‘Willy Wonka’ opening tonight

Photo courtesy Dale Johnson
Just like in the “Willy Wonka” musical, five of the candy bars recently sold in conjunction with Curtains Up Pagosa contained Golden Tickets, allowing the bearer one free ticket to “Willy Wonka.” “Willy Wonka the Musical” opens tonight and runs for four performances this weekend.

By Dale Johnson
Special to The PREVIEW
Today is the day that Pagosa Springs gets “Wonka-Ized,” as Curtains Up Pagosa (CUP) opens its four-day run of “Willy Wonka the Musical” in celebration of 30 years of community theater in Pagosa Springs.
We have been working for over two months to bring our version of this well-known story to our mountain town. It is a story for everyone.
Tickets are available at the door of our home stage at the high school. The performances will be evenings at 7 p.m., with Sunday being a matinee only at 2 p.m. Kids 10 and under get in free on Sunday if they come dressed in a costume from Willy Wonka.
Come spend a few hours with us, meet some Oompa Loompas, shake hands with Wonka and the Candy Man and Charlie; enjoy our live pit orchestra — they are fantastic. Thanks for supporting the performing arts in our town.
CUP is a giving and service organization that not only produces professional-level shows, but also acts as the support for the performing arts in our schools and community. CUP awards college scholarships plus gifts in the form of vocal, music and dance scholarships in partnership with our schools and other local teachers.

This story was posted on November 21, 2019.