Photos by Stephanie Mennell Photography
Did you get your Golden Ticket? Jones Elementary School presents four performances of "Willy Wonka Jr." from March 15-17.
Tommy Engstrom stars as Willy Wonka, Destiny Felder as Charlie Bucket, Stevie Degnan as Grandpa Joe, Lila Patton as Veruca Salt, and Brooklyn LaBrier as Violet Beauregarde. The set consists of two designs — one at Jones Elementary for the first three performances, and a multi-dimensional version for the fourth and final performance at Stage & Screen Studios in Millersville, which presents an exceptionally unique educational experience for the cast and crew, and a mesmerizingly entertaining one for the audience.
The show is directed by longtime television and theater veteran Pete Garvey, owner of Stage & Screen Studios, with musical direction from Jones music teacher Charlene Beyerlein, and choreography by Abbie Smith, an SPHS ninth-grade theater phenom and Jones alumnus. Three fifth-grade parents are producing the show: Jen Degnan, Kim LaBrier and Eloise Patton.