Lights, camera and action! Showtime at Downing Gross for the family! We won tickets a couple months ago for the Willy Wonka show and boy waiting for the show date to get here took so long.
My kids are familiar with both versions of Willy Wonka so they knew the plot but, they also knew from previous theater show experiences that anything is possible. This show was no different.
Willy Wonka was a little different in this version.
Going to a show is so fun because it proves it's not about who plays the part as much as it is about the story. Charlie was also a surprise! Charlie was a girl too!
The show ran for a couple hours with a short intermission in the middle. My kids sat through the duration without any problems. They were extremely entertained by the movie. I wish I could give them a theater experience monthly.
This show was great. There was a lot of singing and action. The story focused on the winners of the golden tickets and then followed them through the factory.
Each golden ticket winner was just as animated and entertaining as the next. It was interesting to watch what would actually happen to each winner on the tour of the chocolate factory.
The audience even got to become a part of the show at one point when bubbles came out from the ceiling. That was a highlight for my kids. We were not sitting directly under them to fully appreciate them but it was nice to see them falling. There second favorite part was the blueberry scene. In this scent the little girl's suit actually blew up!
I think a great family show is one with a lot of kid actors and actresses. My kids enjoyed seeing all the little people playing various parts in the show.
We had a great time. No snacks, electronics and sitting still was not even a concentrated effort. Our time at the theater just flowed. We had a good time and finished our experience with some photo opportunities!
Look it's the Oompa Loompas!
Hello Willy Wonka!
Well this concludes our family fun for the week. Do you have any family fun planned? Or what family fun did you do already?
This is a great cultural arts center. We have enjoyed a few events there as a family and I look forward to more in the future. They offer a range of classes and events throughout the year. Along with special summer programs. We even caught some local school artwork on our way out. That was fun for the kids to see too.