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Willy Wonka Coming to Hauser

Posted Mar 16, 2012 | Category: Community, District 96

This information was originally posted on March 16, 2012. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Oompa Loompa, do-ba-dee-doo, I’ve got a perfect story for you … Next Tuesday and Wednesday, March 20 and 21, 2012, Hauser Jr. High School will be performing the beloved Willy Wonka, based on Roald Dahl’s classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Both shows are at 7 p.m., in the school’s auditorium, at 65 Woodside Road, Riverside.

The Hauser production, co-directed by Dave Mason and Laura Lynch, will be a multi-media experience, with original film sequences interspersed with live performances. According to Mason, “We filmed about a third of it, so the musical will be a hybrid stage/screen event, with three movie screens, a 25-foot boat, giant mushrooms large enough for small children to walk on, and an edible set.”

“The Hauser spring musical is filled with sixth, seventh and eighth grade boys and girls dancing, singing and acting,” said Ms. Lynch. “It’s an amazing collaboration of talented students, community members, parents, and teachers all working hard to produce a unique musical which combines film and live theater.”

WHAT: Hauser Jr. High production of “Willy Wonka”
WHEN: Tuesday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Hauser Auditorium, 65 Woodside Road, Riverside, Illinois