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Gray, Maine, Wins Golden Ticket with Cumberland County Children’s Theatre Production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr.

Updated: Apr 13

New Gloucester, Maine — Cumberland County Children's Theatre (CCCT) will transport audience members to a “world of pure imagination” with their production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr., a musical based on Roald Dahl’s timeless children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, on Saturday, May 11 at 2PM and 7PM, Sunday, May 12 at 2PM, Saturday, May 18 at 2PM and 7PM, and Sunday May 19 at 2PM. Performances will take place at Gray-New Gloucester High School in Gray, Maine.

In Willy Wonka Jr., a world-famous reclusive candy man named Willy Wonka offers the tour of a lifetime through his secret chocolate factory to five children who find a golden ticket in one of his world-famous candy bars. One ticket-holder will also win a lifetime supply of chocolate. The children encounter marvelous sights and tastes along the way, including giant nut-selecting squirrels, fizzy lifting drinks, Everlasting Gobstoppers, and a chocolate river. But each stop proves to be a test, as only one can go on to win the Wonka prize.

CCCT’s production will include beloved songs “The Candy Man,” “I Want It Now!”, and “Pure Imagination” from the classic 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.


Tickets are available in advance by visiting:

Now in its fourth season, CCCT is a Maine nonprofit whose mission is to inspire, educate, and empower young people through theater. They offer high-quality, accessible theater programming for kids ages 5–17. For more information, visit:

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