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Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

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on December 1, 2011 - 1:19pm

Last night, I had the opportunity to attend the premiere of Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory at a small, local community theater (Racine Theater Guild) in Racine, WI.

Receiving the initial invite to the premiere, I was skeptical about the show because the movie(s) utilizes some amazing costumes, special effects, lightening & set design.

The performance was absolutely AMAZING, drawing in the imagination of kids and adults alike as it felt as if one were on the factory tour themselves.

The costumes & make-up were superb... The Oompa-Loopa's looked like the ones in the "original" movie (orange faces, green hair, w/ white bib overalls on). I was more than impressed with the set design & use of lightening.

I later found out during the Q & A (after the performance) that the theater brought in a professional tech company (who specializes in live theater) to assist w/ the lightening & special effects.