LUFKIN, TX: Angelina Arts Alliance brings a world of pure imagination to Lufkin when the Broadway musical version of the classic story everyone knows and loves, Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, comes to town on Saturday, March 12.
Ahead of the production of the spectacular new musical, scavengers can hunt for Gobstoppers with a “Golden Ticket” hidden near prominent landmarks inside the Lufkin city limits starting Monday, February 21. A “Golden Ticket” can be redeemed at the box office (located downtown at 108 S. First Street) for two FREE tickets to see the show. There will be a total of six Gobstopper boxes with Golden Tickets hidden around the city. Clues will be released on Angelina Arts Alliance’s Facebook page.
Executive Director Jennifer Allen explains, “This is big, bright Broadway musical that celebrates innovation and creativity. We wanted to do something ‘out of the box’ to promote the spirit of the show’s imagination in our community. Everyone is invited to join in the fun and see this Roald Dahl classic in-person at the Temple Theatre next month.”
Added to the 2021-2022 season as an “extra” in September, the critically acclaimed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be performed on Saturday, March 12 at 6:30 PM. Tickets are on sale now at www.anglinaarts.org and at the box office (936-633-5454). The performance is sponsored by T.L.L. Temple Foundation.
Roald Dahl's amazing tale is now Lufkin’s golden ticket! It's the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man,” and “I've Got a Golden Ticket,” alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray. Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory...to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now's your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before – get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!
“WE FINALLY HAVE A TERRIFIC SHOW FOR EVERYONE. GO SEE CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY – I GUARANTEE YOU WILL HAVE A BALL!” – NPR
For more information about the upcoming 2022 events presented by Angelina Arts, visit www.angelinaarts.org.
The Angelina Arts Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to enrich, entertain and educate by presenting and promoting the arts in East Texas.