CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Stranahan Theater

March 19 - 23, 2019

Roald Dahl's amazing tale is now Toledo's golden ticket! It's the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including "Pure Imagination," "The Candy Man," and "I've Got a Golden Ticket," alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray.

Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory...to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now's your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before – get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is recommended for ages 6 and older.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019: 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019: 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 21, 2019: 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 21, 2019: 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 22, 2019: 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 23, 2019: 2 p.m.

Saturday, March 23, 2019: 8 p.m.

Questions about performance times?  Call us at 800.776.7469


  • ACT I: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • INTERMISSION: 15 minutes
  • ACT II: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • RUNNING TIME: 2 hours 30 minutes

The performance will begin promptly at the advertised curtain time. Latecomers will be held outside of the theater until the tour approved entrance time.

Interview with Jack O'Brien (director) and Christian Borle (original Broadway Willy Wonka) discussing the characterization and plot of the show.
Listen to Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman—the songwriting duo of HAIRSPRAY—talk  over the musical design of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.