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Campbellsville University to present ‘Willy Wonky and the Chocolate Factory Jr.’ in Russ Mobley Theater June 8-10

Campbellsville University to present ‘Willy Wonky and the Chocolate Factory Jr.’ in Russ Mobley Theater June 8-10By Joan C. McKinney, director, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – “Willy Wonky and the Chocolate Factory Jr.” will be presented at Campbellsville University Friday-Sunday, June 8-10 in the Russ Mobley Theater of the Alumni Building at 114 University Drive, Campbellsville, Ky.

The production is by Community Trust Bank, Campbellsville University Theater and Town Hall Productions and will be at 7 p.m. Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9 and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 10.

Tickets go on sale to the public Tuesday, May 29 at www.townhallpro.com/theater-film. General admission is $7; with seniors (65 and older), children (12 and under) and Campbellsville University employees and students at $5.

The cast and crew include the following, with the students’ school they attend: Willy Wonka — Hannah Hansford, homeschool of Campbellsville; Charlie Bucket — Sophia Santos, Campbellsville Elementary School, Campbellsville;

Grandpa Joe — Isaac Rogers, Taylor County Middle School, Campbellsville; Mr. Bucket — Colin Harris, Campbellsville High School, Campbellsville; Mrs. Bucket — Morgan Schooling, Marion County Knight Academy, Lebanon;

Phineous Trout — Nicholas Hardin, LaRue County Middle School, Hodgenville; Augustus Gloop — Rachel Henderson, Green County Intermediate School, Greensburg; Mrs. Gloop — Kaylea Neely, Taylor County Middle School, Campbellsville, and Mike Teavee — Elijah Rogers, Taylor County Intermediate School, Campbellsville;

Ms. Teavee — Riley Phillips, Taylor County Middle School, Campbellsville; Violet Beauregarde — Elli Wilson, Wilson Academy (homeschool), Campbellsville; Mrs. Beauregarde — Sophie McAnelly, Taylor County Middle School, Campbellsville;

Veruca Salt — Claire Goff, Green County Intermediate School, Greensburg; Mr. Salt — Creed Dudgeon, Taylor County Intermediate School, Campbellsville; Grandma Josephina — Juliana Dixon, St. Augustine School, Campbellsville;

Grandpa George — Luke Hesson, Kentucky Christian Academy, Campbellsville; Grandma Georgina — Katie England, Olmstead Academy South, Campbellsville; Jamie — Aliyandra Dunn, Campbellsville Elementary School, Knifley; Matilda — Alexandra Curry, Curry Academy, Greensburg;

Candy Man — Jace Estes, Kentucky Christian Academy, Greensburg; Candy Man Kids — Anna Smith, Taylor County Intermediate School, Campbellsville; Kati Wilson, Wilson Academy (homeschool), Campbellsville; Reece Estes, Kentucky Christian Academy, Greensburg; Baylee Sharlow, Kentucky Christian Academy, Campbellsville; Kaylee Lawrence, Taylor County Middle School, Campbellsville; Abigail Blakeman, Taylor County Middle School, Campbellsville, and Zoey Blair, St. Augustine School, Lebanon;

Oompa-Loompa Soloists — Maryn Ward, Taylor County Intermediate School, Campbellsville; Kiah Hill, Taylor County Primary School, Campbellsville; Jackson Hayes, Taylor County Intermediate School, Campbellsville; Case Baker, Green County Intermediate School, Greensburg, and Hope Hansford, homeschool, Campbellsville;

Chocolate Oompa Lommpas  — Anaia Frankowicz, homeschool, Campbellsville; Everest Garrett, Garrett Academy (homeschool), Campbellsville; Austin Hughes, Hodgenville Elementary School, Hodgenville; Sophie Hayes, Taylor County Intermediate School, Campbellsville; Riley Robison, Taylor County Primary School, Campbellsville, and Kiah Hill, Taylor County Primary School, Campbellsville;

Inventor Oompa Loompas — Andrew Pike, Taylor County Middle School, Campbellsville; Aubrey Young, Campbellsville Middle School, Campbellsville; Tranquility Frankowicz, homeschool, Campbellsville; Emily Clark, Taylor County Middle School, Campbellsville; Alissa Hughes, Hodgenville Elementary School, Hodgenville, and Bailey Litton, Hodgenville Elementary School, Hodgenville;

Nutty Oompa Loompas — Case Baker, Green County Intermediate School, Greensburg; Eden Dudgeon, Taylor County Primary School, Campbellsville; Jackson Hays, Taylor County Intermediate School, Campbellsville; Samantha Hesson, Kentucky Christian Academy, Campbellsville; Tylee Britton, Campbellsville Elementary School, Campbellsville, and Leah Smith, Taylor County Primary School, Campbellsville;

Squirrels — August Garrett, Garrett Academy (homeschool), Campbellsville; Aliana Frankowicz, homeschool, Campbellsville; Wyatt Smith, homeschool, Campbellsville; Chloe McFarland, Taylor County Primary School, Campbellsville; Justice Albrecht, Kentucky Christian Academy, Campbellsville; Griffin Hansford, homeschool, Campbellsville, and Ty Bonta, Green County Intermediate School, Greensburg;

Choco-Vision Oompa Loompas — Hope Hansford, homeschool, Campbellsville; Maryn Ward, Taylor County Intermediate School, Campbellsville; Lily Coots, Campbellsville Elementary School, Campbellsville; Saylor Wilson, Taylor County Intermediate School, Campbellsville; Kellis Lawrence, Taylor County Intermediate School, Campbellsville; and Nora Harris, Campbellsville Elementary School, Campbellsville.

Junior crew — Kate Billeter, Campbellsville Elementary School, Campbellsville; Zeke Harris, Campbellsville Elementary School, Campbellsville; Meghan Squires, Taylor County Middle School, Greensburg, and Julie Gibbs, Taylor County Intermediate School, Campbellsville.

Sarah Durham, who last attended CU in 2017, is the director. Starr Garrett, director of the theater and associate professor of theater, is the technical director. Alia McClendon, who also last attended CU in 2017, is the music director, and Singrid Jennings, who graduated from CU in 2013, is the choreographer. Producer is Andrew Ward/Town Hall Productions.

Corporate sponsors are Brothers, Squires & Lee, CPA; Taylor County Public Library and Crossroads Family Medicine, Snappy Tomato Pizza and Nunery & Call, Attorneys at Law, PLLC.

For more information, email theater@campbellsville.edu or call (270) 789-5266.

Campbellsville University is a widely-acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 10,000 students offering over 90 programs of study including 20 master’s degrees, six postgraduate areas and seven pre-professional programs. The university has off-campus centers in Kentucky cities Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset and Hodgenville with instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro, Summersville and Liberty, all in Kentucky, and one in Costa Mesa and the Silicon Valley in California, and a full complement of online programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.

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