming and can set up your requirements and have you seated as smoothly as possible.
The ALOTCo Committee is dedicated to ensuring its members safety. ALOTCo will continue to follow the State Government health advice in relation to COVID 19. By purchasing a ticket or becoming a member you are agreeing to abiding by any rules reinstated by the State Government, including but not limited to mandatory vaccination and mask wearing. Please don’t attend if you are unwell or have experienced cold or flu symptoms recently. A refund can be organised by calling 0459 589 133 if you are unable to attend due to COVID, colds or flu.

ALOTCO

The Albany Light Opera Company was established in 1962. The aims of the Company is to provide an opportunity for those people who wish to display their performing talents and provide entertainment for the population of Albany and surrounding districts.

We at ALOTCO are very proud of the Albany Port Theatre and its history and our tradition of providing high quality entertainment. We continue to provide an artistic outlet for many fine and enthusiastic performers and musicians from the Albany district and several of our former members have gone on to careers in the arts in Australia and internationally.
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