Roald Dahl’s
Willy Wonka

Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley
Adapted for the Stage by Leslie Bricusse & Timothy Allen McDonald
Based on the Book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl

Directed by – Emily Ranii
Musical Direction by – Nathan Urdangen
Choreography by – Russell Garrett

October 25 – November 17, 2019

Roald Dahl’s timeless musical story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate-covered life. Charlie Bucket’s delicious adventures on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder, and new songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is a scrumdiddlyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.



Grandpa Joe – Neil A. Casey*
Willy Wonka – Ricardo “Ricky” Holguin*
Mrs. Bucket/Mrs. Gloop – Lisa Kate Joyce
Charlie Bucket – Jamie Leslie
Augustus Gloop – Michael Mansour
Grandpa George/Phineous Trout – Gary Thomas Ng*
Violet Beauregard – Lily Park
Mike Teavee – Leo Ruckenstein
Grandma Georgina/Mrs. Beauregard – Carolyn Saxon*
Grandma Josephine/Mrs. Teavee – Lisa Yuen*
Veruca Salt – Carly Williams
Mr. Bucket/Mr. Salt – Matthew Zahnzinger*

Oompa Loompas – Aoife Brennan, Jackson Daley, Timmy Duggan, Ava Lyons, Brendan O’Brien, Lauren O’Donovan, Rania Mankodi, Ben Miner, Anabel Moda, Emilia Tagliani 

*Denotes Member of Actors’ Equity Association


Director – Emily Ranii
Choreographer – Russell Garrett
Musical Director – Nathan Urdangen
Set Designer – James Rotondo III
Lighting Designer – Matt Robson
Costume Designer – Chelsea Kerl
Props Designer – Sam Tompkins Martin
Sound Designer – Brendan F. Doyle**
Production Stage Manager – Renee E. Yancey*
Assistant Stage Manager – Rachel Sturm*

**Represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA-829 of the IATSE

*Denotes Member of Actors’ Equity Association


Photos by Nile Scott Studios


Production Promo


A box can become anything and everything for a child…

-BU Today

Behind the Scenes

Costume renderings by Chelsea Kerl

Willy Wonka
Willy Wonka
Charlie Bucket
Charlie Bucket
Mrs Beauregarde, Ms Teavee, Mrs Gloop, Mr. Salt
Oompa Loompa
Oompa Loompa