Bring your golden ticket to Willy Wonka Jr. at EPAC

February 2 - 18

The sweetest show of the year

Michael C. Upton, The Ephrata Review

EPAC's Kids 4 Kids opens 'Willy Wonka Jr.' with help from parents

Jane Holahan, Lancaster Online

Words and Music by Leslie Bricussse and Anthony Newley
Adapted for the Stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy A. McDonald
Based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Extended Preview

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Jr. is a Kids4Kids musical production based on the beloved book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. When poor Charlie Bucket finds himself in possession of a golden ticket, he and his Grandpa Joe get the chance of a lifetime. During their tour of the famous chocolate factory, Charlie and Grandpa Joe travel through Mr. Wonka's world of pure imagination. But they’re not the only ones on this exclusive tour! The other four winners are gluttonous Augustus Gloop, spoiled Veruca Salt, gum-expert Violet Beauregarde, and TV-obsessed Mike Teavee. It turns out this tour is more than just a PR stunt, as Mr. Wonka has a secret agenda. The five children will be tested on more than just their sweet tooth. They’re in for a dangerous adventure through a wacky and unexpected world!

Photos - See more on Flickr

"Alright everybody, gather 'round. The Candy Man is here" with some exciting news: EPAC is holding its own Golden Ticket Contest! Purchase a Miesse chocolate bar at our concession stand for a chance to find a golden ticket and win a Miesse Candy Factory tour, half a pound of chocolate, and perhaps even a free ticket to a 2018 EPAC Main Stage show! There will be one lucky winner from each performance, and all of the Golden Ticket Contest winners will be entered for a chance to win one free week at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center Youth Camp. Take a break from the chewing gum and grab a chocolate bar instead. It just may be your lucky day!

Join the fun at EPAC and watch Charlie and Grandpa Joe navigate this wonky world!

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Tel.: (212) 541-4684
Fax: (212) 397-4684

Willy Wonka Jr. will run from February 2 - 18, at the Sharadin Bigler Theatre. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 717-733-7966 x 1.

EPAC would like to thank our wonderful sponsors who made this show possible.

EPAC's K4K Show Sponsor is Ted Williams, MBA, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

EPAC's Opening Night Sponsor is Details Hair Design

February 18 Individual Performance Sponsor is The Antonacci Family

EPAC's Show Sponsors are Miesse Candies and Solve IT Solutions

EPAC's 2018 season sponsor is 12:34 MicroTechnologies.

EPAC's 2018 season sponsor is Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA.

EPAC's 2018 season media sponsor is Blue Ridge Communications.

Win or purchase a keepsake poster commemorating Willy Wonka Jr.

Willy Wonka Jr. Show Poster

Now is your chance to purchase an original, limited-edition piece of art to bring theater into your home. A great gift for any budding theater fan, this poster will make a powerful visual statement wherever it is displayed! Each poster is $10 and will be signed and numbered by the artist to verify its authenticity.

Only 50 of these artworks will be produced, so act now to secure a piece of EPAC history that you and your family will cherish for years to come!

Once purchased, your artwork will be available for pickup at the theatre from February 2 to February 18. Shipping is not available. Simply bring your email confirmation of purchase when you come to pick up your poster!

You could also be the lucky winner of a limited edition original piece of art signed by the entire cast and crew! Yes, one of these limited pieces will be secured and signed by the entire cast and crew of EPAC's production of Willy Wonka Jr.

This special legacy piece is going to be raffled during the run of Willy Wonka Jr. with the drawing to be held closing day, Febraury 18. You need not be present to win! Raffle tickets will be sold 1 for $5, 3 for $10, and 8 for $20, with all proceeds benefiting the Ephrata Performing Arts Center, your home for theater that matters!


Creative Team

Irving Gonzalez - Director
Kristin Pontz - Choreographer
JP Welliver - Music Director
Karey Getz - Stage Manager
Joselyn Terry - Assistant Stage Manager
Jeff Cusano - Lighting Design
Mike Rhoads - Set Design
Jill Kurtz - Set
Michael Murphy - Sound Design
Steve Schelling - Master Carpenter
Mike Wiltraut - Production Manager
Greta Laube - Parent Liason
Carolyn Smith - Costumer
Karey Getz - Light Board Operator
Edward Fernandez - Artistic Director
Zach DePorter - Spot Op
Gabrielle Reimel - Spot Op

Thank you’s
Liz Metzler
Kristen Hemsley
Amy Hagy
Valerie Sensenig
Bryna Freeman
Stephanie Samuel
Melanie Pilsner
Jennifer Antonacci
Mary Reimel
Beth Zueno
Susan Prentiss
Clint & Stacey Burdick

Parent Helpers
The Art of Recycle
Mathew Samuel
Inge Storey
Todd Ribbeck


Willy Wonka - Ethan Reimel
Candy Man - Henry Greiner
Charlie Bucket - Ryan Kimbark / George Fenimore
Mrs. Bucket - Olivia Tran-Speros
Mr. Bucket - Brett Devlin
Grandpa Joe - Andrew Hagy
Grandma Josephine - Kayla Ketchum
Grandpa George - Adam Smith
Grandma Georgina - Jenna Zueno
James - Conner Moodie
Matilda - Olivia Eichler
Phineous Trout - Miguel Prysakar
Augustus Gloop - Hunter Smith
Mrs. Gloop - Meghan Farling
Veruca Salt - Alisia Alvarez
Mr. Salt - Bryce Rissler
Violet Beauregarde - Clara Mecouch
Mrs. Beauregarde - Angela Beebe
Mike Teavee - William Sensenig
Ms. Teavee - Lily Montgomery

Claire Altemos
Emma Antonacci
Adelynn Aument
Elaine Blacker
Isabel Fairbanks
Paige Fairbanks
Sidoney Freeman
Arielle Marie Geig
Lily Gould
Reece Harper
Tyson Harper
Anastazia Heffner
Damian Hemsley
Sara Holler
Emma Jahn
Addison Journey
Chloe Kantner
Kaia Kantner
Abigail Lesher
Malloree Marshall
Aubrey Metzler
Scarlett Meyer
Mallory Murphy
Jaclyn Niven
Liam Nornhold
Jack Packer
Anderson Pilsner
Katelyn Pilsner
Benjamin Prentiss
Raya Samuel
Sanjay Samuel
Delaney Sauder
Susannah Schelling
Zachary Sensenig
Peter Smith
Emerson Trobaugh
Halli Upton
Kendall Winters
Noah Woods

Willy Wonka Jr. is sponsored by:

Kids4Kids Show Sponsor

Ted Williams, MBA, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

EPAC's Opening Night Sponsor

Details Hair Design

Individual Performance Sponsor

The Antonacci Family

Show Sponsors

Miesse Candies
Solve IT Solutions

Season Sponsor

12:34 MicroTechnologies.

Season Sponsor

Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA.

Season Media Sponsor

Blue Ridge Communications.



More Information


Coming Soon

Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Disney's Beauty and the Beast, December 2018

See all past productions

The 2019 Season at EPAC
More information about the 2019 season at EPAC

Box Office
(717) 733-7966

Address (Physical)
320 Cocalico Street, Ephrata Community Park
Ephrata, PA 17522

Address (Mailing)
PO Box 173
Ephrata, PA 17522
2018 Season Sponsor
12:34 MicroTechnologies
2018 Season Sponsor
Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA
2018 Season Media Sponsor
Blue Ridge Communications

© 2018, Ephrata Performing Arts Center