May 11, 2022

A Musical Version of Willy Wonka’s Story

WILLY WONKA AND FRIENDS: The cast of Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” on stage at the State Theatre New Jersey May 13-15.

State Theatre New Jersey presents Roald Dahl’s Charlie and The Chocolate Factory for four performances on Friday, May 13 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 14 at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, May 15 at 2 p.m.

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and The Chocolate Factory tells the story of Willy Wonka, world-famous inventor of the Everlasting Gobstopper, who has just made an astonishing announcement. His mysterious factory is opening its gates, to a lucky few. That includes young Charlie Bucket, whose life definitely needs sweetening. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a life-changing journey through Wonka’s world of pure imagination.

The hit Broadway musical features songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man,” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” alongside a new score from the songwriters from Hairspray.

In celebration of the show coming to town, State Theatre has partnered with Thomas Sweet in New Brunswick for a special Golden Ticket contest for a chance to win four free tickets to the show. From now until the show opens, Thomas Sweet will be including a flyer with all orders, and some of them include a magical Golden Ticket giving the bearer four free admissions. To enter, place an order at Thomas Sweet or ask for a free flyer. Thomas Sweet is located at 55-57 Easton Avenue in New Brunswick.

Tickets range from $40-$98. The State Theatre is at 15 Livingston Avenue. Visit for more information.