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"Willy Wonka Jr." a Sweet Surprise at Edison Middle School

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Edison Middle School Drama Club will be presenting "Willy Wonka Jr." on April 20 and 21 beginning at 7:00 pm, and it is a family-friendly sweet treat that should not be missed.

 

The West Orange School District is committed to the Arts: voice, music, and dance, and the community should be proud to know that middle school students take their craft very seriously. Following on heels of the High School's production of "In the Heights," Edison takes on Roald Dahl and Willy Wonka in a lively version that features the well-known "Pure Imagination" and "The Candy Man." 

 

Aficionados will appreciate the message that character traits like kindness, honesty, and positivity are recognized and acknowledged in today's world, while self-centeredness can get you into all sorts of trouble.

 

It will be fun to see what these up-and-coming performers will be doing once they get to the high school. Let's hope they stick with it and develop their talents, which are already evident.

 

"Willy Wonka Jr." was directed by Molly Eisen, with Musical Direction by Bonnie Pomeroy and Set Design by Melanie Racanelli.  Tickets are $5.00 at the door both evenings.

 

The talented cast and crew are listed below.

 

See all the photos from the Dress Rehearsal here.

 

Willy Wonka Jr.

Cast and Crew Members of Willy Wonka Jr.

 

Cast

Willy Wonka/Candy Man……………………………..Sean Harrington

Oompa Loompa 1……………………………….Dylan Suriano-Garland

Oompa Loompa 2…………………………………………..Makayla Opoku

Oompa Loompa 3………………………………………………….Rosie Slaten

Oompa Loompa 4………………………………………..Alaina Kelly-Terry

Oompa Loompa 5…………………………………………..Nakhayla Green

Oompa Loompa 6…………………………………………..Mikayla Nathan

Oompa Loompa 7……………………………………….Justice Cillo Smith

Charlie Bucket……………………………………………………..Sophia Jacob

Mrs. Bucket……………………………………………………….Sophia Rowan

Mr. Bucket…………………………………………………………….Reed Kibutu

Grandma Josephina……………………………………….Joelle Robertson

Grandma Georgina………………………………………….Alicia Germain

Grandpa George…………………………………………………..Joshua Elgin

Grandpa Joe………………………………………………………….Cal Redwine

Phineous Trout………………………………………………..Olivia Lambert

Augustus Gloop………………………………………………….Takara Byrum

Mrs. Gloop……………………………………………………….Kayla McDaniel

Veruca Salt………………………………………….Avery Suriano-Garland

Mr. Salt…………………………………………………………….Greggory Davis

Violet Beauregarde………………………………………..Svara Bhatnager

Mrs. Beauregarde……………………………………………….Reign Bracey

Mike Teavee………………………………………………………….Kirsten Coxe

Ms. Teavee…………………………………………………………….Zoe Perlman

Ensemble……………………………………………..Madison Abdus Sabur                                   

Ensemble…………………………………………………………….Brooke Davis

Ensemble……………………………………………………..Hannah Florendo

Ensemble……………………………………………….Christina ParionaOre

 

Stage Managers

Daniella Charro

Dorinda Destine

Brielle Grant

Olivia Raymond

 

Crew

Alexa Alfonso

Oluoma Ejiofor

Sam Selikoff

Amie Binan

Janiya Knox

Chloe Zucker

Amaya Fields

Tatiana Lopez

Jordan Bond

Elisa Gomes

Emily Olson

Elliot Morely

Vanisha Janaki

Claudia Rodgers

Andrea Cob

Faarah Rexach-Peters

Lucy Fishkin

Ciera Edwards

Yairibel Fernandez

Kiara Govea

Isoka Foreman

Mikela Dare

Jayden Honeyghan

Jessica Montoya

Esosa Obasuyi

Allyssa Jules

Gabriel Santos

Ogechi Udechukwu

Josephine Locricchio

Jacqueline Aguilar

Mary Dixon

Gianella Penaranda

Sarah Attomante

Ijeome Ejiofor

Taniya Riley

Madison Cyrus

Daniell Daley

Sherrie Mousa

Yanessa Gonzalez

Leila Smith

Dayana Matamoros

Chadalya Paul

Jasmin Minchala

Sophie Winters

 
     

 

Cynthia Cumming
April 17, 2018