‘Willie Wonka’ set for this weekend

CANAJOHARIE — The Canajoharie-Fort Plain Summer Drama Club will present Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka,” the stage musical at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in Canajoharie High School’s Arkell Performing Arts Center. The tickets are $6 for adults; and $4 for senior citizens and students, according to a news release.

The cast is led by drama club veteran, Vicente Nunez as Willy Wonka; Calista Hardesty plays the sweet Charlie accompanied by her energetic Grandpa Joe, Connor Bowden. Angelo Fatta as Phineous Trout introduces the audience to each of the golden tickets winners and their parents who are played by Andan Gomez as Augustus with Sarah Bowden as Mrs. Gloop, Payton Landry as Veruca with Christian Jones as Mr. Salt, Tori Rocas as Violet with Rianna VanRensalaar as Mrs. Beauregarde, and Emily Palmeri as Mike Teavee with Bretton Scofield as Ms. Teavee. The rest of the Bucket family is played by Michael Barlow as Mr. Bucket, Kaylee Sanders as Mrs. Bucket, Catherine Twitchell as Grandma Georgina, Mathea Leonard as Grandma Josephine, and Connor Hill as Grandpa George. Add in the eight oompaloompas, 14 of Charlie’s friends, six crew members, and a six member pit orchestra. Co-directors Norma Bowley, Allison Ramsey and Mason Rivenburg invite the public to come and see this summer’s drama production, the news release stated.